Honorary doctorate for Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Magdeburg for her research on the German reunification’s economic impact on private households. Fuchs-Schündeln has been at Goethe University since 2009. 

Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is now an honorary doctor of the University of Magdeburg. She is pictured here with University Dean Prof. Abdolkarim Sadrieh (left) and Rector Prof. Jens Strackeljan (right). (Photo: Jana Dünnhaupt / University of Magdeburg)

The effects of Germany’s reunification on the development of household preferences and resource structures in both East and West Germany have been at the focus of several research papers published by economist Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln. “The topic has also played an important role in Magdeburg’s Faculty of Economics over the past 30 years,” states the press release issued by the University of Magdeburg on the honorary doctorate awarded to Fuchs-Schündeln on the occasion of its 30th anniversary celebration.

Fuchs-Schündeln has served as chair of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University since 2009. Before coming to Frankfurt, she worked as an assistant professor at Harvard University in Boston (USA). She received her PhD from Yale in 2004. In 2018, Fuchs-Schündeln received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Germany’s highest scientific award. She was also awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2010, followed by an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018. Among others, Fuchs-Schündeln is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.  

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