Nils H. Lehr

Nils H. Lehr

PhD Candidate in Economics

Boston University

Welcome to my personal webpage! I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at Boston University and expect to graduate in 2023. I am a macroeconomist focusing on economic growth, innovation, and technology adoption. In my research I combine quantitative economic modeling with rigorous empirical methods to shine light on important mechanisms driving innovation and technology choice on the aggregate. When I am not solving models or crunching numbers, I enjoy playing basketball, reading non-fiction books, and listening to way too many tech and policy podcasts.

I will be available for interviews at the European Econometric Assosiation meetings in December 2022 as well as the American Economic Association meetings in January 2023.

Download my resumé.


  • Economic growth
  • Innovation
  • Impact of technology on labor markets and firm dynamics


  • PhD in Economics, 2023 (Expected)

    Boston University, USA

  • Master in Economics, 2016

    Barcelona School of Economics, Spain

  • BSc in Economics, 2014

    Humbold University, Germany


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