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Dr Astrid Krenz, Dipl-Vw, PhD in Economics

Junior Research Fellow in the Business School

Contact Dr Astrid Krenz (email at astrid.m.krenz@durham.ac.uk)

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.

Mini Biography

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.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

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

Publications

Authored book

Journal Article

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. (2018). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers. The German 'Der Spiegel' (The Mirror): ‘Einmal China und zurueck’
  • 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

Working Paper

  • Krenz,A. (2019). Firm heterogeneity, productivity, and the extensive margins of trade - Differences between manufacturing firms in East and West Germany.
  • Harris,R., Krenz.A. & Moffat,J. (2019). The Effects of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance: A Cross-Country Perspective.
  • Krenz, A. (2019). The Gender Gap in International Trade - Female-run firms and the Exporter Productivity Premium.
  • Krenz, A. (2019). What drives the location choice of new manufacturing plants in Germany?
  • 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. & Strulik,H. (2018). Menstruation Hygiene Management and Work Attendance in a Developing Country.
  • Krenz,A., Prettner,K. & Strulik,H. (2018). Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers.
  • 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.
  • Abeliansky, A. & Krenz, A. (2015). Democracy and International Trade: Differential Effects from a Panel Quantile Regression Framework.