Contact and research

Professor of Economics

Universität Hamburg and
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Universität Hamburg
Department of Economics
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg · Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 - 42838 4589

Email: erich.gundlach(at)

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Winter 2018/19
Applied Growth Econometrics with Stata (Graduate School)

Research Seminar
Labour Economics

Work in progress

A hump-shaped growth-income path as a general pattern of long-run development (with Martin Paldam). Mimeo, July 2018.

Research project on socioeconomic transitions (with Martin Paldam).

Recent publications

How do high and low levels of social trust affect the long-run performance of poor economies? (with Gert Tinggaard Svendsen). Mimeo, March 2018; forthcoming in Journal of International Development.

Jumps into democracy: Integrating the short and the long run in the Democratic Transition (with Martin Paldam). January 2018; forthcoming in Kyklos. Supplementary Appendix.