In memoriam Ansgar Belke

It is so sad to learn about the sudden and unexpected death of GLO Fellow Ansgar Belke (*March 28, 1965; + July 22, 2020), Professor of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is sadly mourned by his many friends including the GLO community. We remember a great scientist and productive colleague.

Ansgar Belke obtained his BA and MA in Economics in Münster, Paris, and Kiel, and a PhD in Economics and Habilitation in Economics and Econometrics from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

He has been since 2008 a Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has been (ad personam) Jean Monnet Professor since 2012. Before, he was Full Professor of Economics, in particular Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, and Economic Policy, at the University of Vienna (2000-2001); C4 Professor of Economics, in particular Foreign Trade, at the University of Hohenheim (2001-2007); Head of the Eastern European Centre at the University of Hohenheim (2001-2007); and Head of the Centre for European Integration Research at the University of Hohenheim (2001-2007).

Ansgar Belke has been an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels; and a Visiting Researcher at the IMF in Washington, DC, CentER Tilburg, CEPS Brussels, IfW Kiel, DIW Berlin, and OeNB Vienna. Furthermore, he has been Research Director for International Macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He served as a member of the “Monetary Expert Panel” of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014 and has again been appointed for the legislative period of the European Parliament 2020 to 2024.

He has published widely in international refereed journals and other outlets, and had regular appearances in the print media and in national and international television broadcasts.

His main research interests were in the fields of international macroeconomics, monetary economics, European integration, and applied econometrics.

As external DIW Research Director for International Macroeconomics, Ansgar Belke supported Klaus F. Zimmermann during his time as President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in the reforms of the institute.

Ansgar Belke was a GLO Fellow from the beginning and has contributed substantially, e.g. by publishing his research in the GLO Discussion Paper series.

For his academic achievements, Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe, had elected Ansgar Belke in July 2020 as a member, which is considered to be a huge honor and a sign of great respect.

GLO Discussion Papers of Ansgar Belke

GLO DP No. 380: The Yen Exchange Rate and the Hollowing Out of the Japanese Industry Download PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Volz, Ulrich

GLO DP No. 377: Interest Rate Hysteresis in Macroeconomic Investment under Uncertainty Download PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Göcke, Matthias

GLO DP No. 374: Interest Rate Bands of Inaction and Play-Hysteresis in Domestic Investment – Evidence for the Euro Area Download PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Frenzel Baudisch, Coletta & Göcke, Matthias

GLO DP No. 269: Trade and capital flows: Substitutes or complements? An empirical investigationDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Domnick, Clemens

GLO DP No. 182: Equilibrium Real Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation, and the Financial Cycle: Empirical Evidence for Euro-Area Member CountriesDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Klose, Jens

GLO DP No. 160: Oil price shocks, monetary policy and current account imbalances within a currency unionDownload PDF
by Baas, Timo & Belke, Ansgar

GLO DP No. 41: Bond Yield Spillovers from Major Advanced Economies to Emerging AsiaDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Dubova, Irina & Volz, Ulrich

GLO DP No. 38: Business Cycle Synchronization in the EMU: Core vs. PeripheryDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Domnick, Clemens & Gros, Daniel

GLO DP No. 37: On the exposure of the BRIC countries to global economic shocksDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Dreger, Christian & Dubova, Irina

GLO DP No. 35: International Effects of Euro Area versus US Policy Uncertainty: A FAVAR ApproachDownload PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Osowski, Thomas


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