I am an assistant professor of International Economics at Bielefeld University and the head of the Trade Policy Task Force at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy . Previously I was 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 study international trade, in particular its political economy and connection with foreign policy, the spatial dimension of international trade and migration, often in the context of the so-called gravity equation, and 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 International Trade.

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

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