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Tom Krebs is a Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Economics at the University of Hamburg and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1995.  Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2006, he held faculty positions at Brown University, Columbia University Business School, University of Illinois, and Syracuse University. Additional information can be found here:  CV.

In his research, Tom Krebs has analyzed how economic policy affects standard macroeconomic variables (growth, unemployment, interest rates) as well as indicators of the well-being of individual households (inequality, welfare). His research covers a wide range of policy issues: tax policy, labor market policy, trade policy, stabilization policy, and education policy, among others. The results of his work have been published in leading academic journals and have been used in policy reports for the IMF, World Bank, BMWi, and Bertelsmann Foundation. Additional information can be found here: Research and Policy Work.

Tom Krebs is also the coordinator of the DFG (German Research Foundation) priority program “Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomic Performance”. This is a research network of about 50 researchers who work on 20 different projects. More information about the research program can be found here.

Tom Krebs is currently the director of graduate studies in economics at the University of Mannheim. See the webpage of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) for more information about the Ph.D. program in economics at Mannheim University.

Prof. Tom Krebs, Ph. D.

Department of Economics
University of Mannheim

L7, 3-5, room P05/06
D-68131 Mannheim

Phone: +49 621 181 1762
Fax: +49 621 181 1841
Email: tkrebs@econ.uni-mannheim.de

Office hour: upon appointment



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Location: L7, 3-5, room P07
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