Our Research Fellows are associated members of and work in close cooperation with the institute. They are actively involved in the academic activities of the institute. Research Fellows are appointed by the directorate for the duration of three years.

Konrad Lammers

Dr. sc. pol.

Research Fellow, Fmr. Research Director

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Professional Education: Studies and graduation in economics at the University of Kiel
Professional career:
  • 1970-1974: Studies and graduation in economics at the University of Kiel
  • 1975-1995: Research Fellow, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW); lastly Head of Research Group “Empirical Regional Research”
  • 1995-1998: Head, Research Department “Regional Theory and Regional Policy” at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)
  • 1999-2006: Head, Research Department “European Integration” at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)
  • 2007-2018: Research Director of the Institute for European Integration, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • Since 2018: Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration
Areas of research:
  • Economics of European integration
  • Architecture of the European Monetary Union
  • Theory and policy of cohesion
  • Regional economics and regional policy
  • Economic growth and integration in Northern Germany and the Baltic Sea area
Courses at the Europa-Kolleg:
  • Internal Market and European Monetary Union
  • Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy – Economic Aspects

 

PATRICK LEYENS

Jun.-Prof. Dr. iur., LL.M. (London)

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2015: habilitation procedure, University of Hamburg
  • 2006: Dr. iur., University of Hamburg (Otto-Han-Medal, Kurt-Hartwig-Siemers-Award, DAI-Award)
  • 2006: second state law examination, Hans. OLG Hamburg
  • 2000: LL.M. International Business Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • 1999: first state law examination, OLG Köln
Professional Career:
  • since 2016: professor at the Humboldt University Berlin
  • since 2014: professor at the chair of Empirical Legal Studies, School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2013-2014: DFG-Fellow, habilitation project
  • 2010-2018: co-applicant and participating professor, DFG graduate college on the economics of the internationalization of law, University of Hamburg
  • 2009-2012: director, Erasmus Mundus European Doctorate in Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2007-2013: Jun.-Prof. for civil law and economic analysis of law, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2001-2007: Assistant with focus on English Law (until 2006) and consultant for U.S.-American Law (2007), Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law, Hamburg
Field of Research:
  • German and European commercial and business law, corporate and capital market law, particularly corporate governance
  • economic analysis of law
  • comparative law

 

REINER MARTIN

Dr. rer. pol.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 1997: PhD in Economics (summa cum laude) at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
  • 1993: Master in International Economics at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  • 1992: Master in International Politics at University of Bristol, UK
Professional Career:
  • since 2011: European Central Bank (ECB): Deputy Head of the Macro-Financial Linkages Division, Head of the ECB financial sector teams for Cyprus, Slovenia and Spain
  • 2004-2008 and 2010-2011: European Central Bank (ECB): Head of the Convergence and Structural Analysis Section
  • 2008-2010: Austrian National Bank, Advisor in Foreign Research Division
  • 1999-2003: European Central Bank (ECB): Economist / Principal Economist in EU Countries Division
  • 1998-1999: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Economist in the Department for European industrial policy
  • 1997-1998: Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Field of research:
  • European monetary policy
  • EU enlargement policy

Olaf Muthorst

Prof. Dr. iur.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2009: doctorate in law (dr. iur.) at the faculty of law, University of Hamburg
  • 2009: second state legal examination
  • 2007-2009: legal clerkship at Hanseatische Oberlandesgericht in Hamburg and Speyer
  • 2004: first state legal examination at Hanseatischen Oberlandesgericht
  • 2000-2004: law studies at the faculty of law, University of Hamburg
Professional Career:
  • 2017 Professor of civil law, procedural and insolvency law at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2009-2017: junior professor of civil law with civil procedure law at the University of Hamburg
  • since 2009: habilitant of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork
  • 2001-2007: student assisant and research assistant (since 2005) for Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork
Field of Research:
  • civil law
  • civil procedure law
  • bankruptcy law
  • legal theory, especially methodology of law

 

DIETMAR NICKEL

Dr iur.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • PhD in Law, University of Hamburg
  • Studies of Law at the Universities of Hamburg and Lausanne
Professional Career:
  • since 2011: Fellow at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • 2011-2012: Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
  • 1978-2010: Employee at the General Secretariat of the European Parliament, lastly Director General for the European Union`s external policies
  • 1976-1978: Assistant Professor at the European University Institute in Florence
Field of Research:
  • European Integration
  • Development Policy
Lectures at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg: Constitutional Politics of the EU

 

Carsten Nowak

Prof. Dr. iur.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2008: Habilitation (venia legendi) Public Law, European Law and International Law; University of Hamburg
  • 1997: Doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.) at the University of Hamburg
  • 1996-1998: legal clerkship
  • 1987-1993: Studies of Law at the University of Hamburg
Professional Career:
  • since 2010: Director of the Frankfurt Institute for the Law of the European Union (fireu)
  • since 2009: University professor at the faculty of law, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) – Chair for Public Law, especially European Law
  • 4/2009: University professor at the University of Siegen
  • 2005-2008: Interim Professor at the University of Hamburg, at the University of Rostock and at the Technical University Dresden
  • 1999-2004: Research Asisstant at the faculty of law, University of Hamburg and coordinator of the post-graduate programme Master of European Studies at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • 1993-1996: Research Assistant at the Institute for Integration Research at the University of Hamburg and at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Field of Research:
  • European Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law

Kerstin von der Decken

Prof. Dr. iur.

