Prof. Dr. Jens Südekum

Jens Suedekum is Professor of International Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics at Heinrich-Heine-University. He is a specialist on global trade, digitalization and labour markets, and published widely in leading academic peer-reviewed journals. According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jens is among the most influential economists in the German-speaking world. His work has been covered in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Economist, ZEIT, BILD, etc. Moreover, he has been an advisor to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Commission, the German Federal Government, Bundesbank, and various political parties and public interest groups. Jens is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and editor of the Journal of Regional Science. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the EPAINOS Prize of the European Regional Science Association. He holds a PhD from Georg-August-University Göttingen and studied economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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