Online Master The European Union and Central Asia in the International System (EUCAIS)

Centre international de formation européenne

Institut für Europäische Politik

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Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke

Ansgar Belke (1965-2020) was Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2012 he was (ad personam) Jean Monnet Professor. Moreover, he was member of the Adjunct Faculty Ruhr Graduate School of Economics (RGS Econ) and visiting professor at the Europa-Institute at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, and the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Formerly, he had held Full Professorships for International Economics at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim and for Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics at the Main University of Vienna and was a member of the Adjunct Faculty Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT). He had received his PhD in 1995 for scientific work on the theory and empirics of political business cycles and finished his habilitation in 2000 at the Ruhr University of Bochum (supported by the German Research Foundation) with a venia legendi for Economics and Econometrics. He has been visiting researcher at the CentER Tilburg, CEPS Brussels, IfW Kiel, DIW Berlin and OeNB Vienna. Furthermore, he has been Research Director for International Macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin.

The Project "EU-Central Asia in the International System" (EUCAIS) is organised with significant funding from the VolkswagenFoundation and financially supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme JEAN MONNET of the European Commission.

The Volkswagen Foundation is an independent non-profit organization and has been funding research projects in all disciplines since 1962. Within the framework of changing funding initiatives, it gives specific impetus for the scientific community.

The Jean Monnet Programme in the Lifelong Learning Programme stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration at higher education institutions throughout the world. Since its inception, the Jean Monnet Programme has been built on the strict respect of the principle of academic autonomy and freedom.