Dr. Alexander Rohlf joined the working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change as a research fellow in May 2018. Trained as an applied econometrician and empirical economists, he contributes to research projects on the transformation processes in the mobility and transportation sector with a focus on large mobility databases and policy design. He also contributes to projects within the Policy Evaluation Lab and has previously conducted research in the fields of "International Trade and the Environment" and "International Finance". His expertise includes working with large-scale datasets on the firm-level and harnessing the potential of spatial datasets (e.g. GPS data, pollutant emissions) with GIS (Geographical Information Systems) software for the econometric analysis of policy options and causal economic relationships.
After completing his studies in Economics at the University of Heidelberg, Alexander joined the PhD program (CDSE/GESS) at the University of Mannheim and finished his dissertation project titled "Exploring transition processes in Germany with environmental data" in spring 2020. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Ulrich Wagner and Prof. Sebastian Findeisen and consists of a job market paper titled "Did Globalization help Germany become cleaner?" and the published paper "The Effect of Emission Information on Housing Prices". During his studies, Alexander also obtained a bachelor-equivalent degree in Physics from the University of Heidelberg and pursued his research interests as a visiting scholar at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia, USA) and the University of California (Berkeley, California, USA).
Rohlf, A., Holub, F., Koch, N., Ritter, N. (2020): The effect of clean air on pharmaceutical expenditures, Economics Letters, Volume 192, 109221.
von Graevenitz, K., Roemer, D., Rohlf, A. (2018): The Effect of Emission Information on Housing Prices - Quasi-experimental evidence from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Environmental and Resource Economics, 69(1), 23-74.
Recent working papers
Klauber, H., Holub, F., Koch, N., Pestel, N., Ritter, N., Rohlf, A. (2022): Killing Prescriptions Softly: Low Emission Zones and Child Health from Birth to School, IZA Working Paper.
Koch, N., Ritter, N., Rohlf, A., Thies, B. (2022): Machine Learning from Big GPS Data about the Costs of Congestion, Working Paper.
Liu, K., Creutzig, F., Rohlf, A., Wang, M. (2022): Climate mitigation benefits of high-speed rail in China depend on carbon prices, Working Paper.
Helm, I., Koch, N., Rohlf, A. (2021): The Effects of Cash for Clunkers on Local Air Quality.
Koch, N., Ritter, N., Rohlf, A., Scarazzato, F. (2021): When is the electric vehicle market self-sustaining? - Evidence from Norway, WU Economics Working Paper.
Rohlf, A. (2020): Did Globalization help Germany become cleaner? - The effect of increasing Import/Export Exposure on local air pollution, Working Paper.
Rohlf, A. (2014): Detecting Shifts in US Monetary Policy before the Financial Crisis of 2008 - Taylor Rules, Breakpoint Tests and Narrative Evidence as Means of Evaluating US Monetary Policy, Working Paper.
Rohlf, A., Holub, F., Koch, N., Ritter, N., 2020
The effect of clean air on pharmaceutical expenditures
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