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Prof. Dr. Bernd Süßmuth (Lehrstuhlinhaber)

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Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
University of Leipzig
Grimmaische Straße 12
D - 04109 Leipzig

E-Mail: suessmuth(at)
Phone: +49 (0)341 - 97 33 782
Fax: +49 (0)341 - 97 33 789

Room: I 253
Office hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Current positons and affiliations

Previous positions and fellowships



Empirische Ökonomie. Eine Einführung in Methoden und Anwendungen, Springer textbook, 2010 (with John Komlos).

Business Cycles in the Contemporary World: Description, Causes, Aggregation, and Synchronization, Physica-Springer, Heidelberg, New York, 2002.

    Articles in refereed journals: Economics

    Geo-politics and the impact of China's outward investment on developing countries: evidence from the Great Recession, forthcoming in Emerging Markets Review, 2021 (with Bastian Gawellek and Jingjing Lyu)

    Subsidies and interacting crop market dynamics, forthcoming in Journal 
    of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
    , 2021 (with Marika Behnert and Sören Graupner)

    Is the relationship of wealth inequality with the real, financial and housing cycle country specific?, Atlantic Economic Journal, 47, 323–341, 2019 (with Connor Bryant)

    Cumulative instructional time and student achievement, Education Economics 27, 20-34, 2019 (with Philipp Mandel and Marco Sunder)

    Implementing an Approximate Dynamic Factor Model to Nowcast GDP Using Sensitivity Analysis, Journal of Business Cycle Research 14, 127–141, 2018 (with Pablo Duarte)

    Cyclical Asset Returns in the Consumption and Investment Goods Sector,
    Review of Economic Dynamics 28, 51-70, 2018 (with Burkhard Heer and Alfred Maussner)

    The Exchange Rate Susceptibility of European Core Industries, 1995-2010, The World Economy 41, 358-392, 2018 (with David Leuwer).

    What Determines Students' Preferences for Small Class Sizes?, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration 30, 111-122, 2016 (with Philipp Mandel).

    Tuition Fees and Instructional Quality, Economics Bulletin 36, 84-91, 2016 (with Bastian Gawellek and Daniel Singh).

    The Quantity Theory of Money: Valid only for High and Medium Inflation?, Applied Economics Quarterly 61, 315-329, 2015 (with Claude Hillinger and Marco Sunder).

    Public Education, Accountability, and Yardstick Competition in a Federal System, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 15, 1679-1703, 2015 (with Philipp Mandel).

    Growth and Volatility of Tax Revenues in Latin America, World Development 54, 114-138, 2014 (with Hans Fricke).

    Tax Bracket Creep and its Effects on Income Distribution, Journal of Macroeconomics 38, 393-408, 2013 (with Burkhard Heer).

    A Different Look at Lenin's Legacy: Social Capital and Risk Taking in the Two Germanies, Journal of Comparative Economics 41, 789–803, 2013 (with Guido Heineck).

    Estimating Dynamic Asymmetries in Demand at the Munich Oktoberfest, Tourism Economics 19, 653–674, 2013 (with Ulrich Woitek).

    Determinants of Digital Piracy: A Re-Examination of Results, Journal of Economics and Statistics 232/4, 394-413, 2012 (with Philipp Mandel).

    A Market's Reward Scheme, Media Attention, and the Transitory Success of Managerial Change, Journal of Economics and Statistics 232/2, 258-278, 2012 (with Stefan Wagner).

    Shooting Rampages and Maintenance of Campus Safety: An Incomplete Contracts Perspective, Review of Law and Economics 7, 573-600, 2011 (with Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

    Size Matters. The Relevance and Hicksian Surplus of Preferred College Class Size, Economics of Education Review 30, 1073-1084, 2011 (with Philipp Mandel).

    Hosting Mega-Events: A Regional Perspective -- Introduction, Région et Développement 31, 5-9, 2010.

