Josefine Quast, M.Sc.

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Research and Teaching Assistant

Doctoral Candidate

Office:  Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3, Room 4.148, 4th floor
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 9-43215
Fax:      +49 (0) 3641 / 9-43212

Office hours: by appointment

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Research Interests Show content
  • Empirical Macroeconomics/Time Series Analysis
  • Business and Financial Cycle Fluctuations
  • Real-Time Analysis
  • Spillover Dynamics
  • Macroeconomic Forecasting
Publications Show content
  • Der Finanzzyklus in Deutschland, IfW Box, 2018.15, published in "Deutsche Wirtschaft mit langsamerer Gangart", Kieler Konjunkturberichte Mittelfristprojektion, Nr. 48 (2018 | Q3). (with Nils Jannsen)
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Conferences, Workshops, Graduate Courses Show content

Conferences and Workshops


  • Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE), Nicosia, Cyprus (scheduled).
  • 1st annual Workshop for Women in Macroeconomics, Finance and Economic History, DIW, Berlin. Germany (scheduled).
  • 4th International Workshop on Financial Markets and Nonlinear Dynamics (FMND), Paris, France (scheduled).
  • 10th Anniversary of the Nordic Econometric Meeting, Stockholm School of Economcis, Sweden (scheduled).
  • 24th Spring Meeting of Young Economists 2019, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 12th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics, Bochum, Germany.
  • 13th ifo Dresden Workshop on Macroeconomics and Business Cycle Research, Dresden, Germany.


  • Verein für Socialpolik, Annual Conference 2018 Digital Economy, Freiburg, Germany.
  • Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2018), Rimini Palacongressi, Italy.


  • 18th IWH-CIREQ-GW Macroeconometric Workshop: Mixed Frequency Data in Macroeconomics and Finance Poster Session, Halle, Germany, 2017.
  • ASP Concluding Conference, Kiel, Germany, 2017.

Graduate Courses


  • "Time series tools for the study of monetary policy transmission", Fabio Ganova, IfW, Kiel, Germany.
  • "Bayesian Time Series Analysis", Christiane Baumeister, IWH, Halle, Germany.
  • "Short Course: Structural Vector Autoregression Analysis", Lutz Kilian and Helmut Lüdtkepohl, DIW Graduate Center, Berlin, Germany.
  • "Recent Developments in Forecasting", Barbara Rossi, CREI Summer School, Barcelona, Spain.

2016/17 - Selected Courses ASP IfW Kiel

  • The Economics of Exchange Rates, Lucio Sarno, Cass Business School London.
  • Monetary Policy: Theory and Practice, Volker Wieland, University of Frankfurt.
  • Debt Crises and Macro-Prudential Policy, Enrique Mendoza, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics: Theory, Empirics and Big Data
    Applications, Roberto Rigobon, MIT.

Summer Schools

  • Dynare Summer School 2017, Université Paris Est Créteil, Paris, France.
Teaching Show content

Bachelor Level

  • Tutorial in "VM Konjunktur, Wachstum und Außenhandel", (comparable to Intermediate Macroeconomics), University of Jena
  • Supervision of Seminars, University of Jena
  • Tutorial in "Introduction to Economics", University of Kiel

Master Level

  • Tutorial in Empirical Macroeconomcis, University of Jena
  • Tutorial in Computational Macroeconomics, University of Jena
  • Tutorial in Monetary and Fiscal Policy, University of Jena
  • Supervision of Seminars, University of Jena
  • Supervision of Seminars, University of Kiel

Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses

Short CV Show content


Since 2017: PhD candidate

2016-2017: Advanced Studies Program, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

2013-2016: M.Sc. in Economics, University of Kiel, Thesis: Financial Cycles and the Implications for Financial Stability

2014-2015: Exchange Scholar for the Academic Year at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, USA

2010-2013: B.Sc. in Economics, University of Kiel, Thesis: National Government's Fiscal Policy Coordination Options within the European Monetary Union

2009: General University Entrance Qualification (Abitur), Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium Falkensee

Work Experience

Since 2017: Teaching and Research Assistant, Chair of Macroeconomics, Prof. Dr. Maik Wolters, University of Jena

2016-2017: Student and Research Assistant, Chair of Economic Theory, Prof. Dr. Maik Wolters, University of Kiel

2015-2017: Student and Research Assistant, Forecasting Center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

2015: Intern at the Deutsche Bundesbank, Department: Payment and Settlement Systems, Division: Strategy, Policy and Oversight, Dr. Martin Diehl

2012 - 2014: Student and Research Assistant, Chair of Organizational Design,                       Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Joachim Wolf, University of Kiel

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