Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Prof. Dr. Florentine Schwark


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
School of Business and Economics
JP Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
Spandauer Str. 1

10178 Berlin



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CV: PDF version of CV



1. Current Position



W1-Professor of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets



2. Research Interests


Growth, Business Cycles, Financial Markets, Digitization



3. Education and professional experience


2010-2015: Credit Suisse AG, Zurich, Switzerland

2008: Harvard Business School, research fellow visiting Diego Comin

2007: Study Center Gerzensee, Switzerland, Swiss Program for Doctoral Students in Economics (Course in Macroeconomics), foundation of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), faculty: Jordi Galí, Robert G. King, Sergio T. Rebelo

2006-2010: Doctorate in Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

2006: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, diploma thesis

2004-2005: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2000-2006: Diploma in Engineering and Management (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen), University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany



4. Publications


Peer-reviewed publications:


Schwark, F. (2014): “Energy price shocks and medium-term business cycles”, Journal of Monetary Economics 64, 112–121.

Bretschger, L., Ramer, R., Schwark, F. (2011): “Growth Effects of Carbon Policies: Applying a Fully Dynamic CGE model with Heterogeneous Capital”, Resource and Energy Economics 33 (4), 963-980.

Schwark, F. (2009): “Influence factors for scenario analysis for new environmental technologies - the case for biopolymer technology”, Journal of Cleaner Production 17, 644-652.



Other publications:


Bretschger, L., Ramer, R., Schwark, F. (2010): “Impact of energy conservation policy measures on innovation, investment and long-term development of the Swiss economy - Results from the Computable Induced Technical change and Energy (CITE) model”, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Bern.

Bretschger, L., Schwark, F. (2010): „Klimapolitik und langfristige Wirtschaftsentwicklung“,

Bretschger, L., Ramer, R., Schwark, F. (2010): “How rich is the 2000-Watt-society?”, March 2010.

Schwark, F. (2010): “Economics of endogenous technical change in CGE models -The role of gains from specialization”, CER-ETH Working Paper No. 10/130.

Bretschger, L., Ramer, R., Schwark, F. (2010): “Long-run effects of post-Kyoto policies: Applying a fully dynamic CGE model with heterogeneous capital”, CER-ETH Working Paper No. 10/129.



5. Work in progress


Explaining secular stagnation in a fast technological change environment

The impact of international capital flows on medium-term economic indicators (with Pablo Anaya Longaric)

Medium-term effects of productivity shocks in a Schumpeterian growth model with putty-clay technology


6.  Other affiliations


Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA), since 2016

Associated Researcher of the IRTG "High Dimensional Nonstationary Time Series", since 2016