Nils H. Lehr

Nils H. Lehr

Ph.D. in Economics

International Monetary Fund

Welcome to my prefessional webpage. I am an economist at the International Monetary Fund specializing in economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology adoption. My research combines quantitative economic modeling with rigorous empirical methods to illuminate the mechanisms driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology choices on a macro scale.

When I am not solving models or analyzing data, I enjoy playing basketball, reading books, and listening to tech and policy podcasts.

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  • Macroeconimics
  • Economic growth
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Firm dynamics
  • Labor markets


  • PhD in Economics, 2023

    Boston University, USA

  • Master in Economics, 2016

    Barcelona School of Economics, Spain

  • BSc in Economics, 2014

    Humbold University, Germany

Work in Progress


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