Julian Donaubauer is researcher at the Chair for Growth Theory and Business Cycles at the Helmut- Schmidt-University in Hamburg and currently visiting fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He also worked for the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT) in Buenos Aires and as visiting researcher at the Institute for the World Economy in Kiel. His research interests are in the fields of international economics and development economics. Prior to his academic career he worked for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Berlin. Julian holds a PhD in Economics from the Helmut- Schmidt-University in Hamburg.