K.M. Wacker, PhD


Research interests

I investigate questions of macroeconomic development, exploring why some countries are richer than others. I am particularly interested in interactions between economic growth, inequality, and poverty; and in the role of globalization for development and growth.

I primarily analyze those issues empirically and aim at applying and improving state-of-the-art econometric methods, especially for panel data.

  1. Differences in measuring FDI: do they matter for our economic conclusions?

    Wacker, K., Oct-2020, Bridging measurement challenges and analytical needs of external statistics: evolution or revolution? Proceedings of the IFC Conference on external statistics, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-18 February 2020 . Bank for International Settlements, (IFC Bulletin; vol. 52).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

  2. The Rise of Robots and the Fall of Routine Jobs

    de Vries, G. J., Gentile, E., Miroudot, S. & Wacker, K. M., Oct-2020, In : Labour Economics. 66, 101885.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Wie multinationale Konzerne Steuern vermeiden und was dagegen zu tun ist

    Wacker, K., 2020, 6 p.

    Research output: Other contributionPopular

  4. Financial Globalization and the Labor Share in Developing Countries: The Type of Capital Matters

    van Treeck, K. & Wacker, K., Sep-2020, In : World Economy. 43, 9, p. 2343-2374 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Understanding the Income and Efficiency Gap in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Araujo, J. (ed.), Vostroknutova, E. (ed.), Wacker, K. (ed.) & Clavijo, M. (ed.), 2016, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. What conditions should firms fulfill for corona support?

    Konstantin Wacker


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentProfessional

  2. We do not need new taxes - do we?

    Konstantin Wacker


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  3. National distancing as a crisis strategy

    Konstantin Wacker & Judith Kohlenberger


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

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  1. Mainz Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations

    Konstantin Wacker (Organiser), Philipp Harms (Organiser)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an eventAcademic

  2. 21st European Trade Study Group Conference

    Konstantin Wacker (Speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

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  1. Kurt-Rothschild Price

    Konstantin Wacker (Recipient), 2020


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