№ 122/2011 from May 04, 2011
The German Bundesbank Visiting Chair in International Monetary Policy at the School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, has been awarded to two scholars this semester, the economist Prof. Berthold Herrendorf Ph.D. from Arizona State University, and the economist Prof. Andrew Rose Ph.D. from the University of California in Berkeley. Berthold Herrendorf will give his inaugural lecture on May 5, 2011, and Andrew Rose will present his on June 14, 2011.
Berthold Herrendorf works in the field of macroeconomics with a focus on economic growth, development, and labor productivity. His inaugural lecture is entitled “Why is Agriculture so Unproductive in the United States?”
Andrew Rose’s research focuses on the issue of international trade patterns, contagion in currency crises, exchange rules, exchange rate regimes, and banking and currency crises in developing countries. His inaugural lecture on June 14, 2011, will deal with the topic “The Financial Crisis of 2008–9: Could it Have Been Predicted?”
The German Bundesbank Visiting Chair at Freie Universität Berlin was set up in 1987 by a foundation of the German Bundesbank. According to the statutes of the foundation, it is awarded to an international, renowned scholar in the fields of monetary theory and policy, currrency theory and policy, and international finance for one or more semesters. The courses they teach are integrated into the courses taught in the curriculum of the School of Business and Economics in the fields of economic policy, economic theory, or one of the examination subjects of other professors of the economics department.