Department of Economics

Handelsblatt ranking 2019: Holger Strulik highest placed economist with workplace in Germany

Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, is the highest ranked economist with workplace in Germany according to the current Handelsblatt economics ranking. He is ranked 4th overall, followed by Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. (Professor of Development Economics) and Prof. Dr. Helmut Herwartz (Professor of Econometrics) in 43rd and 62nd place respectively. As two years ago, Göttingen is ranked 6th in the ranking of the Economics faculties with the strongest research.


A special and extremely committed person


After his farewell lecture on 16 November 2019 in the Alfred-Hessel-Saal of the Paulinerkirche, more than 250 guests from all over the world honoured Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. with long-lasting applause. After greetings by Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice President for International Affairs at the University of Göttingen, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Andrea Cornia and Prof. Dr. Isabel Günther spoke. Afterwards Sean Gullette, Lukas and Nicolas Klasen as well as Albert Wenger and Luke Barr read the text of the farewell lecture.


Andreas Fuchs is new Professor of Development Economics


The Chair of Development Economics, headed by Prof. Fuchs, investigates issues relevant to development policy from a political-economic perspective. The research focuses on international trade, investment and development policy with a special focus on China and other emerging economies (BRICS). In addition, the professorship deals with the political economy of natural disasters, conflicts, migration and international organizations. The professorship works with statistical-econometric methods and georeferenced data.