Prof. Dr. Julian Hinz

Trade Policy

Topics: Globalization, International Trade


Main research interests

  • International Trade
  • International Political Economy
  • International Migration

Julian Hinz is a Professor of International Economics at Bielefeld University and the head of the Research Center Trade Policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Bielefeld University, head of the Kiel Institute’s Trade Policy Task Force, a visiting assistant professor at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the University of Düsseldorf, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute. 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. He is an associate editor for the Review of World Economics.

His work is at the intersection of international economics and data science, focusing on international trade and its connection with foreign policy, the spatial dimension of international trade, migration and finance, and related questions in applied econometrics. His research is characterized by policy-relevant questions that utilize state-of-the-art quantitative methods, often involving big data, and by devising and implementing econometric techniques to handle such data. He has taught students from undergraduate to Ph.D. level, covering courses in International Trade and Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, and Data Science for Economists.