Prof. Dr. Andreas Freytag

Chair Holder

Chair Holder

Andreas Freytag, Univ.-Prof. Dr
University Professor
Andreas Freytag
Room 5.15
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Freytag

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  • Since 2018   Senior Research Fellow at DAFM King's Business School London
  • Since 2016   CESifo Fellow
  • Since 2014   Direktor at Tutwa Germany
  • Since 2014   Senior Fellow at Renmin University, Beijing
  • Since 2011   Honorarprofessor at Stellenbosch University
  • Since 2010   Senior Research Associate at South African Institute of International Relations (SAIIA)
  • Since 2006   Senior Fellow at European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels
  • Since 2005   Ombudsmann at Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
  • Since 2003   Visiting Professor at Tallinn University of Technology 
  • Since 2003   Professor for Economic Policy at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Here you can find a full CV of Prof. Dr. Freytag [pdf, 72 kb] de

Work Experience

  • Oct./Nov. 2009: Visiting Researcher at IMF Institute, Africa Division
  • Sep. 2002 - Sep. 2003: Free Lance Researcher; Studies for OECD, Otto-Wolff-Institute, private companies
  • May 2002 - Aug. 2002: Visiting Researcher at Bank of Estonia
  • March 1995 - April 2002: Managing Director at Institute for Economic Policy; University of Cologne
  • Oct. 1997 - March 1998: Visiting Scholar at Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge
  • Sep. 1990 - Feb. 1995: Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Juergen B. Donges, University of Cologne
  • Since 1993: Part-time lecturer at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and other institutions
  • Jan. 1984 - June 1984: Bank clerk, Volksbank Burgdorf eG




Here you will find a complete list of Prof. Freytag's publications. (in English)

Books since 2010:

  • Securing the Global Economy: The G8 and Global Governance, (ed. with J. Kirton, R. Sally and P. Savona), Aldershot et al.: Ashgate, 2011.

  • Entrepreneurship and Culture, (ed. with R. Thurik), Heidelberg et al.: Springer, 2010.

Articles since 2010:

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Murdering Journalists as an Enforcement Mechanism of Corrupt Deals (with Chr. Björnskov), Public Choice, 2016, Vol. 167, pp 221-243.

  • Deliberate recovery: The connection between policy, politics and the economic recovery from the international financial crisis (with du Plessis, S. and W. Boshoff), Taiwan Journal of Democracy, 2015, Vol. 11, pp. 17-36.

  • Minimum Participation Rules with Heterogenous Countries (with L. Wangler and H.-P. Weikard), Environmental Resource Economics, 2015, Vol. 62, pp. 711-727.

  • Freiheit als Preis des Sozialen in der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 2014, Vol. 61, No. 3-4, pp. 457-465.

  • Current Account Adjustment in Africa (with S. du Plessis), Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 2014, pp. 19-38.

  • The Credibility of Monetary Policy Announcements: Empirical Evidence for OECD Countries since the 1960s (with A. Belke, J. Keil and F. Schneider), International Review of Economics and Finance, 2014, pp. 217-227.

  • Finanzpolitik in Europa zwischen Subsidiarität und Vergemeinschaftung: Eine ordnungsökonomische Analyse (with Chr. Fahrholz), ORDO, 2014, Vol. 65, pp. 97-114.

  • Commodity Prices and Exchange Rate Volatility: Lessons from South Africa's Capital Account Liberalization (with R. Arezki, E. Dumitrescu and M. Quintyn) IMF Working Paper 12/168, Emerging Market Review, 2014, Vol. 19, pp. 96-105.

  • Check-in, Departure and Arrival Times: Air Cargo in Southern Africa? (with B. Dettmer and P. Draper), Journal of Economic Integration, 2014, Vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 95-138

  • Market Power Consolidation and M&A Success: A Study of US-American and German Utility Takeovers (with R. Fraunhoffer and D. Schiereck), International Journal of Economics, 2014, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 29-45

  • Is Regulation by Milestones Efficiency Enhancing? An Experimental Study of Environmental Conservation (with W. Güth, H. Koppel and L. Wangler), European Journal Political Economy, 2014, Vol. 33, pp. 71-84.
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  • Institutions and Savings in Developing and Emerging Economies (with S. Voll), Public Choice, 2013, pp. 475-509.

  • Strategic Trade Policy as Response to Climate Change? The Political Economy of Climate Policy (with L. Wangler), Global Journal of Human Social Sciences, 2013, Vol. 13 No. 4-B.

  • Wettbewerbspolitischer Handlungsbedarf bei der Verknüpfung von zweiseitigen Märkten im Internet: Der Fall Google, (with S. von Engelhardt and V. Köllmann), Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 2013, pp. 311-332.

  • Geographic Allocation of OSS Contributions: The Role of Institutions and Culture (with S. v. Engelhardt), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, pp. 90-110.

  • Determinants of FDI Inflows into the Baltic Countries: Empirical Evidence from a Gravity Model (with S. Raudonen), Journal of Business and Economics, 2013, pp. 180-194.

  • IBSA: Fading out or Forging a Common Vision?, (with S. Al Doyaili and P. Draper) South African Journal of International Affairs, 2013, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 297-309.

  • Can Nature Promote Development? The Role of Sustainable Tourism for Economic Growth, (with Chr. Vietze), in Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2013, pp. 16-44.

  • Why Should Sub-Saharan Africa Care about the Doha Development Round? (with P. Draper and S. Al Doyaili) Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 7, 2013-19. .

  • Volunteering, Subjective Well-Being and Public Policy (with M. Binder), Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 34, pp. 97-119, 2013.

  • On the Geographic Allocation of Open Source Software Activities (with S. von Engelhardt and Chr. Schultze), International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, Vol 4, No. 2, 2013, pp.25-39.

  • Was ist ein politischer Ökonom? - Zum Beitrag von Hans Willgerodt zur Theorie der Wirtschaftspolitik, ORDO, 2012, Vol. 63, pp. 9-17.

  • Has Assistance from USAID been Successful in Promoting and Sustaining Democracy? Evidence from the Transition Economies of Eastern Europe and Eurasia (with J. Heckelman), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2012, pp 636-657.

  • What Drives Biodiversity? An Empirical Assessment of the Relation between Biodiversity and the Economy (with Chr. Vietze and W. Völkl), International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics, 2012, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp.1-16.

  • A Way to Solve the European Balance of Payments Crisis? Take a Chance on Market Solutions! (with Chr. Fahrholz), CESIfo Forum (Special issue), 2012, pp. 77-81.

  • Whither the TARGET2-System? Taking a Glance at the Real Economic Facets of the Euro Area Debt Crisis (with Chr. Fahrholz), Applied Economics Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2011, pp.15-25.

  • The Origins of Terrorism - Cross-Country Estimates on Socio-Economic Determinants of Terrorism (with J. Krüger, D. Meierrieks and F. Schneider), European Journal of Political Economy 2011, pp. S5-S16.

  • Global Financial Crisis, Protectionism and Current Account Deficit: South Africa on the Brink? (with P. Draper and S. Voll), World Economics, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2011, pp. 129-152.

  • The Dynamics of Structural Change - The European Union´s Trade with China (with B. Dettmer, F. Erixon and P.-O. Legault-Tremblay), The Chinese Economy, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2011, pp. 42-74.

  • A Letter Reminding the Profession of its True Tasks, Comment on a Letter to Her Majesty the Queen by British Economists, Homo Oeconomicus, 2011, pp. 347-349.