GDP growth
t [yrs.]
gYt [%]
Intern,
Foreign Service.
Germany United States Chile World
Own work; 
IMF, 2022.

Inter­ests.

Chile
Development econ
Econometrics & ML/AI for economic data
Energy & commodities
EU & UN
Geopolitics
International econ
Macrofinance
Risk modeling
Security, crises, prevention
Tax, transfer pricing, competition
United States

About me.

Education & Professional experience

Education

Professional experience

present
2022present
Dortmund, Germany
TU Dortmund University
Master of Science, Economics
  • Main focus: Applied Macro & Spatial Econ
Santiago de Chile
2022present
Intern, Foreign Service
German Embassy in Chile
Intern, Foreign Service
Essen, Germany
2021present
Research Assistant & Intern, Prosocial Behavior
RWI–Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Research Assistant & Intern, Prosocial Behavior
  • Department: Environment and Resources
  • Project in progress: "Shaping the mobility transition in Germany together–lessons from the Ruhr Region" commissioned by Stiftung Mercator
Dortmund, Germany
2014present
Founder and Proprietor
Benjamin Koch \ Web Design
Founder and Proprietor
Santiago de Chile
2022present
Intern, Foreign Service
German Embassy in Chile
Intern, Foreign Service
Dortmund, Germany
2022present
Master of Science, Economics
TU Dortmund University
Master of Science, Economics
  • Main focus: Applied Macro & Spatial Econ
Essen, Germany
2021present
Research Assistant & Intern, Prosocial Behavior
RWI–Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Research Assistant & Intern, Prosocial Behavior
  • Department: Environment and Resources
  • Project in progress: "Shaping the mobility transition in Germany together–lessons from the Ruhr Region" commissioned by Stiftung Mercator
Dortmund, Germany
2014present
Founder and Proprietor
Benjamin Koch \ Web Design
Founder and Proprietor
2021
20172021
Münster, Germany
University of Münster (WWU)
Bachelor of Science, Economics
  • Main focus: International Econ & Econometrics
  • Bachelor thesis at the Institute of International Economics (Prof. Dr. Kempa): "Deviations from covered interest rate parity: Empirical findings after the global financial crisis"
Dortmund & Düsseldorf, Germany
20202021
Working Student & Intern, Transfer Pricing
KPMG Germany
Working Student & Intern, Transfer Pricing
  • KPMG Center of Excellence for TP Compliance
Dortmund & Düsseldorf, Germany
20202021
Working Student & Intern, Transfer Pricing
KPMG Germany
Working Student & Intern, Transfer Pricing
  • KPMG Center of Excellence for TP Compliance
Münster, Germany
20172021
Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of Münster (WWU)
Bachelor of Science, Economics
  • Main focus: International Econ & Econometrics
  • Bachelor thesis at the Institute of International Economics (Prof. Dr. Kempa): "Deviations from covered interest rate parity: Empirical findings after the global financial crisis"
2019
2019
Santiago de Chile
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Exchange semester, Ingeniería Comercial
Santiago de Chile
2019
Exchange semester, Ingeniería Comercial
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Exchange semester, Ingeniería Comercial
2017
20162017
Münster, Germany
University of Münster (WWU)
German Law and Common Law Program
Münster, Germany
20162017
German Law and Common Law Program
University of Münster (WWU)
German Law and Common Law Program
2016
20072016
Germany & United States
Secondary education
Abitur (advanced high school diploma) & student exchange
Germany & United States
20072016
Abitur (advanced high school diploma) & student exchange
Secondary education
Abitur (advanced high school diploma) & student exchange

Skills

Languages

German (native)

100%

German (native): 100%
English (C1)

87%

English (C1): 87%
Spanish (DELE C1)

75%

Spanish (DELE C1): 75%
Latin (Latinum Certificate)

5 yrs.

Latin (Latinum Certificate): 5 yrs.

IT

Web design (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS)
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Data analysis (R, Stata, MATLAB/Dynare, Alteryx, SQL, Power BI)

Civic involvement

present
2010
Brambauer Lutheran Church
IT, volunteer
2017
Model United Nations (MUIMUN)
Participant
2015
Lebenshilfe Dortmund
Summer camp volunteer for persons with disabilities

Activities

  • Guitar
  • Lacrossse
  • Soccer
  • Traveling

In public.

Publications

Monographs

Articles in reference works

  • Andor, M. A., Koch, B. Y., & Matejko, L. (2022). Energy Conservation. In D. Haddad, & B. D. Solomon (Eds.), Dictionary of Ecological Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming).
  • Andor, M. A., Koch, B. Y., & Matejko, L. (2022). Natural Disaster. In D. Haddad, & B. D. Solomon (Eds.), Dictionary of Ecological Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming).

Presentations

2021
Internship @KPMG
Internship Talk–networking event of the Münster and Göttingen Student Groups, Federal Association of German Economists (bdvb)
2021
Chile: A changing country
Lecture series of the Expert Committee on European Affairs, Federal Association of German Economists (bdvb)

Hon­ors.

present
2020
KPMG Germany
highQ fellowship
2020
2016
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (SDV)
Study scholarship
2019
Federal Association of German Economists (bdvb)
Aktivit fellowship

Member­ships.

Federal Association of German Economists (bdvb)
Member of the national Expert Committees on European Affairs and Financial Markets, of the Ruhr-West Regional Group, and of the Bochum Student Group
Academic Association for Security Studies (BSH)
Member of the Münster Student Group (ASIUM)
United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN)
Member of the NRW State Group
Alumni of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (SDV)
Member of the Ruhr Region/Düsseldorf Regional Group
Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
Member of the Dortmund-East Local Association