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Michael Johannes Koch

Associate Professor

Michael Johannes Koch


Associate Professor
Diploma in Economics, University of Bayreuth, 2009
PhD (Econ), University of Bayreuth & Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics, 2013

Member of the Economics Section
Research Secretary: Malene Vindfeldt Skals

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Research Interests

  • International trade
  • Labour economics

Teaching Interests

  • International economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business Economics, June 2021 – present
  • Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business Economics, 2019 – May 2021
  • Interim professor, Chair of International Economics, TU Dresden, 04/2019 – 09/2019
  • Post Doc (Akademischer Rat) non-tenure track, Faculty of Law, Business & Economics, University of Bayreuth, 03/2014 – 09/2019
  • Research and teaching assistant, Faculty of Law, Business & Economics, University of Bayreuth, 09/2009 – 02/2014


  • “Robots and Firms,” (with Ilya Manuylov and Marcel Smolka) The Economic Journal Volume 131, Issue 638, August 2021, Pages 2553–2584. https://doi.org/10.1093/ej/ueab009
  • "Working from Home, Wages, and Regional Inequality in the Light of COVID-19," (with Michael Irlacher) The Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) vol. 241, no. 3, 2021, pp. 373-404. https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2020-0030 
  • “Offshoring and Non-monotonic Employment Effects across Industries in General Equilibrium,” (with Daniel Baumgarten and Michael Irlacher) European Economic Review, 2020, 130: 103583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103583  
  • "Offshoring and firm overlap: Welfare effects with non‐sharp selection into offshoring,” (with Stella Capuano, Hartmut Egger and Hans‐Jörg Schmerer) Review of International Economics, 2020, 28: 138 – 167. https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12445  
  • “Foreign Ownership and Skill-biased Technological Change,” (with Marcel Smolka) Journal of International Economics, 2019, 118, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.01.017   
  • “Skills, tasks and the scarcity of talent in a global economy,” Review of International Economics, 2016, 24(3), 536-563. https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12222 
  • “Labour unions and multi‐product firms in closed and open economies,” (with Hartmut Egger) Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, 2012, 45(4), 1456-1479. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2012.01745.x


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