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  • Dr. Denis Stijepic and Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner have won the “Best Paper Prize for 2018” for their paper “Impacts of intermediate trade on sector structures” published in “The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development”, Vol. 27 issue 1, pages 102-122 Link: Best Paper Price 2018
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner gave an "Invited Lecture" at the University of Perugia on "Why are so many countries/regions caught in the "Middle-Income Trap?", May 2018.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner participated in the "Second International Forum on East Asia Macroeconomic Studies" in Xiamen (China) on 11.-13. May 2018. This conference was the second annual CEAMeS-CMR workshop co-organized by the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS) and the Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR), Xiamen. Professor Wagner gave an introductory presentation in the opening ceremony and the closing remarks of the conference. Linda Glawe and Michael Murach from the Chair of Macroeconomics presented two joint papers with Prof. Wagner (see www.ceames.center/News).
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner held the Keynote lecture on "Growth impact of structural change and the danger of a middle-income trap in China" at an European Central Bank's Conference organized by the ECB and the Bank of Finland in Helsinki, on March 22, 2018.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner and Linda Glawe presented (on invitation) some of their new papers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, and at the American Economic Association Congress in Philadelphia in January 2018. Prof. Wagner was invited by the IMF to give a seminar on "China and the Middle-Income Trap".
  • Linda Glawe, researcher at the Department of Macroeconomics and at the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS) participated in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Science in Lindau from the 22nd to 26th August 2017. She is one of the 350 young economists from 66 countries that have successfully undergone a multi-stage, international selection process and qualified for the meeting.
  • Martin Kern and Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner have won the Best Paper Award of the "International Academy of Business and Economics" at the "I.A.B.E. Alghero, Sardinia Conference, June 14th-16th, 2017" for their paper "Housing Market Boom-Bust Cycles – Evidence from a Varying Minimum Cycle Length". The paper is published in the Journal of International Business and Economics, vo. 17 (2), pp. 23 – 48.
    To the Abstract:
    Housing Market Boom-Bust Cycles-Evidence from a Varying Minimum Cycle Length
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner and Linda Glawe were at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg on June 17-19, 2017, and presented there three papers. Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner presented his new paper “On the (non)sustainability of China’s development strategies- Are China’s Development Strategies Sustainable?”, and Linda Glawe presented two joint papers with Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner on “A Stylized Model of China’s Growth Since 1978” and on “China in the Middle-Income Trap?” (which just came out as the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)Working Paper No. 749). Prof. Wagner also was the chair of a session on “Prospects for Growth of the Chinese Economy”.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner and Prof. Schmerer organized the first workshop of the Center of East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS) in Hagen on May 11-13, 2017. Keynote speaker was Dr. Rodlauer, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia and Pacific Department. A policy talk was given by Dr. Korhonen, Director of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT). There was also a guest delegation from the Center of Macroeconomic Research, School of Economics, of Xiamen University (China). The programm is listed here.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner attended (on invitation) the International Conference on "Middle-Income Trap in Asia", organized by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Kobe, Japan; in December 2016. He also gave (on invitation) a lecture on his newest research at the Graduate School of Economics at Kobe University; Kobe, Japan.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited (on invitation) the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 's Asia and Pacific Department in Washington DC, in Oct 2016.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has founded (together with Prof. Schmerer) a new research centre, called "Center for East Asia Macro-economic Studies" (CEAMeS). A description can be found under the following link.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited on invitation the Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Hong Kong and gave there guest lectures. Besides, Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner also visited the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) – Hong Kong´s currency board - and had there conservations with Executive Director (Research), Lillian Cheung, about future lectures and guest residences. Last but not least Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited the Hong Kong University for discussions.