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.
- 27-06-’22 Our paper "Schools under mandatory testing van mitigate the pread of SARS-CoV-2 now in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 24/25-06-’22 International Health Economics Workshop, Tilburg (NL)
- 16-11-`21 Press release: Schools may contribute to stemming the pandemic
- 16-11-´21 Pressenachricht: Offene Schulen tragen bei verpflichtender Testung zur Eindämmung der Pandemie bei
- 21-07-’21 New DFG research grant: “Ramadan during pregnancy: effects on health and fertility across the generations”
- 28-01-’21 New DFG research grant: “How do prenatal and postnatal circumstances interact in shaping health?”
- 26-05-`20 Fabienne Pradella joins Gutenberg-Akademie as Junior Member
- 31-10-`18 American Journal of Epidemiology on our chair’s research on Ramadan during pregnancy
- 30-09-'18 Fabienne Pradella wins the best poster price at the 2018 DGEpi conference
- 21-09-’17 Fabienne Pradella wins the best poster price at the 2017 GMDS conference
- 03-09-’17 Juditha Wójcik wins the CINCH Academy best paper award 2017
- 05-05-'17 SEAL-Projekt: Frühdiagnose bei Leberzirrhose verbessern
- 15-03-’17 Inside Story (Australia): Peer pressures. New PISA results confirm that the social makeup of schools affects the performance of individual students
- 26-08-'16 The Times: Wartime babies grew into healthier adults
- 19-05-‘16 Trouw newspaper: “Thuis bevallen is soms riskanter”
- 28-05-’16 Interview on home births with Reyn Joris van Ewijk, Radio 1, The Netherlands
- 08-07-’15 Washington Post: The economics of having your baby at home
- 27-07-’15 The Conversation: Hospitals are safer than home births – but only if you’re poor
- 04-04-’15 The Economist: Unequal beginnings
- 04-04-’15 The Economist: Great expectations