Ansgar H. Belke
Research Fellow

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Belke Ansgar Belke is Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2012 he is (ad personam) Jean Monnet Professor. Moreover, he is member of the Adjunct Faculty Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) and visiting professor at the Europa-Institute at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, and the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Ansgar Belke was visiting researcher at the IMF in Washington/DC, CentER Tilburg, CEPS Brussels, IfW Kiel, DIW Berlin and OeNB Vienna. Furthermore, he was Research Director for International Macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, and now is Research Professor at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.

He is President of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS), member of the "Monetary Expert Panel" of the European Parliament, the Scientific Advisory Council of IAW Tübingen, the Councils of "Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration" (AEI), the "Institut für Europäische Politik" (IEP), the Executive Committee of the International Atalantic Economic Society (IAES) and the Scientific Committee of the International Network for Economic Research (INFER). He is also Research Fellow of IZA Bonn and CELSI (Bratislava), member of the professional central bank watchers group "ECB Observer", member of the Bureau of European Policy Analysis (BEPA) Visitors Programme of the European Commission, external consultant of DG ECFIN of the European Commission, external consultant of the European Union Committee of the House of Lords (UK) and he successfully conducted research projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministries of Finance, and of Labour and Social Affairs.

He serves as editor-in-chief of "Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital", "Konjunkturpolitik – Applied Economics Quarterly" and as co-editor of "International Journal of Financial Studies", "Empirica", "International Economics and Economic Policy", "Journal of Economic Studies", "Vierteljahreshefte für Wirtschaftsforschung", "Aestimatio – The International IEB Journal of Finance", "E-conomics" (Kiel Institute of the World Economy), as editor of the book series "Financial and Monetary Policy Studies", Springer, and as co-editor of the book series "Quantitative Ökonomie", Eul Verlag.

He published widely in international refereed journals and other outlets, has regular appearances in the printed press and in national and international TV broadcasts. He spoke as keynote lecturer at a wide array of conferences, among them in 2010 the "Jeddah Economic Forum", Jeddah/Saudi-Arabia, the "Global Economic Forum", Istanbul/Turkey, and the international conference "Policies for Growth and Financial Stability beyond the Crisis – The Scope for Global Cooperation", Mumbai/India, in 2012 the "Asan Plenum" and "The Economist Bellwether Series Conference", both in Seoul/South Korea, in 2014 the "Greek Government Roundtable" in Athens/Greece and in 2014 as Plenary Speaker the ECOMOD Conference in Bali/Bank of Indonesia.

His main areas of interest are in the fields of international macroeconomics, monetary economics, European integration and applied econometrics.

Handelsblatt-Ranking Volkswirtschaftslehre 2015
Aktuelle Forschungsleistung: ranked 11 out of 3600
Lebenswerk: ranked 60 out of 3600

Repec/Ideas Ranking February 2016:
Germany: ranked 25 out of 3698 (Top 1%)
Europe: ranked 118 out of 24168 (Top 1%)

Ansgar Belke joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10634  Ansgar H. Belke
Christian Dreger
Irina Dubova
On the Exposure of the BRIC Countries to Global Economic Shocks
8453  Timo Baas
Ansgar H. Belke
Labor Market Reforms and Current Account Imbalances: Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Policies in a Currency Union?
(published as: CEPS Working Document No. 399, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, September)
6775  Ansgar H. Belke
Lukas Vogel
Monetary Commitment and Structural Reforms: A Dynamic Panel Analysis for Transition Economies
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2014 [Online First])
6567  Ansgar H. Belke
Christian Dreger
Richard Ochmann
Do Wealthier Households Save More? The Impact of the Demographic Factor
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2015, 12, 163-173)
4483  Ansgar H. Belke
Ingo Bordon
Inna Melnykovska
Rainer Schweickert
Prospective NATO or EU Membership and Institutional Change in Transition Countries
(published in: Economics of Transition, 2011, 19 (4), 667-692)
3647  Ansgar H. Belke
Julia Spies
Enlarging the EMU to the East: What Effects on Trade?
(published in: Empirica, 2008, 35 (4), 369-389)
2547  Ansgar H. Belke
Daniel Gros
Instability of the Eurozone? On Monetary Policy, House Prices and Labor Market Reforms
(published in: in: Heise, Michael, Tilly, Richard, Welfens, Paul J.J. (eds.), Integration, Financial Markets and Innovations – 50 Years of EU Dynamics, 2007, 75-108.)
1798  Ansgar H. Belke
Bernhard Herz
Lukas Vogel
Structural Reforms and the Exchange Rate Regime: A Panel Analysis for the World versus OECD Countries
(published in: International Finance, 2006, 9 (3), 317-342)
1741  Ansgar H. Belke
Frank Baumgärtner
Friedrich Schneider
Ralph Setzer
The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach
(published in: Finanzarchiv, 2007, 63 (2), 211-243)
1447  Ansgar H. Belke
Andreas Schaal
Venture Capital Investment and Labor Market Performance: New Empirical Evidence for OECD Countries
(published in: Keuschnigg, Christian / Kanniainen, Vesa (eds.), Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, CESifo Seminar Series, MIT Press, Cambridge/MA, 2004, 97-126)
1439  Ansgar H. Belke
Jens M. Heine
Specialisation Patterns and the Synchronicity of Regional Employment Cycles in Europe
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2006, 3 (2), 91-104)
1126  Ansgar H. Belke
Matthias Göcke
Real Options Effects on Employment: Does Exchange Rate Uncertainty Matter for Aggregation?
(published in: German Economic Review, 2005, 6 (2), 185-203)
1039  Ansgar H. Belke
Matthias Göcke
Martin Hebler
Institutional Uncertainty and European Social Union: Impacts on Job Creation and Destruction in the CEECs
(published in: Journal of Policy Modeling, 2005, 27 (3), 345-354)
1038  Ansgar H. Belke
Ralph Setzer
Exchange Rate Volatility and Employment Growth: Empirical Evidence from the CEE Economies
(published in: Economic and Social Review, 2003, 34 (3), 267-292)
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
7 Holger Zemanek
Ansgar H. Belke
Gunther Schnabl
Current Account Imbalances and Structural Adjustment in the Euro Area: How to Rebalance Competitiveness
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2010, 7, 83–127)