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Dr Astrid Krenz

Dipl-Vw, PhD in Economics

Junior Research Fellow

Astrid Krenz joined Durham University Business School in October 2017 as a Marie Curie Cofund Junior Research Fellow. Her main research interests are firm-level analyses of agglomeration and productivity growth, international trade and comparative economic development.

Biography

Astrid Krenz joined Durham University Business School in October 2017 as a Marie Curie Cofund Junior Research Fellow. Before joining Durham University, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Goettingen in Germany. She obtained her diploma degree in Economics from the University of Bielefeld and her PhD from the University of Goettingen. Astrid Krenz has held visiting research positions at various universities including Monash University in Australia, College of William and Mary in the United States and Université de Fribourg in Switzerland. Her main research interests are in firm-level analyses of agglomeration and productivity growth, international trade and comparative economic development. She investigates the persistent economic disparities across the Western and Eastern regions in Germany and compares it to the UK.

Research Interests

  • Regional Economics
  • Analyses of firm-level productivity growth
  • Agglomeration and location decisions of firms, industries and services
  • International Trade and Institutions

Research Groups

Publications

    Authored book

  • Krenz, A. (2012). Essays on Industrial and Services Sectors' Agglomeration in the European Union. An Empirical and Theoretical Assessment of the New Economic Geography with a Special Focus on Non-stationarity Issues. Goettingen: University of Goettingen.
  • Journal Article

  • Krenz, A. & Gehringer, A. (2015). European Market Integration, R&D Agglomeration Economies, and the Location Choice of Firms in Poland. Eastern European Economics 53(6): 491-531.
  • Krenz, A. (2014). Services sectors' concentration and countries' specialization patterns in services in the European Union: A comparative analysis with a special focus on France, Germany, Greece, and the UK. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies 14(1): 23-32.
  • Krenz, A. (2014). Adjustment dynamics of countries’ specialization patterns in the European Union. Applied Economics Letters 21(10): 671-674.
  • Krenz, A. (2013). Services Sectors' Concentration: the European Union and the New Economic Geography. Applied Econometrics and International Development 13(2): 29-44.
  • Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Krenz.A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2019). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers. LSE Business Review
  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2019). Reshoring, Von Fachkraeften und Robotern. Harvard Business Manager
  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2018). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers. The Daily Telegraph: Women fare better than men when it comes to beating the rise of the robots
  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2018). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers. The German 'Der Spiegel' (The Mirror): ‘Einmal China und zurueck’
  • Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2019). Industrial robots are bringing jobs back home, but not for low-skilled workers. LSE Business Review.
  • Working Paper

  • Krenz, A. (2019). The Gender Gap in International Trade - Female-run firms and the Exporter Productivity Premium. 368.
  • Harris,R., Krenz.A. & Moffat,J. (2019). The Effects of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance: A Cross-Country Perspective.
  • Krenz,A. (2019). Firm heterogeneity, productivity, and the extensive margins of trade - Differences between manufacturing firms in East and West Germany. 369.
  • Krenz,A. & Strulik,H. (2019). Menstruation Hygiene Management and Work Attendance in a Developing Country. 364.
  • Krenz, A. (2019). What drives the location choice of new manufacturing plants in Germany?
  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2018). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers. 351.
  • Krenz,A. (2018). A Macroeconomic Measure for Reshoring and a Note on the Offshoring-Reshoring Nexus.
  • Krenz,A. (2018). A Stata Code for computing a distance-based Firm-Level Cluster Index.
  • Krenz, A. (2016). Agglomeration of Knowledge: A Regional Analysis for the German Economy.
  • Krenz, A. (2016). Firm Structure and the Location Decision of German Manufacturing Firms - Evidence from Offical Firm-Level Data. 298.
  • Abeliansky, A. & Krenz, A. (2015). Democracy and International Trade: Differential Effects from a Panel Quantile Regression Framework.

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