Curriculum Vitae

Bernd Droge

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Personal data

Born 1954 in Altdöbern (Germany)
Married, two adult daughters
German citizen


1973: Abitur, Spezialschule für Mathematik und Physik an der
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1975-1980: University studies in Mathematics (with specialization in Probability
Theory and Statistics), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1980: Diploma in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.), Humboldt-Universität
1979-1982: Doctoral Studies (Forschungsstudium) in Mathematical Statistics,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1983: PhD in Mathematics (Dr. rer. nat.), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2004: Habilitation in Mathematics with thesis "Modellwahl und verwandte Methoden in der Regressionsanalyse", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2007: Venia legendi in Statistics and Econometrics, Humboldt-Universität

Military Service

May 1974-October 1975

Academic Positions

1982-1998:  Research and Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Institute of Mathematics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1998-2003: Research Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), National Research Center "Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes" (SFB 373), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2004: Research Assistant, Institute of Management, Humboldt-Universität
2004-2007: Guest Professor for Econometrics (substitute for chair), School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
04/2007-09/2013: Research and Teaching Position, Institute for Statistics and Econometrics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Guest Professor for Econometrics (substitute for Chair), School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
since 06/2015:adjunct Professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor), Humboldt University Berlin

Research Areas

Theoretical and applied statistics and econometrics, in particular:
  • Selection of models and smoothing parameters in parametric and nonparametric
  • Bootstrap and other resampling techniques
  • Statistical decision theory
  • Econometric analysis of panel data, panel cointegration analysis

Other Professional Activities

1980-1985: Head of a project group for developing statistical software (regression, time series and multivariate analysis)
1982-1994: Assistant Editor of the international journal "Statistics"
1984-1986: Head of Statistical Consulting Center (with focus on applications in medicine), Institute of Mathematics, Humboldt-Universität
1985-1993: Academic advisor for students in statistics, Institute of Mathematics
1986-1993: Cooperation with the INRA (Jouy-en-Josas, France) on statistical modelling of biological processes
1987-1988: Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the "18th European Meeting of Statisticians", Berlin 08/1988
1987-1990: Participation in a joint project with the VEAG AG Berlin on predicting the electric power demand
1994-2003: Member of the project "Curve Estimation and Resampling" of the National Research Center "Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes" (SFB 373), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2001: Co-organizer of the conference "High dimensional nonlinear statistical modelling", Wulkow 09/2001
since 2005: Member of the "Center for Applied Statistics and Economics" (CASE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
since 2008:Member of the Examination Board of the Berlin Masters Program in Statistics
since 2011:

Faculty member of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science
Chairman of the Joint Commission of the Berlin Masters Program in Statistics
Organizer of an invited session on "Analysis of Panel Data", Workshop on Stochastic Models. Statistics and Their Applications, Berlin 02/2017


Academic Visits (one or two weeks)

1981, 1983: State University (MGU), Moscow
1985: Technical University, Wroclaw
1989: Banach Center, Warsaw
1989: Charles University, Prague
1992: INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France
1993: Université Catholique de Louvain, C.O.R.E., Louvain-la-Neuve
1996: University of New South Wales, Sydney
1998: Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Scholarships and Awards

1979-1982: Doctoral scholarship of the Humboldt University
1981, 1984: Karl Weierstrass Price of the Department of Mathematics of the Humboldt University for both the Diploma and the PhD thesis



since 1994: International Statistical Institute (ISI, Elected Member)
since 1995: Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability



Biometrical Journal
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
Computational Statistics
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
International Statistical Review
Journal of Multivariate Analysis
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Statistica Sinica
Statistics and Computing
Statistics & Decisions


Computer Skills

Statistical software: Splus, R, Eviews, Stata
Business software: Microsoft Office, LaTeX



German (native language)
English (fluent)
Russian (basic knowledge)


Voluntary Activity

since 1982: Organizer of weekly training matches at Humboldt University