Prof. Dr. Joachim Ahrens

Professor of Economics, specialising in International Economics

Professor Dr. Joachim Ahrens

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ahrens

Joachim Ahrens (born in 1963) studied economics and politics. After graduating as a Diplom-Volkswirt, he gained his doctorate and Habilitation (post-doctoral qualification for lecturing at a university) at the Economics Department of the University of Göttingen. Following research visits to Harvard University, the Hoover Institution/Stanford University and the University of California/ Berkeley as well as employment with the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Dr. Ahrens accepted the offer of a professorship at the European Business School International University. In March 2006, he then switched to a professorship in International Economics at PFH. Joachim Ahrens has extensive teaching experience in Germany and abroad as well as in the field of executive education.

Since March 2015, Prof. Ahrens has been Vice-President for Academic and International Affairs at PFH.

Work and research interests

  • European integration
  • System transformation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Economic development processes in Eastern Asia
  • Determinants of processes of economic catch-up in emerging countries
  • Institutions, good governance and economic development

Visions and objectives

•To understand determinants of an effective economic policy, and reasons why are some governments better able than others to create market-supporting governance structures

•To render the European integration process more flexible.

•To train future leaders who, as change agents in business and politics, transform the Social Market Economy into a workable system.

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