Carsten Eckel is a professor of Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) specializing in the effects of globalization on workers, firms and governments. His research focuses on issues at the intersection of international trade, industrial organization, labor economics and public finance. He earned his doctorate from the University of Passau in 2000 and subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen and the University of Göttingen. In 2007, he became a tenured full professor at the University of Bamberg, later joining LMU Munich in 2010. During his time at LMU, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics from 2015 to 2017, and he currently directs the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE).