Habilitation, Free University of Berlin, 1997.
Ph.D.-program “Applied Microeconomics”, Free University of Berlin, 1988-1991, Dr. rer. pol.
Graduate studies (Economics), University of Bonn, 1985-1987, Diploma.
Graduate studies (Economics), UC Berkeley , 1984/85
Undergraduate studies, University of Bonn (Economics, History and Philosophy), 1982-1984.


Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hamburg, since 1998.
Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2007-2008.
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, 1998
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Free University of Berlin, 1992-1997
Leading Assistant to the Senator of Treasury, Berlin, 1991-1992.
Research Assistant, "Council of Economic Advisors", East German government, 1990.
Research Assistant, Agricultural Economics, University of Bonn, 1987-1988.

Research Interests:

Sovereign default
News driven business cycles
Growth in developing countries, dynamic CGE models
Applied econometrics

Grants, Awards and Scholarships:

Research grants by German National Science Foundation (DFG), 1997-2000, 2002-2007
Research grants by Forum Euro-Méditerranéen des Instituts Eonomiques (FEMISE), 2000-2001,
2003-2005, 2006-2007, 2010-2011.
Call on a chair for Macroeconomics, Technical University of Berlin, (declined), 2003.
Hamburg State Government, 2002
Heisenberg-Fellowship (declined), German National Science Foundation (DFG), 1988
Doctoral Scholarship, VW-Foundation, 1988-1991
Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 1984-1985
Scholarship, German National Scholarship Foundation, 1982-1987

Selected Publications

Lucke, B., (2011): Testing the Technology Interpretation of News Shocks, forthcoming Applied Economics.

Lucke, B., (2010): Identification and Overidentification in SVECMs, Economics Letters 108, pp. 318-321.

Beaudry, P., and Lucke, B., (2010): Letting Different Views about Business Cycles Compete, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, pp. 413-455.

Lucke, B. (2008): -convergence, Economics Letters 99, pp. 439-442.

Haertel, T., and Lucke, B., (2008): Do News Shocks Drive Business Cycles? Evidence from German Data, Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 2008-10.

Lucke, B., and Zotti, J., (2007): The Economic Costs of a Well-Placed Bomb. Lebanon and the Assassination of Mr Hariri, Applied Economics Letters 14, pp. 315-320.

Lucke, B., Gaitan Soto, B., and Zotti, J., (2007): Assessing Economic and Fiscal Reforms in Lebanon. A Dynamic CGE Analysis with Debt Constraints, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 43 (1), pp. 35-63.

Gaitan, B., and Lucke, B., (2007): The Barcelona Initiative and the Importance of NTBs: A Dynamic CGE-Analysis for Syria, International Economics and Economic Policy 4 (1), pp. 33-59.

Lucke, B., and Lütkepohl, H., (2004): On Unit Root Tests in the Presence of Transitional Growth, Economics Letters 84, pp. 323-327.

Lucke, B., (2004): Real interest rates and productivity shocks: Why are business cycles negatively correlated between the EU and Jordan?, in: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 82-95.

Lucke, B., (2003): Are Technical Trading Rules Profitable? Evidence for Head and Shoulder Rules, Applied Economics 35, pp. 33-40.

Lucke, B., and Gaggermeier, C., (2001): On the Identifiability of Euler Equation Estimates Under Saddlepath Stability, Economics Letters 71, pp. 155-163.

Lucke, B., (1999): Expansionary Fiscal Contractions and Equilibrium Indeterminacy: A Case Study for Germany, Applied Economics 31, pp. 697-708.

Lucke, B., (1998): Productivity Shocks in a Sectoral Real Business Cycle Model for West Germany, European Economic Review 42, pp. 311-327.

Lucke, B., (1997): An Adelman Test for Growth Cycles in West Germany, Empirical Economics 22, pp. 15-40.

Lucke, B., (1995): Die Privatisierungspolitik der Treuhandanstalt - Eine ökonometrische Analyse, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften 115, pp. 393-428.

Lucke, B., (1995): Do Small Menu Costs Explain Large Business Cycles?, Economics Letters 47, pp. 185-192.

Lucke, B., (1994): Testing for Unit Roots with Income Distribution Data, Empirical Economics 19, pp. 555-573.

Lucke, B., (1991): On BLU-Estimation with Data of Different Periodicity, Economics Letters 35,pp. 173-177.