Dr. Moritz Hennicke

Scientific employee


Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2080




  • Political Economy
  • Industrial Economics

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Moritz Hennicke is a Postdoc in the Mod-Block-GDR Project at the Universität Bremen. He obtained his PhD awarded jointly by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium and Cergy Paris Université (CYU) in France. In his research he is interested in the transformation of institutions and bureaucracies and their role for firms. His work on the transformation of East Germany’s former Communist enterprises in the context of the German reunification was covered by e.g.the Spiegel, the SZ and LeSoir. At the ULB and the joint master program between the Solvay School of Economics and Management and Georgetown University he assisted in the teaching of methods of Causal Inference, Statistics and Political Economy. Prior and during his PhD he worked as a consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the World Bank (WB) and the International Security and Development Center (ISDC).


Academic education and degrees

11.2023 Research associate (Postdoc), Universität Bremen, Mod-Block-DDR

11.2023 Scientific Collaborator, Université libre de Bruxelles

10.2017 – 10.2023 Research and teaching associate (PhD Candidate),  Université libre de Bruxelles


06.2019 - 11.2025

Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR (Mod-Block-DDR)

Project partners: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Technical University Berlin

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project website


Hennicke, Moritz, and Michael Blanga-Gubbay. "Betting on the wrong horse: Lobbying on TPP and the 2016 US presidential election." OSF Preprints 13 (2023).


Hager, Anselm and Hennicke, Moritz and Krause, Werner and Mergele, Lukas, Privatizations Spark Socialist Backlash: Evidence from East Germany's Transformation (2022). CESifo Working Paper No. 10030, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4259627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4259627

Hennicke, Moritz, and Tilman Brück. "Ethnic inequality and forced displacement." Plos one 17.4 (2022)


Mergele, Lukas and Hennicke, Moritz and Lubczyk, Moritz, The Big Sell: Privatizing East Germany's Economy (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8566, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3694232 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3694232