Gregor von Schweinitz

Gregor von Schweinitz

Assistant Professor of Economics, esp. Quantitative Macroeconomics

Leipzig University

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Member of the Leibniz Association


Currently, I am Assistant Professor for Quantitative Macroeconomics at Leipzig University and head of the research group “Volatility, Growth and Financial Crises” at the IWH, where we analyze the link between financial crises and macroeconomic aggregates.

Lately, I focus on Bayesian inference in structural vectorautoregressive models. I also use large datasets to construct external instruments for structural shocks in empirical macroeconomic models.


  • Economic crises
  • Business cycle dynamics
  • Early-warning models
  • Structural identification in empirical macroeconomics


  • Ph.D. Economics, 2013

    University of Halle-Wittenberg

  • Diploma, Mathematics, 2010

    Technical University of Munich

Working Papers

(2020). On the International Dissemination of Technology News. Under Review.

IWH DP 25/2020

(2020). Why they keep missing: An empirical investigation of sovereign bond ratings and their timing. Revise & Resubmit, Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

Most recent version IWH DP 1/2017

Ongoing work

(2021). International Monetary Policy Transmission.

(2020). How do credit supply and demand influence business cycle dynamics?.



  • Macroeconomics (Fall 2020), Bachelor level. Course taught at Leipzig University.

  • Growth and Development: Empirics (Fall 2019), Master level. Course taught at Leipzig University.

  • Advanced Business Cycles (Fall 2017, 2018), Master level. Course taught at Leipzig University.

  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (Spring 2016), Master level. Course taught at Martin-Luther University of Halle Wittenberg.

  • Regular seminars on topics related to business cycle dynamics and financial stability, Bachelor level.