Members

Ümit Akcay

Ümit Akcay, Assoc. Prof. of Economics, is currently a visiting lecturer and teaching at Berlin School of Economics and Law. He previously held positions at Istanbul Bilgi University, Atılım University and METU in Turkey between 2016 and 2017, at the Department of Politics and at MEIS in New York University in the US between 2011 and 2015, and at the Department of Economics of Ordu University in Turkey, between 2009 and 2011. He has a Ph.D. in development economics from Marmara University, Turkey.

Sigrid Betzelt

Sigrid Betzelt, Dr. phil., has been a professor of social sciences, specialising in the sociology of work and organisations, at the Berlin School of Economics since April 2009. Prior to this position she was a research associate and manager of various third party funded projects (financed by e.g. the EU, the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs) at the Centre for Social Policy Research and the Institute for Local Social Policy and Non-Profit Organisations at the University of Bremen.

Alessandro Bramucci

In 2015, Alessandro Bramucci concluded his PhD in Economics at the University of Urbino (Italy) with a thesis investigating quantitatively and qualitatively the impact of production offshoring on domestic employment and wages in European countries. The thesis devoted particular attention to the influence of establishment level Codetermination in Germany on offshoring decisions.

Petra Dünhaupt

Petra Dünhaupt, Dr. rer. pol., is a researcher and lecturer in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) Berlin. Currently she participates in the international and interdisciplinary research project "Global Value Chains - Economic and Social Upgrading."

Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans has a PhD in economics from the University of London. He worked for many years at the Regional Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRIES) in Managua, Nicaragua and, until he retired in 2015, was professor for monetary theory, monetary policy and international monetary relations at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Sarah Godar

Sarah Godar is research associate at the Department of Business and Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), supported by the Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (BCP). She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University Prague. Her Ph.D. topic is corporate tax and tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

Eckhard Hein

Co-Director

Dr. rer. pol. habil, Professor of Economics, in particular European Economic Policies, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since 2009.

Hansjörg Herr

PhD in Economics and postdoctoral lecturing qualification. Professor (retired) for supranational integration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, previously for many years research fellow at the Social Science Centre Berlin and the Institute for Economic Policy at the Free University Berlin.

Martin Kronauer

Dr. phil., habil., M.A., is Professor (retired) of Structural Change and Welfare States in International Comparison at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and scientific advisor at the German Institute for Adult Education (Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning) Bonn.

Birgit Mahnkopf

Dr. rer.pol., habil., Professor (retired) of European Politics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin; diploma, Ph.D. and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in social sciences at the Free University Berlin.

Fabian Mehl

Fabian Mehl works as a research associate for the project „Global Value Chains – Economic and Social Upgrading“ at the Department of Business and Economics of the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He holds a master’s degree in Political Economy of European Integration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Humboldt University Berlin.

Martina Metzger

Dr. Prof., Professor of Monetary Economics at Berlin School of Economics and Law. Before joining BSEL she worked for the Berlin Institute for Financial Market Research, of which she was executive director. She was also with the Division on Globalisation and Development Strategies of UNCTAD (Geneva). She served as a lecturer, research fellow and assistant professor for international economics and macroeconomics at the University of Applied Science (Berlin) and the Free University of Berlin.

Christian Metzler

Christian Metzler studies the Master of Arts International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since October 2017. Before he accomplished his Bachelor of Arts Social Economics at the University of Hamburg. He is working as Student Research Assistant for the Institute for International Political Economy at the BSEL since November 2017.

Jennifer Pédussel Wu

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Pédussel Wu joined the Berlin School of Economics and Law in 2008 as a Professor of Economics (Professor for Economics, in particular for world trade and international production). Previously, she was a Professor of Economics at the Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’Entreprises (EDC-Paris) and an Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris.

Franz Prante

M.A. International Economics. Franz Prante works as a junior researcher and lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). He graduated with a master’s degree in International Economics from the BSEL in 2016. Previously, he completed his B.Sc. in Economics and Management Science at Leipzig University where he also worked as a student assistant at the Institute of Empirical Economic Research (IEW).

Francesca Rhys-Williams

Francesca Rhys-Williams is currently a student of the International Economics Master’s Program at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since October 2017. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester. Since April 2018, she has been working as a Student Research Assistant for the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Berlin.

Martina Sproll

Dr. phil., since 4/2016 Professor of Social Sciences (with a focus on structural change and the Welfare State in international perspectives) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previous positions as researcher and lecturer at several universities and research institutes (From 2000-2008 at the Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt/Main), most recently at the international research network desiguALdades.net and the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

Christina Teipen

Dr. phil., since April 2011 professor for social sciences with a focus on economic sociology at Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin. Previous research positions at several universities, most recently at Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

Achim Truger

Dr. rer. pol., professor of economics, in particular macroeconomics and economic policy at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since 2012. Previously he was a senior researcher (head of the division of tax and fiscal policies) at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Hans Boeckler Foundation in Duesseldorf, Germany. more

Markus Wissen

Co-Director
Markus Wissen, Dr. phil., has a PhD in Political Science. He worked at several research institutes and universities on political ecology and socio-ecological transformation and has been a Professor for Social Sciences at the Berlin School of Economics and Law since October 2012.

Reingard Zimmer

Reingard Zimmer is a Professor for german, european and international labor law at BSEL since March 2015. Before she worked in private enterprises, as visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and lead the research office of labor and social law at the WSI at Hans-Böckler-Foundation. Her research emphasis lies on anti-discrimination law, collective employment law, law of international labor organization, transnational collective bargaining and international commercial contracts.