Placements & Alumni

Malte Borghorst

Malte Borghorst started his PhD at the Chair of Tobias Seidel at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in 2020 and submitted his dissertation in November 2023. In December 2023, Malte started to work at the Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR),  Bonn. 

He holds a Msc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and a Bsc. in Economics from the Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to joining the RTG, Malte worked as a Research Assistant at the Transport Economics Group of the Technical University of Denmark and the BUILT Department of the Aalborg University.

Malte is interested in labor and urban economics.

Nina Furbach

Nina Furbach started to work for the European Central Bank after completing her dissertation in the Spring of 2023 at the Chair of Philip Jung as part of the RTG program at the Technical University of Dortmund (TUDo). She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Heidelberg and a Master’s degree from the University of Bonn, both in Economics. She had started her PhD in 2018 at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) and in 2019 she had joined the first cohort of the RTG.

Nina’s research interests are centered around Macroeconomics, Monetary and Public Economics.

Johannes Gallé

After completing his dissertation at the Chair of Thomas Bauer at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) Johannes Gallé was offered post-doc position at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin. Johannes studied Economics at the University of Freiburg, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. In his PhD, Johannes worked at the intersection of development, regional and environmental economics with a geographical focus on India. His dissertation comprises research on place-based policies and structural change as well as on the projected impacts of climate change on agricultural output. Most of his work is characterized by creatively combining different kinds of data such as spatial micro-economic data, climate data or remote sensing data. During his PhD studies, Johannes he visited the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in Delhi for a research stay.

Philipp Markus

Philipp Markus joined the RWI team as a post-doc after receiving his PhD degree from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). Philipp had started his PhD studies in 2018 at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and then joined the RTG in 2019. Philipp studied Economics in Bonn and Cologne where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He wrote his dissertation under the Chair of Tobias Seidel.

His research interests are in the fields of Public Economics, Inequality, and Regional Economics.