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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Wagner

Helmut Wagner

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Curriculum Vitae

Studies:

  • Economics, sociology and mathematics at University of Regensburg (1970 - 1977)

Academic degrees:

  • Diplom-Volkswirt (1974)
  • Diplom-Soziologe (1975)
  • Dr. rer. pol., Univ. Regensburg (1976)
  • Habilitation, RWTH Aachen (1981)

Previous positions:

  • Assistant Lecturer, Univ. Regensburg (1977)
  • Assistant Professor, RWTH Aachen (1978 - 1982)
  • Chair and Professor of Economics, (HWP) University of Hamburg (1982 - 1995)
  • Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration (1994 - 1995)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley and Riverside (1982 - 1983)
  • Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass. (1987)
  • Visiting Scholar, Bank of Japan, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Tokyo (1988)
  • Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (1991 - 1992)
  • Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, AICGS, Washington, D.C. (1997)
  • Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Washington, D.C. (1997/2000/2003/2004)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Budapest, 1998
  • Visiting Fellow, NBER, Cambridge, Mass. (2000)
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (2000/2001)
  • Dean of the Department of Economics, University of Hagen, 2001-2003
  • Vice-Dean of the Department of Economics, University of Hagen, 2003-2005
  • Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Department of Economics, 2006-2007
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Institute of Economic Research, 2009
  • Research Associate, EU-Studies Institute (EUSI), Tokyo, 2010 - 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Harvard University, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, Xiamen University, China 2015
  • Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, Asia and Pacific Department, Washington D.C. 2015, 2016
  • Visiting Scholar, BIS Residential Office for Asia and the Pacific, Hong Kong 2016

Present position:

  • Chair and Professor of Economics, University of Hagen (Since 1995)
  • President, Center for East-Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS), (since 2016)
  • Director at the Hagen Institute for Management Studies (Macromanagement) (Since 2000)
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow at AICGS, Johns-Hopkins University, USA (Since 1998)

Present Research Topics:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Development and transition economics
  • East-Asia Macroeconomic Studies
  • European Integration

Selected Publications on East-Asia-related Macroeconomic Studies:

For more information about East-Asia Macroeconomics, have a look at our new research center: CEAMeS / publications

1. On "Implications of Structural Change, Middle-Income-Trap and ,Rebalancing' in China":

  • "China in the Middle Income Trap?" (Co-author: Linda Glawe), SSRN Paper No. 2830439, August 2016, forthcoming ADB / working paper, Tokyo, 2017.
  • "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 )
  • "The Middle-Income Trap - Definitions, Theories and Countries Concerned: A Literature Survey", Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 58, pp. 507-538 (2016), (Co-author: Linda Glawe)
  • “Structural Change and Mid-Income Trap – Under which conditions can China succeed in moving towards higher income status?” European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 12(4), 2015.
  • “Challenges to China's Policy: Structural Change", in: Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 55, 2013, pp. 721-736.
  • “Effects of Structural Change on Economic Growth and Shock Absorption Capability in China”, unpublished Working Paper, 2015. (Präsentiert im Rahmen der “14th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS)”, Brüssel, Belgien, 11.– 14. Juni 2015.)

2. On "The Relevance of Improving Governance Structures for China – Lessons from other countries”:

  • “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.

  • “The impact of European integration on institutional development” Schönfelder / Wagner, MPRA Paper No. 63392, 2015.

  • “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), pp. 7-26.

  • “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.

3. On “Creating and fighting asset price booms”:

  • "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.

  • "Monetary Policy and Asset Prices: More Bad News for 'Benign Neglect' ", in International Finance, Vol. 10 No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-20.

4. On "Asian Crisis":

  • "Emerging-Market-Crises - Well-known Models and New Explanations", ("Emerging Market-Krisen: Bekannte Modelle und neue Ansätze") in: List Forum für Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik, vol.27(2), 2001, pp. 178-193.

  • "Globalization, Financial Stability and Monetary Policy", in: Empirica, vol. 31, no. 2-3, 2004.

  • "Interdependent Expectations and the Spread of Currency Crises", in: IMF Staff Papers, vol. 52, no. 1, 2005, pp. 41-54.

5. On “Stability Policy in Japan”:

  • "Alternatives of Disinflation and Stability Policy. Costs, Efficiency and Implementability: A Comparison between Japan and West Germany", in: Bank of Japan. Monetary and Economic Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 1989, pp. 41 – 98.

6. On „Transition Countries In General”:

  • "Central Banking in Transition Countries", in: Eastern European Economics, vol. 38, no. 4, 2000, pp. 6-53.

  • "Controlling Inflation in Transition Economies: On the relevance of central bank independence and the right nominal anchor", in: Atlantic Economic Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, 2000, pp. 60-70.

  • "Central Bank Independence and the Lessons for Transition Economies from Developed and Developing Countries", in: Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 41, no. 4, 1999, pp. 1-22.

  • "La banca central en los países en transición", in: CEMLA Boletín, vol. XLV, 1999, no. 2, pp. 49-75.

  • "Central Banking in Transition Countries", IMF Working Paper WP/98/126, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., 1998.

  • "Transformation Process and the J-Curve Problem", in: International Journal of Social Economics', vol. 23, no. 10/11, 1996, pp. 73 – 87.

  • "Wachstum und Entwicklung. Theorie der Entwicklungspolitik.", Munich and Vienna: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2nd ed., 1997.

  • "Reconstruction of the Financial System in East Germany: Description and Comparison with Eastern Europe", in: Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 17, 1993, pp. 1001 – 1019

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