Prof. Dr. Helmut Farbmacher

Room: 2412

Phone: +49 89 289 28566

Office hours: by appointment


CV: pdf


Academic career

As to my background, I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Munich (LMU) in 2012. My dissertation was on methods in causal inference with applications in health and labour economics. I was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements. In 2011, I joined the Max Planck Society as a Senior Researcher and have been Head of the Health Econometrics Research Unit since 2014. In 2013, I spent the summer term as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. From 2017 to 2018 I joined the University of Mannheim as a Professor of Microeconometrics and the University of Munich as a Professor of Economics in the subsequent year. Since 2021 I am a Professor of Applied Econometrics at the Technical University of Munich.

Research interests

  • Health, Labor, Political and Experimental Economics
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical Learning and Data Science
  • Causal Inference