On May 21, 2021, Nora Albu successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Basic Structure of the Economy and Structural Change. An input-output analysis using the example of Germany and France" with success and was thus awarded her doctorate. Her dissertation addresses the question which sectors in an economy can be considered basic in the sense of basic sectors. She examines this using the example of the German and French economies and applying input-output-based methods. The work has high topical relevance, as economic crises such as the global economic and financial crisis of 2008/2009 and the current pandemic-related crisis raise the question of public stabilization programs.
Nora Albu studied economics and political science at London Metropolitan University (bachelor's degree) and subsequently obtained a master's degree at the London School of Economics and the Free University of Berlin. Since then, she has been working in empirical economic research at the WifOR Institute in Berlin and was an external PhD candidate of the working group of Jutta Günther in Bremen since 2019.
We congratulate Nora Albu very warmly on her doctorate and look forward to further scientific cooperation!