Public Economics

Externe Doktorandin

Elisa Rottner
PhD candidate
Elisa Rottner
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

PhD candidate

Current Position

I am an external PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland as of February 2020. I graduated with a M.A. in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2018, and have since worked as a researcher in environmental economics at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany, while at the same time pursuing my PhD at the University of Basel. A detailed CV is available here.

Fields of interest

  • Ex-post Evaluation of Environmental Policy
  • Trade & Environment
  • Applied Econometrics

Work in Progress

  • "Do Manufacturing Plants Respond to Exogenous Changes in Electricity Prices? Evidence from Administrative Micro-Level Data" with Kathrine von Graevenitz
  • “Why haven't CO2 Emissions from German Manufacturing Declined? The Roles of Climate Regulation, Productivity and Trade” with Kathrine von Graevenitz
  • “Do Climate Policies lead to International Production Shifts Abroad? Evidence from Firm-Level Imports”
  • "Trading Less, but Greener? The Effects of Environmental Provisions in Free Trade Agreements" with Miriam Frey and Joschka Wanner
  • "Changing the Rules or Sticking to the Tried and Trusted? A Comparison of European Arbitration Institutions" with Miriam Frey, Julia Hörnig, Mario Larch and David Sirois


  • 2016–2018: Master of Arts, Philosohpy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2013–2016: Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Mannheim Cooperative State University, Germany