Research Fellow

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 Education:
  • 2004: Habilitation at the University of Trier and venia legendi for public law, international law and European law
  • 1998: second state law examination in Brandenburg
  • 1997: PhD in Law at the University of Trier
  • 1994: first state law examination in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • 1991: Certificat d’Études Politiques (CEP) des Institut d’Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence
  • 1988-1993:  law  and political science studies in Bonn, Aix-en-Provence and Trier
 Professional Career:
  • Since 2016: Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
  • Since 2011: Professor for public law with a focus on international law, European law und constitutional law as well as director of the Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel
  • 2004-2011: Professor for international and European law, foreign public law and comparatice public law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2001-2004: DFG-project management for young academics at the University of Trier
  • 2000-2001: research assistant at the University of Trier
  • 1998-2000: development and coordination of the interdisciplinary postgraduate-programme „European Studies“ in Berlin
  • 1996-1998: trainee lawyer in Cottbus
  • 1994-1996: research assistant at the University of Trier
 Field of Research:
  • international law (especially legal basis, international environment, culture and security law, human rights law and peaceful dispute settlement)
  • European law (especially European external relations and security)
  • constitutional law

Dietrich Westphal

Dr. iur., M.Jur. (Oxford)

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • Law studies in Bayreuth, Geneva and Munich, State Examination in Law in Bavaria
  • Master at Oxford University (Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law – MJur)
  • Doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Di Fabio, RiBVerfG a. D. and Prof. Dr. Peter M. Huber, RiBVerfG and former Minister
Professional Career:
  • Senior Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy)
  • Ministerial Administration of the Federal Government: Commissioner of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in the department of Homeland;
    previously worked in the departements of Civil Service, Migration/Integration/Late-Resettlers, Sports and at the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

 

JOACHIM ZWEYNERT

Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2006: Habilitation at the Department for Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2001: Promotion Dr. rer. pol., University of Hamburg
  • 1996: Diploma in Economics, University of Hamburg
Professional Career:
  • since Juli 2013: Professorship for International Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2012 – 2013: Deputy Professorship for International Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2011 – 2012: Deputy Professorship for Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2010 – 2011: Deputy Professorship for Economics at University of Hamburg
  • 2007 – 2011: Scientific head of the branch office of HWWI in Thüringen, Erfurt
  • 2004–2007: Research assistant at HWWA/HWWI, department European Integration
  • since Oktober 2002: lecturer at the Department for Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 1999 – 2004: Research assistant at the Institute for Economic Systems and History of Economic Theory at the University of Hamburg
  • 1997 – 1999: Research stay in St. Petersburg, Russia
Field of Research:
  • International Political Economy
  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic Area Studies with focus on Central and Eastern Europe
  • History of Economic Thought

Anne van Aaken

Prof. Dr. iur. et. lic. rer. pol.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • Habilitation in Law
  • PhD in Law
  • First and Second State Examination (Bavaria and Berlin)
  • Bachelor in Communication Science
  • Master in Economics
Professional Career:
  • Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, European Law and Public International Law at the University of Hamburg
  • Chair of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, European Law and Public International Law at the University of St. Gallen
  • Tenure Track Professor at the University of St. Gallen
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Max Plack Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  • Research Assistant at the Humboldt University Berlin
Research fields:
  • Law and Economics
  • Behavioral/Experimental Economics
  • International Law
  • (International) Legal Theory

 

Andreas Busen

Dr. phil.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2016: PhD (Dr. Phil) in Political Science (University of Hamburg)
  • 2002-2008: Political Science studies (minor in Media and Communications) at University of Augsburg and Oxford University
Professional Career:
  • Since 2009: research and teaching assistant at the University of Hamburg (in Political Science, research area “Europe and Modernity” (Prof. Dr. Olaf Asbach))
  • 2011/12: research stay at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (host: Prof. Dr. David Miller)
  • 2008/09: research stay at Goethe-University Frankfurt (host: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst)
Research fields:
  • Solidarity
  • Republican Political Thought
  • Methods and Approaches in Political Theory and the History of Ideas
  • Critical Perspectives on Justice and Democracy

 

Jens Südekum

Prof. Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • PhD Economics 2003 (Goettingen)
  • Diploma Economics 2000 (Goettingen and UCLA)
Professional Career:
  • 04/2014 –
    Professor of Economics (W3), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
    Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
  • 10/2007 – 03/2014         Professor of Economics (W3), University of Duisburg-Essen
    Mercator School of Management
  • 10/2006 – 03/2007
    Visiting Associate Professor (W2), Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 10/2003 – 09/2007         Assistant Professor of Economics (W1), University of Konstanz
  • 08/2003 – 10/2003
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg
Research fields:
  • International trade
  • Regional economics
  • Labour economics