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Carsten Lange

Carsten Lange specializes in data science, machine learning and geographic information systems. Most recently, he used his expertise in  analytics and computer technology to create a database that tracks the estimated number of active COVIS-19 cases in California’s 10 most populous counties. The database allows a user to see each counties trend of cases and gauge the potential threat of increasing cases.

As a data scientist, Lange has expertise in machine learning, AI and computer technology including neural networks and deep learning.  Collaborations with Cal Poly Pomona colleagues include applying machine learning to the analysis of electronic properties of crystals, predicting Major League Baseball pitcher salaries with artificial intelligence, and pairing Google street view image recognition with deep learning to predict residential crime.

In economics, Lange specializes in economic impact analysis, money supply, inflation, and central bank policy. Recent projects include an economic impact study for the City of Industry, predicting real estate prices in Orange County with GIS, and analyzing California adolescent obesity with GIS, and an analysis of the European debt crisis

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • Advisor for Machine Learning, Center for Customer Insights and Digital Marketing at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, since 2020
  • National Science Foundation, CC Network Infrastructure: Network Expansion to Support Cyber Security and Data Intensive Research and Computation at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, application in process, $500,000 (role: Senior Researcher)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program, “Use of Machine Learning for Extraction of Physicochemical Trends existing in Organic Crystals,” 2018-19, $5,000
  • John Randolph Haynes Foundation Fellowship,Applying Geographical Information Systems and Neural Networks to Analyze Residential Housing Prices in selected cities in the Southern California Region,” 2008/2009, $10,000

Selected Publications:

  • Editor & Co-Author, Principles in Economics with Integrated Multimedia Support (published online as open textbook-free of charge, 2016)
  • Neuronale Netze in der wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Prognose und Modellgenerierung. Eine theoretische und empirische Betrachtung mit Programmierbeispielen (Applying Neural Networks for Economic Forecasting and Model Generation. A Theoretical and Empirical Approach with Programming Samples) (Physica/Springer, 2004)
  • With M. Gruppe et al., “Interest Rate Convergence, Sovereign Credit Risk and the European Debt Crisis: A Survey,” The Journal of Risk Finance, 2017
  • With M. Gruppe, “The European Debt Crisis and the Spanish Economy” in European Journal of Political Economy (EJPE), 2014
  • With A. Horspool, “Applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Student Perceptions, Behaviors, and Success Online and Face-to-face” in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Feb. 2012
  • “Location, Location, Location. What does that Really Mean for Housing Prices” in GeoWorld, The Essencial Voice of the Industrie, Feb. 2010
  • With C. Sauer, “A Modular Approach to Seigniorage in a Monetary Union,” International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (IJMEF), Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2010
  • With A. Baylor, “Teaching the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with a Computerized Tournament,” Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2007
  • With C. Sauer, “Dollarization in Latin America: Seigniorage Costs and Policy Implications,” The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (QREF), Vol. 45, Issue 4-5, pp 662-679, Sept. 2005
  • With C. Sauer, “Static and Dynamic Seigniorage Losses from Dollarization,” Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 30-41, April 2005
  • Encyclopedia keyword-contributions: Finanzmarkt (Capital Market), Geldmarkt (Money Market), Terminmarkt (Forward Market), in Encyclopedia Business Administration (W. Lueck, Lexikon der Betriebswirtschaft, 6. ed., Moderne Industrie Publisher, Landsberg/Germany 2004)
  • With T. Luetge, “Bargeld-Seigniorage in der EWU – Hindernis für einen effizienten Zahlungsverkehr? (How a Change of the Denomination of Euro Coins will Change EMU Countries Seigniorage),” List Forum fuer Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik (List Association Journal for Economic and Finance Policy), Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 69-80, 2004



Ph.D., Economics, University of Hanover


English, German

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