Lukas Hoesch is a PhD candidate in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Mannheim University, an M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and an M.Res. in Economics, Finance and Management from Pompeu Fabra University.His research interests lie in time series econometrics and forecasting with empirical applications in macroeconomics and finance.