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Department of Statistics
Doctoral Student

M.Sc. Niklas Benner


TU Dortmund University
Department of Statistics
Chair of Business and Social Statistics
CDI Building, Room 122
44221 DortmundGermany

E-Mail: niklas.bennertu-dortmundde
Phone: +49 231 755 7925

Portrait photo of Niklas Benner © Niklas Benner​/​private
  • Since September 2020: Doctoral Student at  the Chair of Business and Social Statistics
  • Since September 2020: Doctoral Student at  the RWI Essen
  • Since September  2019: Member of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
  • 2016-2019: Research Assistant at the Chair of Monetary Economics (JLU Gießen)
  • 2014-2019:  Studies of Economics  at the Justus-Liebig University Gießen
    Master Thesis: Disargeement about Monetary Policy in the EMU -  A NLP-based Approach 

Member of the  Dortmund Center for data-based Media Analysis (DoCMA).

  • Natural Language Processing
    • Sentiment analysis
    • Text classifikation
    • Topic Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Economic policy
  • Central bank communication
  • Lange, K.-R., Rieger, J., Benner, N. and Jentsch, C. (2022). Zeitenwenden: Detecting changes in the German political discourse. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Political Text Analysis. pdf. GitHub.

Pre-prints und Working paper

  • Benner, N., Lange, K.-R., und Jentsch, C. (2022).  Named Entity Narratives. Ruhr Economic Papers #962. Link
  • Python Block Course (Summer 2022,  Winter 2021/22)
  • Bayesian Econometrics (Summer 2021)
  • Machine Learning for Economic Data (Winter 2020/21)