Prof. Dr. Julian Hinz

Trade Policy, International Trade and Investment

Topics: Globalization, International Trade


Main research interests

  • International Trade
  • International Political Economy
  • International Migration

Julian Hinz is an empirical economist working on topics in international trade, migration and applied econometrics. He is a member of the Kiel Institute's Trade Policy research center and Assistant Professor for International Economics at Bielefeld University. Previously he was a visiting assistant professor at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the University of Düsseldorf, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Postdoc Fellow at the Kiel Centre for Globalization. In 2018–2019 he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Julian Hinz studies international trade, in particular its political economy and connection with foreign policy, the spatial dimension of international trade and migration, often in the context of the so-called gravity equation. His work is characterized by policy-relevant research questions that make use of state-of-the-art quantitative methods often involving big data, as well as devising and implementing econometric techniques to handle such types of data.