    Cycles, Shocks, and Sentiment, Région et Développement 31, 65-79, 2010 (with Malte Heyne).

    Induced Civic Pride and IntegrationOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 72, 202-220, 2010 (with Malte Heyne and Wolfgang Maennig).

    The Savings-Inflation Puzzle, Applied Economics Letters 9, 615-617, 2009 (with Burkhard Heer).

    Hidden Value: Wohlfahrtsökonomische Effekte internationaler Sportgroßveranstaltungen, Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 127, 511-529, 2007 (with Malte Heyne).

    Effects of Inflation on Wealth Distribution: Do stock market participation fees and capital income taxation matter?, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 31, 277-303, 2007 (with Burkhard Heer).

    Beauty in the Classroom: Are German Students Less Blinded? Putative Pedagogical Productivity due to Professors' Pulchritude: Peculiar or Pervasive?, Applied Economics 38, 231-238, 2006.

    Managerial Efficiency in German Top League Soccer: An Econometric Analysis of Club Performances on and off the Pitch, German Economic Review 6, 485-506, 2005 (with Markus Kern).

    Some New Results on Industrial Sector Mode-Locking and Business Cycle Formation, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 9, 1-33, 2005 (with Ulrich Woitek).

    Elfenbeinligen und ihre Erfassung: Ein Kommentar und eine neuerliche Messung der Publikationstätigkeit der Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitute im deutschsprachigen Raum: 1989-2003, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 6, 409-420, 2005 (with Martin Steininger).

    Business Cycles and Comovement in Mediterranean Economies: A National and Area-wide Perspective, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 40, 7-28, 2004 (with Ulrich Woitek).

    A Note on Death Penalty Executions and Business Cycles in U.S. Federal States: Is there any nexus?, Economics Bulletin 11, 1-9, 2004.

    Are Procyclical Lumpiness and Asymmetry in Capital Adjustment Dateless Phenomena? The Case of Firms in German Industrialization: 1880-1913, Applied Economics Letters 10, 575-579, 2003.

    Modeling the Synchronization of Sectoral Investment Cycles on the Base of Informational Externalities, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 14, 35-45, 2003.

    Publications Académiques dans les Revues Internationales d'Économie: Existe-t-il une Dimension Régionale? (Academic Publications in International Economic Reviews: Is there a regional dimension?), Économies et Sociétés W7, 633-670, 2003 (with Stephane Ghio).

    National and Supranational Business Cycles (1960-2000): A multivariate description of central G7 and EURO15 NIPA aggregates, CESifo Economic Studies 48, 481-511, 2002.

    Can Herding Explain Cyclic Comovement?, International Game Theory Review 4, 33-51, 2002.

    Articles in refereed journals: Other disciplines

    Cyclic Dynamics of Prevention Spending and Occupational Injuries in Germany: 1886-2009, Safety Science Monitor 15, 1-17, 2011 (with Thomas Kohstall).

    Towards a European Economics of Economics: Monitoring a Decade of Top Research and Providing Some Explanation, Scientometrics 66, 579-612, 2006 (with Stephane Ghio and Martin Steininger).

    Business Cycle Dynamics in a Neural Net Framework, International Journal of Computer Research 10, 201-222, 2000 (with Guido Fioretti).

    Chapters in Books

    In English

    The Econometric Analysis of Willingness-to-pay for Intangibles with Experience Good Character, in W. Maennig und A. Zimbalist (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 227-245, 2012.

    Government Debt and the Portfolios of the Rich, in J. Micklewright and S. Jenkins (eds.), Inequality and Poverty Re-examined, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 268-283, 2007 (with Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

    Institutional Determinants of Public Debt: A Political Economy Perspective, in J. C. Tremmel (ed.), Handbook of Intergenerational Justice, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 170-184, 2006 (with Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

    The German Business Cycle and the Global Double Dip, in C. Hausen, M. Resinek, N. Schürmann, and M. H. Stierle (eds.), Determinants of Growth and Business Cycles: Theory, Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications, VWF Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Berlin, 135-153, 2003.

