Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - High Dimensional Nonstationary Time Series

Our Researchers

The International Research Training Group 1792 is supported by the major academic institutions of statistics and economics in Berlin and Xiamen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Xiamen University and Free University of Berlin, and by the four research organizations Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), and Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE).


Principal Investigators (Participating Researchers) in Berlin

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Weining Wang (HU Berlin)

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconometrics

Michael Burda (HU Berlin)

  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • European Integration

Bernd Fitzenberger (HU Berlin, Chair of Econometrics)

  • Quantile Regression
  • Decomposition Methods



Wolfgang Härdle (HU Berlin)

  • Applied Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative finance
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Stefan Lessmann (HU Berlin, Chair of Information Systems)

  • Information system
  • Applications in Economics and Business

Brenda Lopez Cabrera (HU Berlin)

  • Weather Derivatives
  • Energy Demand
  • CO2 Emission Rights

Natalie Packham (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

  • Mathematical Finance
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Computational Finance
  • Contract Theory

Lars Winkelmann (FU Berlin)

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Series Analysis

Markus Reiss (HU Berlin)

  • Mathematical Statistics
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Vladimir Spokoiny (WIAS)

  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Semi-parametric models
  • Signal Processing


Participating Researchers in Xiamen



Linlin Niu (Xiamen University)

  • Macro-finance
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Economics

Zongwu Cai (University of Kansas)

  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative finance
  • Nonlinear Time Series

Haiqiang Chen (Xiamen University)

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • financial economics

Yongmiao Hong (Cornell University)

  • Econometrics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Chinese Economics
Qingling Fan

Qingliang Fan (Xiamen University)

  • Econometric Theory
  • Shrinkage Estimation
  • Model Selection

Yu Ren (Xiamen University)

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometric Theory

Ming Lin (Xiamen University)

  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Self-Selection

Muyi Li (Xiamen University)

  • Time Series
  • High Dimensional Financial Econometrics

Yingxing Li (Xiamen University)

  • Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression
  • Dimension Reduction and Functional Data Analysis


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Cathy Yi-Hsuan Chen (University of Glasgow)

  • Textual and sentiment analysis
  • Social media
  • Machine learning in finance
  • Cryptocurrencies


Associated Researchers


Dieter Nautz (FU Berlin, Faculty of Economics, Department of Statistics and Economics)

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Monetary Economics

Rong Chen (Rutgers University, USA)

  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Time Series
  • MCMC
Zhenghui Feng

Zhenghui Feng (Xiamen University)

  • Statistical Theory
  • Dimension Reduction
  • Model Estimation
Xuexin Wang

Xuexin Wang (Xiamen University)

  • Econometric Theory
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
Wei Zhong

Wei Zhong (Xiamen University)

  • Ultrahigh / High Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Large Covariance Matrix Estimation
  • Portfolio Theory

Bernd Droge (HU Berlin)

  • Econometrics

Ying Fang (Xiamen University)

  • Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economy of China
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Ying Chen (National University of Singapore, Department of Statistics)

  • Financial statistics and risk management
  • Non-stationary time series analysis
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Lutz Hildebrandt (HU Berlin)

  • Quantitative analysis of key success factors
  • Marketing mix management
  • Panel data analysis in international marketing

Florentine Schwark (HU Berlin)

  • Economic growth
  • Business cycles
  • Financial markets

Hermann Elendner (HU Berlin)

  • Blockchains and Crypto-Currencies
  • Private Equity
  • Sovereign Debt Issuance
  • Credit Ratings and Rating Agencies

Max Klimm (HU Berlin)

  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Traffic and Logistics Networks
  • Industrial Organization
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Yinggang Zhou (Xiamen University)

  • International Finance
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Financial Innovation
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Maria Osipenko (HWR Berlin)

  • Risk Management, Insurance
  • Weather Derivatives, Weather Extremes, Electricity
  • Real Estate Prices
  • Multivariate Analysis, Spatial Analysis
  • Dimension Reduction Methods, Quantiles and Expectiles

Nadja Klein (HU Berlin)

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Computational Methods
  • Machine Learning
  •  Distributional Regression
  • Smoothing Methods
  • Copula Modelling
  • Shrinkage Priors & Variable Selection

Marcel Bluhm (Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

  • Monetary Policy
  • Economic Growth
  • Financial Stability
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Christoph Breunig (Emory University)

  • Econometrics
  • Theoretical microeconomics
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Qiwei Yao (London School of Economics)

  • Time series analysis
  • Nonparametric regression
  • Dimension reduction and factor modeling
  • Spatio-temporal modeling
  • Financial econometrics

Oliver Linton (University of Cambridge)

  • Nonparametric and Semiparametric methods
  • Financial Econometrics

Per Mykland (University of Chicago)

  • High-Frequency Financial Econometrics
  • Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition