My name is Joschka Wanner and I am an economist working on international and environmental economics, as well as on 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".


29/03/2022 Ifo Institute, Munich

08/03/2022 University of Stavanger

31/01/2023 Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw, online)

30/01/2023 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

10/12/2022 Workshop "Gravity at 60", Vienna

09/11/2022 Vienna University of Economics and Business


10/2022 Sonali Chowdhry, Julian Hinz, Katrin Kamin, and I have written a paper on the effects of the 2012 and 2014 sanctions on Iran and Russa and on the value of forming sanctioning coalitions: "Brothers in Arms: "The value of coalitions in sanctions regimes".

09/2022 The "Structured literature review and modelling suggestions on the impact of trade and trade policy on the environment and the climate" I jointly wrote with Gabriel Felbermayr and Sonja Peterson has been published as a Chief Economist Note by the European Commission.

09/2022 In the winter term, I will teach the bachelor course "Advanced Quantitative Methods" and a master and PhD course on "Structural Estimation in International Economics". The syllabi will be available soon in the teaching section.