Dr Nils Braakmann
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Director of Accreditation
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1669
- Personal Website: http://www.sites.google.com/site/nilsbraakmann/
- Address: Floor 7, Room 7.07
Newcastle University Business School
5 Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
I joined Newcastle University in September 2010, first as a Lecturer until 2013, since then as Senior Lecturer (one of the British flavours of what is commonly known as Associate Professor). Before coming to England I was a PostDoc in Economics at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, where I also completed my doctoral degree in Economics in 2009 as well as Master's degrees in Business and Economic and Social Sciences.
I'm an empirical microeconomist who uses large-scale datasets and microeconometric techniques to investigate questions mainly drawn from labour economics, the economics of crime, health economics, international economics and urban economics.
Dipl.-Kaufmann. (~Master in Business), University of Lueneburg, 2006
Dipl.-Oekonom (~Master in Economics and Social Sciences), Leuphana University of Lueneburg, 2007
Doctor rerum politicarum in Economics, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, 2009
- Researcher (grant funded), Leuphana University of Lueneburg, 2006-2010 (2009-2010 as PostDoc)
- Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University, 2010-2013
- 05/2016 - ongoing Director of Accreditation, Newcastle University Business School, ex officio member of the School Executive Board
- 02/2016 - 08/2016 (Interim) deputy head of economics, Newcastle University Business School
- 07/2015 - 08/2016 Research Ethics Coordinator, Newcastle University Business School, ex officio member of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee and the Business School’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee
- 09/2015 - 08/2016 Chair, personal extenuating circumstances committee, Newcastle University Business School, ex officio member of the Business School’s Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee
- 09/2012 - 08/2016 Senior Tutor, economics programmes, Newcastle University (2012-2015 undergraduate and postgraduate, 2015-2016 undergraduate)
- Internal subject review/Learning and teaching reviews: Chemistry (2014), Education (2015)
- Programme approval panels: BA Film and Media (2014), MRes and MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (2014), MA Landscape Architecture Studies (2014), MSc/MRes in Urban Energy Technology and Policy (2015), MSc Genomic Medicine (2015), MA in Media and Society (Research) (2016)
- 2013-2016 member of the Student Discretionary Award Forum, Newcastle University
Empirical microeconomics, in particular in labour economics, health economics, economics of crime, international economics and urban economics.
See: http://ideas.repec.org/f/pbr294.html or my personal website for links to publications and working papers
Prospective PhD students
I'm happy to supervise students in my areas of interest. Feel free to drop me an email in these cases to discuss an application. Given my interests, PhD projects for which I make sense as a supervisor will inevitably involve data work, often using large scale micro data, and advanced econometrics. I am not interested in time series stuff or the vast majority of finance topics, as I firmly believe that a supervisor needs to have some minimum level of competency in fields that he supervises.
- Hasan Ankara (joint with John Wildman), Health Economics, 01/2011 - 06/2015, funded by Turkish government
- Muhammad Waqas (joint with John Wildman), Immigration, 09/2011 - 12/2015, funded by Peter and Norah Lomas Scholarship in Economics
- Bo Gao (joint with Sara Maioli and Mich Tvede), Multinational firms and exports, 09/2012 - 08/2016 (planned), funded by ESRC doctoral training centre
- Erin Graybill (joint with Sara Maioli), Trade and labour markets, 09/2014 - ongoing, funded by ESRC doctoral training centre
- Eduardo Gonzalo Almorox (joint with Volodymyr Bilotkach and John Wildman), Health/IO, 09/2015 - ongoing, funded by ESRC doctoral training centre
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Applied Economics (2x), Applied Economics Letters, Applied Economics Quarterly (Special Issue ``The Internationalisation of Services''), Contemporary Economic Policy, Economica (2x), Economic Inquiry (4x), Economic Journal (4x), Economics and Human Biology (2x), European Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics (2x), International Economics and Economic Policy, International Journal of Human Resource Management (2x), International Journal of Manpower, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik (7x), Journal of Demographic Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2x), Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Psychology (3x), Journal of Health Economics (5x), Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Research (2x), Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Labour, Labour Economics (2x), Manchester School, Review of Economics of the Household (2x), Schmollers Jahrbuch (7x), Small Business Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Urban Studies, World Bank Economic Review, Zeitschrift fuer ArbeitsmarktForschung (5x)
Grant awarding bodies, other
ESRC (2x), Scottish Economic Society small grant, PhD applications for North East Doctoral Training Centre (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Conference presentations (* coauthor)
- Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2010*)
- American Economic Association (2011)
- European Association of Labour Economists (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- European Economic Association (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
- European Society for Population Economics (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- Royal Economic Society (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016*)
- Scottish Economic Society (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Verein fuer Socialpolitik (German Economic Association) (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- User Conference of the RDC of the BA at the IAB (2006, 2008, 2010), AFiD Workshop ``Nutzung komplexer Datenbestaende der amtlichen Statistik''' (2010); DIME-ISGEP Workshop ``Firm Selection and Country Competitiveness'' (2010), Goettinger Workshop Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (2010), ZEW/IAB-Workshop ``Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market'' (2010), CREPS (2006, 2010), Statistische Woche (2009), G-Forum (2006, 2007)
Current undergraduate teaching
ECO1018 Economic Applications
Current postgraduate teaching
NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
Current PhD teaching
I am currently one of the organisers of the subject group's course programme for PhD students. We currently offer a course in (micro-)econometrics in the winter (either NBS8557 "Causal inference and quasi-experimental methods" or NBS8558 "Applied Microeconometrics", taught by John Wildman and me) and a course in advanced microeconomic theory in the summer in a two year sequence. We also have a seminar for PhD students to discuss their work/ideas. This runs alongside the courses provided by faculty and school.
