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 2017/18
VWL-Seminar zur Wirtschaftsentwicklung Chinas (WKC)                

Research Seminar
Labour Economics

Work in progress

How do high and low levels of social trust affect the long-run performance of poor economies? (with Gert Tinggaard Svendsen). Mimeo, April 2017.

Jumps into democracy: Integrating the short and the long run in the Democratic Transition (with Martin Paldam). Revised version, June 2017.

Research project on socioeconomic transitions
(with Martin Paldam).

Recent publications

Introduction to Special Issue: Openness, institutions, and long-run socio-economic development (guest-edited with Josef C. Brada and Richard Frensch). Economic Systems 40(2), 2016: 195–197.

A Monte Carlo study of the BE estimator for growth regressions (with Jan Ditzen). Empirical Economics 51(1), 2016: 31-55.
Stata code for simulations.