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Irwin Collier, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics

Lansstraße 7 - 9, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 170 7383666
Emailirwin.collier@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irwin Collier

Areas of Expertise

  • Global economy
  • Economic policy of the United States
  • Fiscal policy of the United States
  • Health care policy of the United States
  • Financial crisis
  • American monetary policy
  • International economic policy
  • Elections in the United States / politics
  • Universities in North America


Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 599 36
Emailelena.meyer-clement@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy


Dr. Julia Püschel
Professor of Economics

School of Business & Economics
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics

Lansstraße 5, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 629 41
Emailj.pueschel@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics of foreign trade
  • Economics of the labor market
  • Economic inequalities
  • History of ideas in economics


Dr. Barbara Riedmüller
Professor of Social Policy

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Social Policy and Comparative Studies

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 33084 693166
Emailb.riedmueller@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Barbara Riedmüller

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparison of European welfare states
  • Labor market
  • Social policy
  • Development of social security
  • Pension reform
  • Gender inequality in the social and labor market
  • Diversity
  • Poverty


Dr. Ronnie Schöb
Professor of Economics

School of Business and Economics
Public Finance and Social Policy

Boltzmannstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 51240
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 51244
Emailronnie.schoeb@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ronnie Schöb

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimum wage
  • Labor market reforms
  • Unemployment
  • Low-wage sector
  • Research on happiness
  • Research on life satisfaction


Dr. Viktor Steiner
Professor of Economics

Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Economic Policy - Chair of Empirical Public Economics

Boltzmannstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 543 71
Mobile+49 176 609 64903
Emailviktor.steiner@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Viktor Steiner

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial and social policy
  • Labor market and education policy
  • Empirical research in economics



Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 73191
Emailboris.vormann@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Boris Vormann

Please note

Mr. Vormann may be reached via the Office of News and Public Affairs (phone number listed above).

Areas of Expertise

  • Current political debates in the U.S.
  • U.S. domestic policy, especially urban and social policy
  • Economic and political inequalities in the United States
  • Foreign and security policy of the United States
  • American national identity
  • Presidential elections in the United States


Dr. Bodo Zeuner
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Labor Relations

Ihnestraße 26, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 785 61 53
Emailzeunerbo@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Bodo Zeuner

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial relations
  • Unions
  • Union policy
  • Labor relations
  • Collective conflicts
  • Political policy
  • Political adult education
  • Works council system in Germany
  • Impact of globalization on the international orientation of trade unions