Sebastian Schirner


Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Social Science
Chair for Social Policy & Public Economics
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

 

Tel.: +49 - 32-22969
E-Mail: sebastian.schirner@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Room: GD 1/277
Office hours: Upon appointment


Short Biography


Sebastian Schirner has joined the Chair for Social Policy and Public Economics as a research and teaching assistant in January 2021. He holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Cologne and a BA in International Economics from the University of Bayreuth. He has gained previous work experience in conducting research, data management, and economic advisory. Before joining the RUB, he was employed as an Economist at the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (German Economic Institute) in Cologne.


Curriculum Vitae


Work Experience

Since 01/2021               Ruhr-University Bochum, Research and teaching assistant (PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zohal Hessami)

05/2020 - 12/2020         Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (German Economic Institute), Cologne, Economist

01/2018 - 05/2020         Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (German Economic Institute), Cologne, Working student

02/2018 - 09/2018         University of Cologne, Center for Macroeconomic Research, Tutor and grading assistant

01/2017 - 06/2017         GfK Market Research, Nürnberg, Intern

01/2016 - 04/2016         C asean, Bangkok, Intern

 

Education

10/2017 - 05/2020         University of Cologne, MSc Economics (MSc thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erik Hornung)

10/2013 - 09/2017         University of Bayreuth, BA International Economics

08/2015 - 12/2015         Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand, exchange semester

06/2012                         High school degree (Abitur), Ehrenbürg-Gymnasium, Forchheim

  

Other Activities

01/2019 - 01/2020          Executive Committee member of the student council, University of Cologne

10/2014 - 07/2015          Editor-in-chief of a student newspaper

03/2013 - 09/2013          Various student jobs / Local newspaper in Forchheim, Intern

10/2012 - 02/2013          Travelling in India

 

Working Papers

Baskaran, T., Hessami, Z. and S. Schirner (2021). Gerontocracy and Fiscal Policy.

 

Conferences and Workshops

2022

European Public Choice Society (EPCS) Meeting in Braga Portugal

Doctoral Workshop of the Ruhr Graduate School (virtual)

 

2021

15th ifo Dresden Workshop on Political Economy

Workshop on "Elections, Institutional Reforms, and Public Policy" in Bochum

European Public Choice Society (EPCS) Meeting in Lille, France (virtual)

 

Teaching

Summer 2022:     War and Peace - Political Economy of Conflicts (BSc, seminar)

Winter 2021/22:   Fiscal Policy in a Federation (BSc, Seminar)

Summer 2021:     War and Peace - Political Economy of Conflicts (BSc, seminar)