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Personal Research Assistant to the DirectorTel: +49 221 4981-606 Mail: Fremerey@iwkoeln.de
- 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
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
Fremerey, Melinda / Lichter, Andreas / Löffler, Max, 2022, Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity, in: CESifo Working Paper No. 9800, CESifo, Munich
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)
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.
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.