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 2020/21
Data Graphics with Stata (Graduate School)

Research Seminar
Labour Economics

Work in progress

A hump-shaped transitional growth path as a general pattern of long-run development (with Martin Paldam). Mimeo, May 2020. Forthcoming in Economic Systems.

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). Journal of International Development 31(1), 2019: 3-21.

Jumps into democracy: Integrating the short and the long run in the Democratic Transition (with Martin Paldam). Kyklos. 71(3), 2018, 456-481. Supplementary Appendix.