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited (on invitation) the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 's Asia and Pacific Department in Washington DC, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basle, in Sept - Oct 2015.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited (on invitation) the Center for Macroeconomic Research at Xiamen University in China and gave a series of guest lectures at the Economics Department of Xiamen University in May 2015.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner visited (on invitation) the Center of European Studies and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University in November 2014 and gave a guest seminar to graduate students at Harvard on "Challenges to China´s Policy: Structural Change".
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner published the 7th edition of his book "Einführung in die Weltwirtschaftspolitik" in September 2014 and the 2th edition of his book "VWL-Klausuren. Ein Übungsbuch" (with Hilke Turke) in November 2014.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has been in Paris and in New York for discussions and presentations of new studies in August and September 2014.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner gave an invited keynote lecture at the "2014 International Symposium on China's Macro-economy" - organized by the Center for Macroeconomic Research at Xiamen University and Springer Publishing Company. This keynote lecture has risen much attention in China. It was broadcasted, and the Chinese press office Xinhua produced a long article about this lecture and published it in Liaowang, the "most important political-economic journal" of China, one week after the conference.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner published the 10th edition of his book "Stabilitätspolitik" at Oldenbourg Publishing House in March 2014.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner and Hilke Turke published a new book "VWL-Klausuren. Ein Übungsbuch" in October 2013.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has presented several new papers at various conferences in 2012 and 2013 (e.g. at the 2013 annual AEA meeting in San Diego, the EEA meeting in Göteborg and in June 2013 at the annual Dubrovnik Economic Conference organized by the Croatian National Bank)
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner gave an invited lecture at a conference of the EU-Studies Institute in Tokyo at Keio University in December 2011
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner gave an invited lecture at the International Economics and Finance Society Conference in China/Beijing, in May 2011; functioning there also as a delegate of the European Economics and Finance Society.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagners textbook "Stabilitätspolitik" was published in its 9th edition in February 2011
  • 2010, Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner had a sabbatical (from March to September). Attached find the research report
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has been invited to a one-day roundtable conference with his article "Are Uniform Rules an Appropriate Target? Lessons from the Financial Crisis" at Tilburg University in March 2010
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has been invited by the Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo/ Japan) as a visiting research scholar. He has visited the Institute of Economic Research of the Hitotsubashi University and Keio University (Tokyo) in March/April and December of 2009 and given a series of guest lectures there.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has organized two invited sessions at the WEA conference in Vancouver in summer 2009 and also presented several new papers at these and other sessions.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has received an invitation from the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York to spend a couple of weeks as a visiting scholar at its research department.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has spent one year as visiting professor at the Princeton University's Department of Economics in 2006/07 and twice for several weeks as Visiting Scholar at the US Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2008.
  • Since 2006, Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has lectured at conferences in Hong Kong (China), New York (USA), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Shanghai (China), Berlin, London (GB), Vienna (Austria), Princeton (USA), Beijing (China), Honolulu (USA), Koyoto (Japan), Montréal (Canada), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan) et.al.
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner has received the "Emerald Literati Network 2006 Highly Commended Award" for his article: "Globalization and financial instability: Challenges for exchange rate and monetary policy", published in: "International Journal of Social Economics", Vol. 32, Iss. 7, 2005.

