Rüdiger Bachmann

Research Fellow

University of Notre Dame

Rüdiger Bachmann is a Stepan Family College Professor of Economics in the department of economics at the University of Notre Dame.

At Notre Dame, he is also a faculty affiliate of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He is a research fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a CESifo research network fellow, an external research professor at the ifo institute in Munich, and an IZA research fellow. He is also a member of the Atlantikbrücke e.V.

Before joining the University of Notre Dame Bachmann was a full professor (W3) of behavioral economics and finance jointly at Goethe University and the Center of Excellence “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” (SAFE) in Frankfurt; the holder of the chair of economics, especially Macroeconomics (W3), at RWTH Aachen University; an assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan; and a visiting (assistant) professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Boston University, and Yale University.

Bachmann received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy from Mainz University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2007. Bachmann also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, as a member of the editorial board of Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, and is a member of the macroeconomics committee of the German Economic Association.

Bachmann’s research area is macroeconomics, where he specializes in the macroeconomics of heterogeneous agents. He is interested in the implications of uncertainty and expectation formation on macroeconomic outcomes. For his research he uses the econometric tools of empirical macroeconomics as well as state-of-the-art numerical simulation techniques. He has also branched out into using surveys, in particular firm surveys, to address macroeconomic questions. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the International Economic Review, the Review of Economic Dynamics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the European Economic Review, Quantitative Economics, Economics Letters, and Economic Theory.

Rüdiger Bachmann is married to Ying Fan, an associate professor of economics (with tenure) at the University of Michigan. They have two children. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Rüdiger Bachmann joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2023.