Home Page Image
Dr. Hannah Nielsen


CV and Research


  • Since September 2006: World Bank - Young Professionals Program
    First Rotation: Treasury - Derivatives and Structured Finance
    Second Rotation: Poverty Reduction and Economic Management - Africa

  • February 2006 - August 2006: Key expert for the EU-funded project "Capacity Building in Economic Planning - Consultany to develop and implement a Macroeconomic Model for Lesotho" at the Ministry for Finance and Development Planning in Maseru

  • February 2005 - January 2006: Technical Advisor to the Research Department of the Bank of Namibia

  • August 2003 - January 2005: Economist at the Bank of Namibia, Research Department, Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Division

  • September 1999 - July 2003: Research Assistant at the National Research Center 373 "Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes", Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

  • October 1999 - September 2002: Member of the Ph.D. Program "Applied Microeconomics", Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany
    Thesis title: Essays on expectations
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolters

  • October 1994 - July 1999: Economics at the Freie Universtät Berlin



  • Hannah Nielsen, Sylvanus Ikhide and Ebson Uanguta (2006) "Financial Integration in the Common Monetary Area", South African Journal of Economics, 73(4), 710-721.

  • Hannah Nielsen, Tjiveze Tjipe and Ebson Uanguta (2005) "Namibia Macroeconometric Model (NAMEX)", Bank of Namibia, Occasional Paper 01/2005.

  • Hannah Nielsen, Giuseppe Tullio and Jürgen Wolters (2004) "Currency Substitution and the Stability of the Italian Demand for Money before the entry into the Monetary Union, 1972-1998", Journal for International Economic Policy, 1, 73-85.

  • Hannah Nielsen (2003) "Essays on Expectations", Shaker Verlag, Aachen (Ph.D. thesis, Freie Universität Berlin).

  • Hannah Nielsen (2003) "Inflation Expectations in the EU - Results from Survey Data", National Research Center 373, Discussion Paper No. 13/2003.

  • Hannah Nielsen (2001) "Extracting implicit density functions from short term interest rate options", National Research Center 373, Discussion Paper No. 47/2001.


Selected conference and summer school attendance

  • December 2005: Seminar on Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, MEFMI, Windhoek, Namibia
  • June/July 2004: African Econometric Society: Annual Conference, Capetown, South Africa (AES 2004)
  • February 2004: CGE Modelling at NEPRU, Windhoek, Namibia
  • April 2003: Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Leuven, Belgium (SMYE 2003)
  • August 2002: Compstat 2002, Berlin, Germany (compstat2002)
  • April 2002: Scottish Economic Society: Annual Meeting, Dundee, Scotland (SES 2002)
  • August 2001: Econometric Society: European Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland (ESEM/EEA 2001)
  • September 2000: Summer School on State Space Modelling at the European University
    Institute, Florence, Italy