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Celina Proffen is currently a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. She works there at the Chair of Macroeconomics and Development (Prof. Fuchs-Schündeln) and conducts research on the role of labor markets for structural change and macroeconomic development. Thereby, she gathered extensive experience working with administrative panel data, geo-data, and textual analysis. Previous to starting this position, Celina completed her undergraduate studies in Economics (B.Sc.) at the University of Bonn and had a pre-doctoral research stay at the University of California, Berkeley.
As an advocate of policy-relevant research, Celina has pursued multiple internships outside of academia. Amongst others, she worked at the private-sector subsidiary of the German Development Bank (KfW IPEX-Bank), the German Council of Economic Experts, and the McKinsey Risk Practice. Next to her studies, she engages in projects of the Global Shapers community, and volunteers for a local NGO (Shaping Pathways).