Ina Charlotte Jäkel

Staff portrait: Ina Charlotte Jäkel

Ina Charlotte Jäkel is assistant professor at the Department and is affiliated with The Tuborg Research Centre for Globalisation and Firms.

How long have you been employed at the Department of Economics and Business?
Since 2010

What is your background?
I have a Bachelor degree in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück and a Master degree in International Economics from the University of Tübingen. I came to Aarhus for my PhD, which I concluded last year. During my PhD studies, I visited Marc Muendler at UC San Diego for half a year. 

What are your main areas of research?
I'm doing empirical research in International Economics, at the intersection with Industrial Economics. Broadly speaking, I look at firm internationalization. Here, I'm particularly interested in the role of product quality in international trade and how it shapes exports across destinations. I also have some projects in Political Economy, where we look at individual attitudes towards globalization. 

What research projects are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently starting a series of projects where we look into the role of strategic interaction between firms in export markets. The global economy is largely dominated by a few very large firms, but surprisingly little is known about the behaviour of these "superstar" firms. I'm specifically interested in how interactions between these firms might alter the impact of trade policy. 

What are you involved in teaching-wise at the moment?
At the beginning of the fall semester, I taught a "Brush-up" intensive course in Statistics and Econometrics for our incoming Master students in the IEC program. In the spring, I will teach International Economic Integration (IEC, 2. semester) and part of the "Business Economics" (BscB, 2. semester).

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or the like abroad in the near future?
I'm currently involved in the organization of our annual joint Christmas Workshop of the Tuborg Center and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, which will take place in Kiel in December. 

Are you expecting any visiting researchers from abroad in the near future (or have you had any visitors from abroad recently)?
Federico Ciliberto from the University of Virginia will come to Aarhus to work on our joint projects regarding "superstar exporters" later this fall. 

Are you cooperating with researchers from other departments at AU at the moment?
No

What do you do when you are not at work?
I recently moved to Vejle and now I spend most of my weekends discovering the surrounding nature (if the weather permits), either on foot or by bike. I like to cook (and eat) and often organize dinners with friends. I also LOVE to travel. 

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