Helmut Farbmacher (Technical University of Munich)

Research interests

  • Health, Labor, Political and Experimental Economics

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Statistical Learning and Data Science

  • Causal Inference

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    As to my background, I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Munich (LMU) in 2012. My dissertation was on methods in causal inference with applications in health and labour economics. I was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements. In 2011, I joined the Max Planck Society as a Senior Researcher and have been Head of the Health Econometrics Research Unit since 2014. In 2013, I spent the summer term as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. From 2017 to 2018 I joined the University of Mannheim as a Professor of Microeconometrics and the University of Munich as a Professor of Economics in the subsequent year. Since 2021 I am a Professor of Applied Econometrics at the Technical University of Munich.

    Ongoing Projects

    Learning from high-dimensional, heterogeneous data: Machine learning methods in econometrics, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2020-2022.

    In this project I work with methods from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in microeconomic applications to estimate heterogeneous causal effects and to predict individual and firm behaviour.


    Technical University of Munich
    TUM School of Management
    Arcisstr. 21
    80333 Munich


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