Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Hoelle, Matthew Senior Economist Bates White Economic Consulting, United States Website [email protected] United States Max Weber alumnus Department of Economics Cohort(s): 2010/2011 Ph.D. Institution University of Pennsylvania, United States Biography I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010 with a dissertation entitled ‘Bankruptcy and Transaction Costs in General Financial Models’. As the title suggests, my research interests lie in the field of General Equilibrium, specifically the study of frictions in general financial models (GEI models). The specific frictions that I have considered to date have been bankruptcy and transaction costs and my research analyzes their effects on both price and allocation. My additional research interests lie in the field of Mathematical Economics and the applications of General Equilibrium theory in the field of Financial Macroeconomics. I have presented my research at conferences both in the United States and in Europe. My Ph.D. dissertation committee consisted of Professors Felix Kubler, Dirk Krueger, and Andrew Postlewaite. Professors Kubler is now at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute. During my doctoral studies, I spent one year as the ‘Assistant to the Professor’, to Professor Kubler in Zurich. I received my BSChE, graduating with honours (magna cum laude), from Washington University in May 2005, with additional majors in Economics and Mathematics.