    In German

    Die intangiblen Effekte der Fußball-WM 2006 in Deutschland. Eine Bewertung mit der Contingent-Valuation-Methode, in A. Spellerberg, H. H. Topp, S. Bogusch, and C. West (eds.), Organisation und Folgewirkungen von Großveranstaltungen, VS Verlag, Wiesbaden, 83-100, 2009 (with Malte Heyne).

    Wieviel ist den Deutschen die Ausrichtung der FIFA-WM 2006 wert und warum? Eine repräsentative Studie auf Grundlage der Contingent-Valuation-Methode, in M.-L. Klein and M. Kurscheidt (eds.), Neue Perspektiven Ökonomischer Sportforschung, Hofmann Verlag, Schorndorf, 119-137, 2007 (with Malte Heyne).

    Exzessive Budgetdefizite und die institutionelle Ausgestaltung der EU-Haushaltspolitik, in V. Ulrich and W. Ried (eds.), Effizienz, Qualität und Nachhaltigkeit im Gesundheitswesen - Theorie und Politik öffentlichen Handelns, insbesondere in der Krankenversicherung, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 3-22, 2007 (with Christian Feilcke and Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

    Vom Wert des Geldes (On the Value of Money), in U. Nembach (ed.), Informationes Theologiae Europae - Internationales Ökumenisches Jahrbuch für Theologie, 14. Jahrgang 2005, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 161-175, 2007 (with Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

    Ineffizienz im deutschen Bildungsföderalismus, in N. Wohlgemuth (ed.), Arbeit, Humankapital und Wirtschaftspolitik, Volkswirtschaftliche Schriften Heft 547, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 247-278, 2006 (with Carolin Amann and Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

      Policy contributions and didactics

      Naturkatastrophen: Pflichtversicherung oder staatliches Handeln?, WISU Das Wirtschaftsstudium 8-9/06, 1111-1116, 2006 (with Christian Feilcke and Robert K. von Weizsäcker)

      Institutional Determinants of Public Debt: A Political Economy Perspective, Intergenerational Justice Review 3, 32-33, 2005 (with Robert K. von Weizsäcker).

      Effizienz und Produktivität von wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten in Deutschland: Eine Analyse anhand von wissenschaftlichen Publikationsaktivitäten an Hochschulen, Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR) Seminarbericht 47, 45-73, 2004 (with Martin Steininger).

      Die Examensklausur aus der Volkswirtschaftslehre, WISU Das Wirtschaftsstudium 11/03, 1425-1428, 2003.

      RAE Rankings and Top Journals, Royal Economic Society Newsletter, October issue, 5-6, 2002 (with Ulrich Woitek).

      Media Coverage

      Radio and TV

      28.01.2012: Interview, mdr: Zur Problematik von Konjunkturprognosen; MP3 (2 MB)

      22.06.2010: Interview, hr1: Konjunktursituation - "Es ist eine Momentaufnahme"; MP3 (2.2 MB)

      14.10.2009: Interview, Deutschlandfunk (mit C. Fuest): Selbstfinanzierung von Steuersenkungen

      09.10.2008: Interview, afk M94.5: Subprime-Krise

      13.08.2008: Interview, Deutschlandradio Kultur: Zusammenhang von Stundenzahl und Lernerfolg

      CNBC Europe


      University: TUM Campus, TUM Mitteilungen (1)

      Regional: Münchner Merkur, Südkurier, Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Weser Kurier, Revier Sport, Der Tagesspiegel, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Abendzeitung, Osnabrücker Nachrichten

      National: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Handelsblatt (1, 2, 3), Süddeutsche Zeitung (1, 2), Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

      International: l'Humanité, Suomen Kuvalehti, Turkish Daily News, Turkuaz, El Peruano, Journal de Negocios, Curentul, Poslovni dnevnik, Der Standard

      letzte Änderung: 30.03.2021