Prof. Dr. Christian ConradEmpirical Economics

Research at the Chair of Empirical Economics focuses on developing econometric methods for applications in macroeconomics and finance.

Specifically, the research focuses on measuring, modeling, and forecasting financial market risks, the interaction between macroeconomic developments and financial markets, and the expectation formation of professional forecasters and households. We offer introductory courses on econometrics and data science and advanced courses in macroeconometrics and financial econometrics.

Prof. Dr. Christian Conrad


March 2023

  • Christian Conrad presented the paper “Macroeconomic Announcements and the Volatility Feedback Effect” (joint with Julius Schoelkopf and Nikoleta Tushteva) in the Business Finance Research Seminar at the  University of Sussex Business School, March 16, 2023.

February 2023

  • Christian Conrad has been appointed Research Associate at ZEW Mannheim in February 2023. He will closely cooperate with the ZEW Research Unit “Pensions and Sustainable Financial Markets” to further develop the “ZEW Financial Market Test.”
5th HKMetrics Workshop


HKMetrics ist eine gemeinsame Initiative von Prof. Dr. Christian Conrad (Universität Heidelberg), Prof Dr. Melanie Schienle (KIT) und Prof. Dr. Carsten Trenkler (Universität Mannheim) und besteht aus einem gemeinsamen Forschungsseminar in Ökonometrie und einem Doktoranden-Workshop, der einmal im Semester stattfindet. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der HKMetrics Website.