Dr. Katharina Werner
University of Göttingen
Dr. Katharina Werner is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at the chair of Macroeconomics and Development at the University of Göttingen in Germany. In 2015 and 2016, she taught a course on long-run economic growth at the Fudan University in Shanghai (China). After completing her bachelor and master studies in both Mathematics and Economics at the universities of Hannover, Hamburg and Hagen, she worked as a research assistant at the universities of Hannover and Göttingen.
In 2014 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics by the University of Hannover and in 2015 she won the Wolfgang Schultze Prize for Social Responsibility in the Market Economy for her outstanding Ph.D.-thesis “Essays on Life Expectancy, Education and Long-Run Growth“. The main part of Dr. Werner’s research is focused on the theoretical investigation of the driving forces of long-run economic growth, in particular in connection with technological changes and human ageing. She publishes her research results in the Journal of Economic Growth and in Research Policy among others.