American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation



Andrew McCallum (2006-07)
As a German Chancellor Fellow at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Andrew coauthored a paper with the Frank Smets, then the Director of Research, as part of a two-year project (the Wage Dynamics Network) to analyze wage setting behavior and labor cost rigidities in the Euro area. Employing a novel statistical approach, the paper describes the transmission to and response of individual economy’s labor markets to an Euro-wide event. Prior to being a Chancellor Fellow he was a macroeconomic research assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan (2013, 2008), a B.S. with Distinction in Economics from the University of Washington (2004), and was a General Course student at the London School of Economics (2003). He is currently an economist specializing in international trade and industrial organization and resides in Washington D.C. (7/15/15)

Christopher Moore (2013-14)
Christopher Moore is a social scientist working to better integrate the scientific and political aspects of environmental decision making. As a German Chancellor Fellow he was hosted by the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. His research focused on how Germany successfully avoided a water infrastructure investment gap, while simultaneously maintaining high levels of treatment and affordable user rates. Prior to the fellowship, Christopher worked in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) Office of Water for four and a half years. As an economist he was responsible for developing affordable options to push municipalities to address the water quality impacts from urban development. Prior to the U.S. EPA Christopher worked for two years on Capitol Hill. Christopher holds an MA in International Relations with a focus on International Economics from UC San Diego and received his BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. He currently resides in Berlin and has grounded a start-up which facilitates city planning for climate change adaptation through serious games and computer simulation. (7/27/15)

Scott Mueller (2007-2008)
Scott Mueller serves as Vice President for Sales and Business Development at Solar Lead Factory. Previously, he served as Director of Business Development at pvXchange and as a consultant with eclareon helping businesses in Europe and North America enter foreign photovoltaic energy markets. From 2007-2008, as a BUKA fellow at the University of Freiburg, Scott researched Germany’s success in renewable energy, and specifically how regions benefited from establishing renewable energy goals, policies and economic development programs. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis. (2/27/15)

Kent Troutman (2016-2017)
Kent earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University and is currently a graduate student at Princeton University. Kent previously worked the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington DC, and for Goldman Sachs in New York. Prior to that, he was a Fulbright Research Fellow in China. Kent will spend his fellowship at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), where he will explore the historical experience and future challenges of economic integration of immigrants into the German workforce. (11/28/16)