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Prof. Dr. Wim Kösters

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Prof. Dr. Wim Kösters
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für VWT I
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum
Professor Dr. Wim Kösters, born on 26 November 1942 in Greven, Germany. From 1963 to 1968 studied economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. From 1968 to 1969 stipendium at the Florida State University and Harvard University. From 1969 to 1982 assistant to Prof. Dr. Hans K. Schneider in Münster and Cologne. Dissertation in 1972 at the University in Münster. Habilitation in 1982 at the Universität in Cologne. From 1982 to 1991 Professor of macroeconomics at the University of Münster. Since 1991 professorship in theoretical economics I (Jean Monnet professorship) at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Memberships: Council for Economic and Social Policy − Verein für Socialpolitik, Working Group International Economic Relations and Working Council German Domestic Market of the List Association, Working Group Economic Policy and Development, Working Group Europe Policy and Science of the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels Initiative, Latin America Centre of the University of Münster (corresponding), Presidium of the Working Group European Integration, European Community Studies Association/USA.

Research focus: monetary theory and monetary policy, macro-economics and stabilisation policy, labour market theory and policy, integration theory and policy with a special emphasis on monetary integration, international trade policy.

e-mail: wim.koesters@ruhr-uni-bochum.de.