Welcome to the Chair of Statistics and Econometrics!

Willkommen am Lehrstuhl für Statistik und Ökonometrie!

At the Chair of Statistics and Econometrics, we conduct research in the domains of health, education, and sometimes other domains. In our research, we apply microeconometric and other statistical techniques. Most of this research has a clear interdisciplinary component, which often brings us into contact with other fields such as medicine, epidemiology, and psychology. We for example conduct research on health care systems, long-term effects of exposures early in life on later-life health and economic outcomes, socioeconomic inequalities in health, effects of high criminality levels in a region on local children’s school performance and effects of policies and important life events on people’s health.

Our research in the news

  • 16-02-'23 International news coverage of our study on Ramadan during Pregnancy
    Our work on the 'Mainz Survey Study on Ramadan during Pregnancy' has been featured on several websites worldwide, including Univadis-Medscape, medischcontact.nl, Med India, The Jerusalem Post and Australian Doctor. The project was a collaborative effort between our chair and the Mainz University Medical Center, with the participation of three (former) members of our chair: Reyn van Ewijk, Fabienne Pradella, and Birgit Leimer. The study has recently been published in PLOS One.
  • 01-11-'22 Fabienne Pradella awarded Gutenberg-Stipend for her dissertation
    Fabienne Pradella was awarded the Gutenberg-Stipend of the City of Mainz for her dissertation on the effects of early life events on health and human capital outcomes. The Gutenberg Stipend of the City of Mainz is awarded to completed academic work that is considered an outstanding scientific achievement and that is thematically related to the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz. Together with her colleagues, Fabienne had conducted a survey study in the obstetric wards in Mainz to understand how Ramadan is practiced among pregnant Muslims in Germany, and Mainz in particular.Fabienne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Statistics & Econometrics. During her doctorate she was a member of the Gutenberg Academy, an interdisciplinary forum for exchange that supports the University’s top doctoral students.
  • 01-08-’22 Marc Diederichs returns from a three months research visit to Joshua Angrist at MIT Joshua Angrist, last years nobel laureate in economics, hosted Marc Diederichs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge for a duration of three months. The research visit resulted in a still ongoing collaboration and Marc was allowed to attend coursework at MIT and gain insights into the US research culture.