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Welcome home Sebastian Siegloch!

New Professor of Economics at the WiSo.

Professores Ulricht Thonemann and Sebastian Siegloch in front of a colourful abstract painting

On 2 June, WiSo Dean Ulrich Thonemann welcomed a "returnee" as a new faculty member: Since 1 June, Sebastian Siegloch is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne.

Following his studies in economics and political sciences at the University of Cologne and Sciences PO (Institut d'études politiques de Paris), Sebastian Siegloch completed his doctorate in 2013 at the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the WiSo Faculty with Professor Clemens Fuest on the topic of "Labor Market Effects of Public Policy". A topic area that also runs through Professor Siegloch's research interests, which, interpenetrating, also includes the contexts of municipal-public finance, corporate taxation, housing policy and inequality.

His expertise and excellent research results are confirmed by numerous publications in national and international journals. His current research project, "Housing, Inequality and Public policies (HIPPO)", is funded with an ERC Starting Grant. In Cologne, Professor Siegloch will not least be a member of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a joint initiative of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne and the only German Cluster of Excellence with an economic focus.

The fact that Sebastian Siegloch, who is also a trained specialist journalist, also cares about the communication of his research results and their impact is shown by his active presence in renowned public journals, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung to the Wall Street Journal. In addition, Sebastian Siegloch has been involved in several public projects, for example in cooperation with the German Association of Cities, the European Commission, the OECD and the German Federal Ministry of Economics.

After his doctorate, Dr Sebastian Siegloch conducted research at the Research Institute on the Future of Work (IZA) in Bonn, among other places, before moving to the University of Mannheim in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. In 2018 we was promoted to a full professor and became the head of the research department “Inequality and Public Policy” at the neighboring ZEW Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, where he also served as Dean of Graduate Studies.

We are pleased to welcome Professor Dr Sebastian Siegloch, an excellent and committed scientist and university lecturer, back to Cologne and wish him all the best for his start as a WiSo professor.