About me

I am an Assistant Professor 🧑‍🏫 in International Macroeconomics 🌍 at the University of Tuebingen 🎓. My research interests 🔬 include quantitative macroeconomics 💹 and econometrics 🧮 with a focus on developing identification and estimation methods 🔮 for dynamic and stochastic models with skewed distributions 🪝 and rare disasters 🌪️. I am also a member of Dynare’s 📈 core development team and maintain the identification and method-of-moments toolboxes 🧰.

I am an enthusiastic Apple 🍏 and Linux 🐧 user and actively contribute to several open-source projects 🤓 such as Dynare, Timeshift and Timeshift-autosnap-apt. You can find 🔍 me on several forums #️⃣ like Ask Fedora, Dynare, Destination Linux, EndeavourOS, Pop!_Planet or Ubuntu.

You are highly encouraged to check out 👀 my Dynare Teaching Materials or Linux Guides. The source code 📜 of the entire site is available on GitHub; getting involved 👋 by opening issues or pull-request 🧑‍💻 is greatly appreciated 🙏.

Feel free to contact 🗣️ me directly or to schedule an appointment 🗓️.

Interests
  • Computational Economics
  • DSGE Models
  • Econometrics
  • Linux
  • Macroeconomics
  • Open Source
  • Rare Disasters
  • Time Series Analysis
Education
  • PhD in Economics, 11/2015

    University of Muenster

  • MSc in Economics, 04/2012

    University of Muenster

  • BSc in Economics, 09/2009

    University Bonn

Accomplish­ments

Travel Grant
Best Student Award of the Economics Department
Study Grant (Bachelor and Master)

Projects

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Estimating New Keynesian DSGE Models with Rare Disaster Risk
This project investigates DSGE models with rare disaster risk. More information and a working paper coming soon.
Estimating New Keynesian DSGE Models with Rare Disaster Risk
GMM/SMM/GIRF-Matching Estimation in Dynare
In this project we develop a GMM/SMM/GIRF-matching toolbox for Dynare.
Dynare tutorials and videos
We want to provide better documentation and a new user guide for Dynare. Therefore, I will post and update my teaching materials as written tutorials and create several videos on YouTube.
Skewness Matters
This project investigates the impact of skewness on the identifiability and estimability of parameters in linear and nonlinear DSGE models with rare disasters, downward wage rigidity and asymmetric production innovation using new statistical distributions and econometric methods.
Linux Stuff
My favorite Linux distributions are Pop!_OS, Ubuntu and Fedora. In this project, I am covering my installation processes, experiences, and personal setup for the different distributions. Also you will find here my contributions to different projects, e.g. Timeshift-autosnap-apt.

Working Papers

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(2021). Dynare: Reference Manual, Version 4. Dynare Working Papers.

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Short CV

 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor for International Macroeconomics
Apr 2021 – Present Tübingen, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • PhD Supervision
 
 
 
 
 
Principal Investigator (DFG funded)
Apr 2019 – Jul 2022 Münster, Germany

DFG Project 411754673: Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models: Skewness Matters

Responsibilities include:

  • PhD Supervision
  • Project Management
  • Research
 
 
 
 
 
Developer
Mar 2019 – Present CEPREMAP, France

Responsibilities include:

  • Analytic Derivatives
  • Bug fixing
  • Identification Toolbox
  • Method of Moments Estimation Toolbox
 
 
 
 
 
Freelance
Feb 2018 – Dec 2019 Köln, Germany
Taught courses in Introduction to R for Applied Economists.
 
 
 
 
 
Full Professor in Econometrics
Oct 2017 – Sep 2018 Münster, Germany
Temporary Position. Taught courses in Econometrics, Introduction to R, Statistics, and Macroeconometrics.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Fellow (PostDoc)
Nov 2015 – Jun 2017 Dortmund, Germany
Researched the transmission channels of macroeconomic shocks and economic policy with a focus on time-varying risk premia and rare disaster. Taught courses in Survey Sampling Methods and GMM, Indirect Inference, and Bootstrap.
 
 
 
 
 
PhD Traineeship
May 2015 – Jul 2015 Frankfurt, Germany
Research stay at DG-E Fiscal Policies. Researched fiscal policy within the EAGLE model.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Associate (PhD Student)
Jun 2012 – Oct 2015 Münster, Germany
PhD Thesis on Local identification of nonlinear and non-Gaussian DSGE models. Taught courses in DSGE Models, Empirical Methods, Macroeconometrics, Multivariate Time Series Analysis, Introduction to R, and GMM/Indirect Inference/Bootstrap.
 
 
 
 
 
Referee Service
Jan 2012 – Present
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, National Science Centre Poland, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics

Contact

  • willi@mutschler.eu
  • +49-7071-29-73140
  • Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
    School of Business and Economics
    Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance
    Nauklerstr. 50
    D-72074 Tübingen
  • Please use the above address if you want to reach me by postal mail.
    My office is located in Hölderlinstr. 29. Enter the building and take the stairs to Office 211. Unfortunately, barrier-free access to the office is not possible. If you require such, please indicate this when making an appointment and I will arrange an alternative location.
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