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Melinda Fremerey

Dr. Melinda Fremerey

Personal Research Assistant to the Director

Tel: +49 221 4981-606
  • Since 2022 at the IW
  • Personal scientific advisor to the director at the Institute of German Economics
  • Studied economics (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at the University of Cologne with a semester abroad at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Doctorate at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf with the title: "Four Essays in Applied Microeconomics - Empirical Analyzes of Public Policies & Voting Behavior"
  • Main research areas: political economy, industrial and competition economics and public finance

IW Publications

Fremerey, Melinda / Gerards Iglesias, Simon, 2022, Abhängigkeit – Was bedeutet sie und wo besteht sie?, IW-Report, Nr. 56, Berlin / Köln
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Fremerey, Melinda, 2022, Die Ukraine als EU-Beitrittskandidat? Ein Vergleich wirtschaftlicher Indikatoren der Ukraine mit den letzten drei EU-Beitrittsländern, IW-Report, Nr. 32, Berlin
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External Publications

Fremerey, Melinda / Lichter, Andreas / Löffler, Max, 2022, Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity, in: CESifo Working Paper No. 9800, CESifo, Munich
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The Effects of Private Damage Claims on Cartel Activity: Experimental Evidence (mit O. Bodnar, H. Normann und J. Schad), DICE Discussion Paper, No. 315, Jun 2021 (First Version June 2019 under the title “The Effects of Private Damage Claims on Cartel Stability: Experimental Evidence”), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, im Erscheinen. (DP Umschlag (hhu.de)

More from Dr. Melinda Fremerey

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Dependence - What does it mean and where does it exist?
IW-Report No. 56 3. November 2022

Dependence - What does it mean and where does it exist?

Melinda Fremerey / Simon Gerards Iglesias

The concept of dependency has been at the center of most recent policy debates. The German economy's dependence on exports, Europe's military dependence on the USA and, not least, the Germans' dependence on Russian gas - dependencies seem omnipresent and at the same time hardly solvable.

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Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity
External Publication 20. June 2022

Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity

Melinda Fremerey / Andreas Lichter / Max Löffler in CESifo Working Papers

We study the consequences of a large-scale austerity program targeting financially-constrained municipalities in Germany. For identification, we exploit the quasi-random assignment of treatment among equally-distressed municipalities using a difference-in-differences design.

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Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership?
IW-Report No. 32 7. June 2022

Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership?

Melinda Fremerey

The European Commission is currently evaluating Ukraine's application for an EU-membership. A fast-track procedure for Ukraine's admission to the EU is discussed recently.

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