I am an assistant professor of International Economics at Bielefeld University and researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy . Previously, I was head of the Kiel Institute’s Trade Policy Task Force, a visiting assistant professor at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the University of Düsseldorf , a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Postdoc Fellow at the Kiel Centre for Globalization. In 2018–2019 I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

I work at the intersection of international economics and data science, studying international trade and its connection with foreign policy, the spatial dimension of international trade, migration and finance, and related questions in applied econometrics. My work is characterized by policy-relevant research questions that make use of state-of-the-art quantitative methods often involving big data, as well as devising and implementing econometric techniques to handle such types of data. I have taught students from undergraduate to PhD-level, including courses on Statistics, Microeconomics and “Data Science in International Economics Research”.

Get in touch via e-mail at You can find me on Twitter @julianhinz and on Github @julianhinz.

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