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Philip Kerner

Philip Kerner

Scientific employee (PhD candidate)


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

Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66636



  • Environmental economics
  • Resource use and sustainability 
  • Environmental innovations


Since September, 2018 Philip Kerner is Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the working group of Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther at the University of Bremen. He studied Economics at the University of Bremen (B. Sc. 2015) and Quantitative Economics at Kiel University (CAU) (M. Sc. 2018). In his dissertation, he deals with topics in structural and environmental economics. 

Academic education and degrees

Since 09/2018

Research Assistant (PhD candidate)

University of Bremen

10/2015 – 06/2018

Master programme: Quantitative Economics

Kiel University (CAU)

Minor: Empirical Methods

Title of the Master’s Thesis: „The Impact of Uncertainty on Investment: Evidence from Germany”

Degree: Master of Science

10/2012 – 09/2015

Bachelor programme: Economics

University of Bremen

Concentration: Globalisation

Degree: Bachelor of Science


SoSe 2019

Exercise "Microeconomics"

SoSe 2015

Tutorial „Statistics“ (undergraduate)

Tutorial „Microeconomics“ (undergraduate)

SoSe 2014

Tutorial „Microeconomics“ (undergraduate)

Workshops, Conferences and Summer Schools


30/09 - 04/10

Scientific Seminar "New dimensions in the economics of innovation" - Thiessow, Germany

Presentation: Patterns and drivers of global material and resource use


Seminar "Institute for Economic Research and Policy" IERP - Bremen, Germany

Presentation: Regional spillovers of green technologies


17/09 - 21/09


 Scientific Seminar "New innovation indicators“ – Thiessow, Germany

Presentation: The Impact of Uncertainty on Investment: Evidence from Germany



Kerner, P., D. Nitt-Drießelmann, and J. Wedemeier (2018): The Dynamics of Cities and its Structural Path Dependence, Wirtschaftsdienst, Vol. 98 (4), p. 291-295.


Hagemann, G., P. Kerner, and A. Wolf (2017): Die regionalwirtschaftliche Bedeutung von Hamburg Airport, HWWI Policy Paper 106.