Full list of present/past courses:
- Economic Applications (Newcastle, 2012/12, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)
- British Economy (Newcastle, 2011/12)
- Introductory Economics (Newcastle 2010/11, 2011/12)
- Statistical Methods for Economics (Newcastle, 2010/11)
- Economics of Happiness (Lueneburg, 2009/10)
- Causal inference and treatment effect estimation (Lueneburg, 2008/09)
- Current Topics in Labor Economics and Social Policy (Lueneburg, 2008/09)
- Cross sectional and panel econometrics (Newcastle, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)
- Intro to Maths and Stats (Newcastle, 2010/11, 2011/12)
- Methods of Public Economics, Law and Politics I (Quantitative methods) (Lueneburg 2009/10)
- Causal inference and quasi-experimental methods (Newcastle, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2015/16; Lueneburg 2008/09, 2014/15)
- Applied Microeconometrics (Newcastle, 2012/13, 2014/15)
- Applied Econometrics (Lueneburg, 2009/10)
- Empirics in a Nutshell (Lueneburg, 2008/09)
- Braakmann N. Immigration and the property market: Evidence from England and Wales. Real Estate Economics 2016, (epub ahead of print).
- Braakmann N, Wildman JR. Reconsidering the impact of family size on labour supply: The twin-problems of the twin-birth instrument. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Braakmann N. The link between crime risk and property prices in England and Wales: Evidence from street-level data. Urban Studies 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Braakmann N, Jones S. Cannabis depenalisation, drug consumption and crime - Evidence from the 2004 cannabis declassification in the UK. Social Science and Medicine 2014, 115, 29-37.
- Braakmann N. The consequences of own and spousal disability on labor market outcomesand subjective well-being: Evidence from Germany. Review of Economics of the Household 2014, 12(4), 717-736.
- Biemann T, Braakmann N. The Impact of International Experience on Objective and Subjective Career Success in Early Careers. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2013, 24(8), 3438-3456.
- Braakmann N. What determines wage inequality among young German university graduates?. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 2013, 233(2), 130-158.
- Braakmann N. How do individuals deal with victimization and victimization risk? Longitudinal evidence from Mexico. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2012, 84(1), 335-344.
- Braakmann N, Vogel A. How does economic integration influence employment and wages in border regions? The case of the EU-enlargement 2004 and Germany's eastern border. Review of World Economics 2011, 147(2), 303-323.
- Braakmann N, Wagner J. Product Diversification and Profitability in German Manufacturing Firms. Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik 2011, 231(3), 326-335.
- Braakmann N, Wagner J. Product diversification and stability of employment and sales: first evidence from German manufacturing firms. Applied Economics 2011, 43(27), 3977-3985.
- Braakmann N. The causal relationship between education, health and health related behaviour: Evidence from a natural experiment in England. Journal of Health Economics 2011, 30(4), 753-763.
- Braakmann N. Fields of training, plant characteristics and the gender wage gap in entry wages among skilled workers - Evidence from German administrative data. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010, 230(1), 27-41.
- Braakmann N. Islamistic Terror and the Job Prospects of Arab Men in Britain: Does a Country's Direct Involvement Matter?. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 2010, 57(4), 430-454.
- Braakmann N, Vogel A. The impact of the 2004 EU-enlargement on enterprise performance and exports of service enterprises in the German eastern border region. Review of World Economics 2010, 146(1), 75-89.
- Braakmann N. Is there a compensating wage differential for high crime levels? First evidence from Europe. Journal of Urban Economics 2009, 66(3), 218-231.
- Braakmann N. The impact of September 11th, 2001 on the employment prospects of Arabs and Muslims in the German labor market. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009, 229(1), 2-21.
- Braakmann N. Wirkungen der Beschäftigungspflicht schwerbehinderter Arbeitnehmer - Erkenntnisse aus der Einführung des Gesetzes zur Bekämpfung der Arbeitslosigkeit Schwerbehinderter. Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktfoschung / Journal for Labour Market Research 2008, 2008(1), 9-24.