New Books and CD-ROMs

  1. „Stabilitätspolitik. Theoretische Grundlagen und institutionelle Alternativen“, München und Wien: Oldenbourg Verlag, 1989, 10. ed. 2014
  2. "VWL- Klausuren: Ein Übungsbuch" (Co-Author: H.Turke), München und Wien: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2013, 3. ed. 2016.
  3. „Einführung in die Weltwirtschaftspolitik. Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen - Internationale Organisationen - Internationale Politikkoordinierung“, München und Wien: Oldenbourg Verlag, 1991, 7. ed., 2014.
  4. „Information and uncertainty in the theory of monetary policy“, in: SUERF Studies, 2007/1, Vienna 2007
  5. „Fiscal Issues in the New EU Member Countries: Prospects and Challenges“, in: SUERF Studies, 2006/1, Vienna 2006
  6. „Übungsbuch Makroökonomie“, München: Vahlen Verlag, 2005

New Articles

  1. "The Building Up of New Imbalances in China: The Dilemma with 'Rebalancing", ceames-DP No. 3, forthcoming in: International Economics and Economic Policy, vol. 14 (2017); ( already published online Sept. 2016: in IEEP; DOI 10.1007/s10368-016-0360-4)
  2. "The Middle-Income Trap - Definitions, Theories and Countries Concerned: A Literature Survey" (Co-author: Linda Glawe), in: Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 58, pp. 507-538 (2016)
  3. "The impact of European integration on institutional development" (Co-author: N. Schönfelder), in: Journal of Economic Integration, vol. 31, Sept. 2016, pp. 472-530.
  4. "China in the Middle Income Trap?" (Co-author: Linda Glawe), SSRN Paper No. 2830439, August 2016, forthcoming ADB / working paper, Tokyo, 2017. [pdf]
  5. "Some Results on the Stability of the Aggregate Balanced Growth Path in Neoclassical Multi-sector Growth Models" (Co-author: Denis Stijepic), published online November 2016, DOI 10.13140
  6. "Positive Trend Inflation and the Phillips Curve - A Tale of Two Slopes" (Co-author: Katrin Heinrichs), SSRN Paper No. 2888366, 2016.
  7. "The effects of external shocks on the business cycle in China: A structural change perspective" (Co-author: M. Murach), SSRN Paper No. 2741579, March 2016 [pdf]
  8. "Structural Change and Mid-Income Trap - Under which conditions can China succeed in moving towards higher income status" in European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, Dec. 2015, pp. 165 - 188
  9. "The impact of European integration on institutional development" Schönfelder / Wagner, MPRA Paper No. 63392, 2015. [pdf]
  10. "Can We Expect Convergence Through Monetary Integration? (New) OCA Theory vs Empirical Evidence From European Integration", in: Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 56, no.2 (June) 2014
  11. "Challenges to China's Policy: Structural Change", in: Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 55, 2013.
  12. "Convergence and Divergence in the European Monetary Union", in: The Macrotheme Review, vol.2 (4), 2013
  13. "A Structural Approach to Financial Stability: On the Benefical Role of Regulatory Governance", in: Journal of Governance and Regulation, vol.2, issue 1, 2013, (Co-author: B. Mohr)
  14. „Is the European Monetary Union Sustainable? The Role of Convergence“, In: S. Kaji and E. Ogawa (eds.), Who will provide the Next Financial Model?: Asia‘s Muscle and Europe‘s Financial Maturity, Springer Japan 2013, pp. 183-218
  15. "Volatility Impact of Stock Index Futures Trading - A Revised Analysis" in: Journal of Applied Finance & Banking, Vol. 2 (5), 2012, pp. 113-126 (Co-author: E. Matanovic) pdf
  16. "Is harmonization of legal rules an appropriate target? Lessons from global financial crisis" in: European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 33 (3), 2012, pp. 541-564
  17. "Monetary Policy and Boom-Bust Cycles: The Role of Central Bank Communication" in: Ekonomia, Vol. 14 (1), 2011, pp. 69-96 (Co-author: R. Knuetter)
  18. “Nutzen und Kosten einer Regelbindung” in: Wirtschaftsdienst, März 2012, S. 147 - 150
  19. "Ungleichgewichte und internationale Politikkoordinierung" in: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 3/2011, (58 Jg.), pp. 487-99
  20. "Optimal Monetary Policy during Boom-Bust Cycles: The Impact of Globalization" in: International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 3 (2), May 2011 (Co-author: R. Knuetter)
  21. "Monetary Policy and Boom-Bust Cycles in Asset Prices: A Literature Survey", In: Paul E. Schulz and Barbara P. Hoffmann (eds.), Financial Asset Pricing: Theory, Global Policy and Dynamics, 2012 (Co-author: R. Knuetter)
  22. “Implementation of technological breakthroughs at sector level and the technology-bias”, MPRA Paper No. 33352, September 2011 (Co-author: D. Stijepic)
  23. „A Structural Approach to Financial Stability: On the Beneficial Role of Regulatory Governance“ (mit B. Mohr), Diskussionsbeitrag der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft der FernUniversität in Hagen, Nr. 467, Mai 2011.
  24. "The Effects of Central Bank Communication on Financial Stability: A Systematization of the Empirical Evidence" Discussion Paper No. 463, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, January 2011 (Co-author: R. Knütter, B. Mohr)

