Bernd Lucke

Professor of Economics at Universität Hamburg

Bernd Lucke studied economics in Bonn and Berkeley. In 1991 he completed his Ph. D. at the Free University of Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he worked in the Council of Economic Experts of the East German Government and, after reunification, as Assistant to the Senator of the Treasury in Berlin. Between 1992 and 1992 he was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin, where he completed his Habilitation on “Theory and Empirics of Real Business Cycles”. He became Full Professor of Economics at the University of Hamburg in 1998. His research interests include economic growth, business cycles, time series econometrics and development economics. He declined a call by the Technical University of Berlin on a Chair for Macroeconomics in 2003. From 2007-2008 he was Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Publications include papers in the European Economic Review, NBER Macroeconomics Annual and Economics Letters.