My name is Joschka Wanner and I am an economist working on international and environmental economics, as well as econometrics. So far, most of my work is related to the so-called gravity model in international trade. For example, I have worked on extended structural gravity models that allow an analysis of the effects of carbon tariffs or of unilateral withdrawals from the Paris Agreement and on techniques to estimate non-linear gravity specifications with multiple high-dimensional sets of fixed effects.

I am assistant professor of quantitative economics at the University of Potsdam, faculty member at the Berlin School of Economics, and external researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. I obtained my PhD in economics from the University of Bayreuth in November 2019. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Development and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Bayreuth, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematic and Statistics from the Open University, UK. My PhD thesis is entitled "Gravity in International Trade: Econometric Challenges and Environmental Extensions".


06/2021 Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association (June 3rd-5th)

05/2021 CESifo Area Conference on Global Economy 2021 (May 13th/14th)

02/2021 FIW Research Conference "International Economics" (February 18th/19th)

01/2021 Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (January 28th, 4pm CET)

11/2020  Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade (F.R.E.I.T.) Empirical Trade Online Seminar (November 11th, noon EDT). The video is availbale here.


04/2021 I have been admitted to the Berlin School of Economics Faculty. My first contribution to the course programme is a panel econometrics class. Interested students can find the syllabus in the teaching section. 

03/2021 My joint paper with Matthieu Crozet, Julian Hinz, and Amrei Stammann "Worth the Pain? Firms' Exporting Behaviour to Countries under Sanctions" has now been published at the European Economic Review. We also wrote a VoxEU column on the key findings.

02/2021 Mario Larch, Aiko Schmeißer and I have written a JCMS blog entry on our joint paper on the trade effects of the EU-Turkey customs union.

10/2020 The syllabi for my two courses in the winter term,  Advanced Quantitative Methods and International Political Economics, are availabe now and the registration for the latter is open.

09/2020 Starting with the winter term, I will join the University of Potsdam as assistant professor for quantitative economics.

07/2020 Matthieu Crozet, Julian Hinz, Amrei Stammann, and I have published a new working paper on the trade effects of economic sanctions: "Worth the Pain? Firms' Exporting Behaviour to Countries under Sanctions"

05/2020 My joint paper with Mario Larch and Aiko Schmeißer "A Tale of (almost) 1001 Coefficients: The Deep and Heterogeneous Effects of the EU-Turkey Customs Union" has now been published in the Journal of Common Market Studies.

04/2020 There is an updated version of the joint paper with Julian Hinz and Amrei Stammann on "State Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity in the Extensive Margin of Trade".

04/2020 On April 25th, upon invitation by the German-American Institute in Tübingen and the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, I gave a talk on "After Trump the Deluge? The Consequences of the US Witdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement" (in German). The video is available here.

03/2020 I have joined the Kiel Institute for the World Economy with a part-time position to work on carbon border tax adjustment. I am very much looking forward to working with the great colleagues in Kiel!