Almut Balleer

Almut Balleer

Professor for Applied Macroeconomics

RWI Essen and TU Dortmund


I am Co-Head of the Department of Macroeconomics and Public Ecoomics at RWI Essen and Professor for Applied Macroeconomics at TU Dortmund. Previously, I was Professor at RWTH Aachen. I am affiliated with IIES at Stockholm University, CEPR and CESifo. I also serve as research professor at the ifo Institute Munich. My research focuses on macroeconomics, in particular business cycles, labor and monetary economics. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn.

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Recent Publications

(2023). Minimum wages and financial constraints in firms. European Economic Review, accepted for publication.

Latest version IZA DP 16455

(2022). Demand or supply? Price Adjustment During the Covid-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Central Banking, forthcoming.

Published version CEPR DP CESifo WP Covid Economics VoxEU

(2021). Air quality in welfare accounting. Macoeconomic Dynamics,27 (4), June, pp. 1019-1058.

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(2017). Some surprising facts about working time accounts and the business cycle. International Journal of Manpower, 38 (7), pp. 940-953.

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Policy Briefs

Makrodaten: Die amtliche Statistik stärken

Wirtschaftsdienst, 103. Jahrgang, Heft 11, S. 741-745, 2023

Guidelines for cost-effective use of SURE, 01 May 2020

Mit Kurzarbeit erfolgreich durch die nächste Rezession?

ifo Schnelldienst 18, 2019

Financial Constraints and Nominal Rigidities, 24 June 2017

Short-Time work: Does it save jobs?, 12 July 2013