  25. „Structural Change Patterns and Development: China in Comparison“ , Diskussionsbeitrag der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft der FernUniversität in Hagen, Nr. 477, January 2012.
  26. "Regulatory Governance and the Framework for Safeguarding Financial Stability", in: Tavidze, A. (eds.), Progress in Economics Research, Vol. 23, New York, 2011 (Co-author: B. Mohr)
  27. "The causes of the recent financial crisis and the role of central banks in avoiding the next one", in International Economics and Economic Policy, vol. 7, No. 1, 2010, pp. 63-82
  28. Vertrauensbildung durch Dialog - Im Fokus: Weltwirtschaftsgipfel, in: economag (Wissenschaftsmagazin für Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaftslehre), Nr. 9/2009 [ http://www.economag.de/magazin/2009/9/254+Vertrauensbildung+durch+Dialog ]
  29. „A New Keynesian Model with Endogenous Frictions“, Discussion Paper Series A No. 520, The Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, July 2009
  30. „Globalization and Asset Prices: Which Trade-Offs. Do Central Banks Face in Small Open Economies?“, Discussion Paper No. 433, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, December 2008 (Co-author: R. Knütter). [pdf]
  31. „International Policy Coordination and Simple Monetary Policy Rules“, Discussion Paper No. 434, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, October 2008 (Co-author: W. Berger).
  32. „Dynamic Effects of Offshoring“, Discussion Paper No. 427, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, May 2008 (Co-author: D. Stijepic)
  33. „Wirtschaftspolitische Entscheidungsfindung unter Modellunsicherheit“, in: Bortfeldt, A. et al. (eds.), Intelligente Entscheidungunterstützung: Aktuelle Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze, Gabler-Verlag, May 2008
  34. „Endogenous Uncertainty and Monetary Policy“, Discussion Paper No. 419, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, Sept. 2007 (Co-author: G. Giese)
  35. „Financial Instability and Monetary Risk Management Policy Options- Systemization and an Application“, in: A.N. Kandall (ed.): International Business and Financial Issues. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2007, S. 169-184
  36. „Graphical Analysis of the New Neoclassical Synthesis“, Discussion Paper No. 411, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, 2007 (Co-author: G. Giese)
  37. „Herausforderungen der Globalisierung für Entwicklungsländer: Unsicherheit und Risikomanagement“, Discussion Paper No. 410, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, 2007
  38. „Beyond Balanced Growth: Some Further Resultsv, Discussion Paper No. 409, Department of Economics, University of Hagen, 2007 (Co-Author: D. Stijepic)
  39. „Monetary Policy and Asset Prices: More Bad News for 'Benign Neglect' “, in International Finance, Vol. 10 No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-20 (Co-Authors: W. Berger, F. Kißmer)
  40. „Globalization, Financial Volatility, and Monetary Rsik Management“, Working Paper, Princeton University, February 2007
  41. „Information and Uncertainty in the Theory of Monetary Policy“, in: SUERF Studies, vol. 2007 (1), [ Societé Universitaire Européenne de Recherches Financières. The European Money and FInance Forum. Vienna], Vienna 2007
  42. „Fiscal Issues in the New EU-Member Countries - Lessons for Asian Economic and Monetary Cooperation?“, (in chinese translation) in: World Economic Papers, Issue 2, 2007
  43. “International Lessons for the Property Price Boom in South Africa“, in: South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 74, Issue 2, 2006(Co-authors: N. Funke and F. Kißmer)
  44. „International Policy Coordination and Simple Monetary Policy Rules“, IMF Working Paper WP/06/164, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., 2006 (Co-author: W. Berger)
  45. „Fiscal Issues in the New EU-Member Countries - Prospects and Challenges", in: SUERF Studies, vol. 2006 (1), Vienna 2006
  46. „ 'Human Capital': Determinante der Wirtschaftsentwicklung“, in: Das Personalvermögen, Vol. 2/06, 2006
  47. „Graphical Analysis of the New Neoclassical Synthesis“, (September 17, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=958382 (Co-author: G. Giese)
  48. „Information Asymmetries, Uncertainty, and Central Bank Communication“, Discussion Paper, Princeton University, September 2006

