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Honorary Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen's University Belfast

Matthias is an economist and policy advisor at the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer). He earned a PhD from the Universität Tübingen in 2012. Matthias worked at the University of Tübingen, the Technical University of Munich and Queen’s University Belfast. He contributed to modules in economics, business and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is experienced in supervising PhD students.

Matthias’s research expertise is in economic history, health and development econonomics. Topics Matthias has studied include the nutritional standards of Germans during the First World War, the health standards and sample selection during the Great Irish Famine (1845-49) and the development of ‚biological living standards‘ throughout the world during the past two centuries.

Matthias’s work has been published in the European Economic Review, Economics and Human Biology, the Economic History Review, the European Review of Economic History and Explorations in Economic History. He co-edited An Economist’s Guide to Economic History (with Dr. Chris Colvin, QUB) published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018).


  • –present
    Honorary Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen's University Belfast