Helmut Lütkepohl

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Helmut Lütkepohl (born July 26, 1951 in Volmerdingsen ) is a German economist who specializes in econometrics . He is a Bundesbank professor at the Free University of Berlin .


Lütkepohl received his diploma in mathematics from Bielefeld University in 1977 . Here he also received his doctorate in economics in 1981. He then completed his habilitation in 1984 at the University of Osnabrück . After a year at the University of California, San Diego , he received his first professorship at the University of Hamburg in 1985 . From 1987 to 1992 he was Professor of Statistics at the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and from 1992 to 2005 he was Professor of Econometrics at the Humboldt University in Berlin . Since 2002 he has taught at the European University Institute in Florence . Since 2012 he has headed the Graduate Center of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. Lütkepohl has been a professor at the Free University of Berlin since 2012.

In 2011, when Lütkepohl was still researching and teaching in Florence, the Handelsblatt voted Lütkepohl as the best German economist in the non-German-speaking area.


Within econometrics he has specialized in time series analysis , see vector autoregressive models (VAR) .

Individual evidence

  1. Walter Krämer: Interview with Helmut Lütkepohl . In: Springer Professional (Ed.): AStA Economic and Social Statistics Archive . tape 13 , no. 1 , p. 87-94 .
  2. http://www.diw.de/documents/dokumentenarchiv/17/diw_01.c.414305.de/diwcvlong_en_hluetkepohl_jan2013.pdf
  3. http://tool.handelsblatt.com/tabelle/index.php?id=81&pc=100

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