Some lectures recently given

  1. On "China in the Middle-Income Trap?" at International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., in 2018
  2. On "On the (non)sustainability of China´s Development Strategies - Are China´s Development Strategies Sustainable?" at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg, in 2017
  3. On "Structural Change and Develoment in China" at Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Hongkong, in 2016
  4. On "Develoment Economics" (different topics) in an invited lecture series at Xiamen University, China, in 2015
  5. On "Challenges to China´s Policy: Structural Change" at Harvard University, in 2014
  6. On "A Major Challenge to China’s Policy: Structural Change" at International Symposium on Chinas`s Macro-economy in Heidelberg, in 2014
  7. On "Lessons from the History of European Integration: What Can a New Entrant Expect, Convergence or Divergence?" at the 19th Dubrovnik Economic Conference, organized by the Central Bank of Croatia in Dubrovnik, in 2013
  8. On "European Monetary Union: Convergence and Divergence" at the AEA Annual Meeting in San Diego, in 2013
  9. On "Structural Change Patterns and Development: China in Comparison" at EEFS Conference in Istanbul, in 2012
  10. On "The Effects of Central Bank Communication on Financial Stability: A Systematization of the Empirical Evidence" at the third IEFS China Conference (International Economics and Financial Society) in Beijng, in 2011
  11. On "A Structural Approach to Financial Stability: On the Beneficial Role of Regulatory Governance" at European Economics and Financial Society in London, in 2011
  12. On "Central Bank Communication and Boom-Bust-Cycles" at the European Economic Association Conference in Glasgow, in 2010
  13. On "Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for EMU-Integration and Real Convergence in the EU" at the conference at Keio University in Tokyo (Japan)
  14. On "Are Uniform Rules an Appropriate Target? Lessons from the Financial Crisis" at the roundtable conference at Tilburg University
  15. On „A New Keynesian Model with Endogeneous Frictions“ at the Western Economic Association Conference in Vancouver (Canada)
  16. On „Globalization and Financial Stability" at the Pacific-Rim-Conference in Kyoto (Japan)
  17. On „Dynamic Effects of Offshoring", at the Western Economic Association Conference in Honolulu (Hawaii)
  18. On „Financial Instability and Monetary Risk Management“, at the Pacific-Rim Conference of the Western Economic Association, Beijing
  19. On „Central Banking under Uncertainty: The Role of Communication“, Key-lecture at INFER-Conference in London
  20. On „Lessons from European Monetary Integration for Asian monetary policy cooperation“, in Shanghai (at Fundan University)
  21. On „Asset price bubbles“, in Rio de Janeiro (Global Finance- Conference)
  22. On „Monetary policy and asset prices“, in New York (AEA- Conference)
  23. On „Monetary policy and asset prices“, in Vienna (EEA- Conference)
  24. On „EMU-enlargement“ at the Atlantic Economic Association Conferene in London
  25. On „Fiscal Issues in the New EU Member Countries“, at the Pacific Rim Conference in Hongkong

Current/recent research projects

  1. Structural Change Patterns and Development: China in Comparison
  2. Financial Crisis and the Role of Central Banks
  3. Euro Crisis and European Integration
  4. Balanced growth and structural change
  5. Economic analysis of offshoring
  6. Macroeconomic crisis management
  7. Asian Monetary Cooperation - prospects and challenges
  8. Fiscal issues in EU acceding countries: Prospects and challenges
  9. Challenges by globalization

Current book projects

  1. Globalisation and Asset Prices (for Routledge Publishing House)

Former Informations

  • From March to September 2010 I had a sabbatical (see research report)
  • From March to April 2009 I have been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Economic Research of the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo (Japan)
  • From May 2008 until January 2009 I have been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Research Department)
  • From Sept. 2006 until June 2007, I have been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University (Dept. of Economics)
  • From 2001 to 2003, I have been dean and, afterwards, until April 2005, vice-dean of the faculty of economics of the University of Hagen
  • From February to August 2004 I have been counselor and visiting scholar at the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department. During October 2003, I have spent 4 weeks as a Visiting Scholar at IMF Institute and IMF Research Department in Washington, D.C.
Sekretariat Makro | 09.01.2019
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