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Prof. Frank Westermann, Ph.D.

Tel. ++49 (0)541 969-3508


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Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

  • Professor of Economics, Chair of International Economic Policy,
    Osnabrück University (2005 -)
  • Director of the Institute of Empirical Economic Research,
    Osnabrück University (2005 -)

Previous Positions

  • Professor of Economics, Fixed term, Chair of Public Finance, University of Munich (2004/2005)
  • Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (equiv. Asst. Prof.), Center for Economic Studies, University of Munich (1998 - 2004)

Academic Qualifications

  • Habilitation and venia legendi in Economics, University of Munich (2004)
  • Ph.D. in International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz (1998)
  • M.Sc. in Applied Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz (1996)
  • Vordiplom in Business and Economics, Universität Hannover (1993)

Professional Activities

  • Research Affiliate, Global Research Unit, City University of Hong Kong (2015 -)
  • Research Group on Development Economics, German Economic Association (2011-)
  • Research Professor, ifo Institute, Munich (2005 - 2020)
  • CESifo Research Fellow (2001 -)

Editorial Services

  • Editorial Board, Journal of International Money and Finance (2013 -)
  • Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (2013 - 2021)
  • Advisory Council, Revista de Ciencias Económicas (2013 -)

Visiting Positions

  • UC San Diego, Rady School of Management, visiting researcher (Sep. 2022)
  • Bank of Finland, BOFIT, visiting fellow (Sep. 2018)
  • City University of Hong Kong, visiting professor (Winter 2013)
  • UC San Diego, IRPS, research fellow (Aug. 2009 - Jan. 2010)
  • Bank of Japan, IMES, visiting fellow (Febr./Mar. 2005 and Sep. 2006)
  • UCLA, Department of Economics, Visiting Assistant Professor (Winter 2002)


  • Habilitationspreis, Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der LMU, University of Munich
  • Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship, Teaching and Research Assistentships, UC Santa Cruz
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, UC Berkeley

Fields of Interest

  • International Economics, Economic Policy, Empirical Economics