Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Supranational Economic Integration

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1124
E: hansherr(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 244
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • 1980: Diploma in Economics
  • 1981: Diploma in Business and Economics Pedagogy
  • 1986: Doctorate at the Faculty of Economics at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1991: Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Dr. habil.) at the Faculty of Economics at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1981: Research assistant at the Institute of Economic Policy at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1986: Research assistant / project leader at the Social Science Research Center Berlin
  • 1991: Private lecturer in Economic Theory and Policy at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1994: Professor at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (formerly FHW Berlin)
  • Other positions as university teacher: Academic Board in the course of study “Macroeconomic Policy Studies”

Key Aspects of practise

  • Conduct of research projects (financed by, amongst others, the VW foundation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Hans Böckler Foundation, and the European Union) on the problems of transition from planned to market economies, on the limitations and scope of fiscal policy and the development of the international currency system
  • Regular lectures and consultancy work together with foundation, Inwent (Capacity Building International, Germany) – formerly known as the German Foundation for International Development – particularly in Central Asia and China.
  • Expert reports for, amongst others, the GTZ (a German state-owned enterprise for international technical cooperation and development) and the Green parliamentary party in the Bundestag.
  • Regular lectures for the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, above all in China

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • South West University of Economics and Finance, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China
  • Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, People’s Republic of China
  • Zhougnan University of Finance and Economics, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
  • Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • University of Economics und Finance, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

External relations

  • Institute for Economic Research, Halle
  • Regional Central Bank, Berlin and Brandenburg
  • Central banks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
  • Research institutes in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan
  • People’s Bank of China

Expert for

  • Development of the international monetary system
  • European monetary integration
  • Transformation processes from planned to market economies
  • Asia

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Lectures and seminars on macroeconomics, currency relations and economic policy in the foundation studies and main studies of the courses, “Economics” and “International Business Administration (IBU)”, on the “MBA European and Asia” courses and on the course “Macroeconomic Policy Studies”.

Research Projects and Fields

  • Globalisation and investment activity
  • Transformation in China

Planned projects

  • Investigation of the banking system, the restructuring of state enterprises and monetary policy in the People’s Republic of China

Selected, current Publications

  • Michael Heine, Hansjörg Herr, Volkswirtschaftslehre. Paradigmenorientierte Einführung in die Mikro und Makroökonomie, 3. grundlegend überarbeitete Auflage, München 2003
  • Hansjörg Herr, Weltmarkt und Unterentwicklung. In: B. Mahnkopf (Hrsg.), Management der Globalisierung. Akteure, Strukturen und Perspektiven, Berlin 2003
  • Hansjörg Herr, Kurt Hübner, Währung und Unsicherheit in der globalen Ökonomie. Eine geldwirtschaftliche Theorie der Globalisierung, Berlin 2005
  • Michael Heine, Hansjörg Herr, Die Europäische Zentralbank. Eine kritische Einführung in die Strategie und Politik der EZB, Marburg, zweite Auflage 2006
  • Michael Heine, Hansjörg Herr, Cornelia Kaiser: Wirtschaftspolitische Regime westlicher Industrieländer – theoretische Analyse und Fallstudien über Japan, Großbritannien, die USA und Deutschland, Baden-Baden 2006
  • Hansjörg Herr, Das internationale Finanzsystem im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Online Akademie der Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung 2006
  • Hansjörg Herr, Milka Kazandzisky, Wages and Regional Coherence in the European Monetary Union, in: E. Hein, J. Priewe, A. Truger (eds.), European Integration in Crisis, Marburg 2007
  • Trevor Evans, Michael Heine, Hansjörg Herr, Elements of a Monetary Theory of Production, in: E. Hein, A. Truger (eds.), Money, Distribution and Economic Policy. Alternatives to Orthodox Macroeconomics, Cheltenham 2007
  • Hansjörg Herr, Capital Controls and Economic Development in China, in: Arestis, P., De Paula, L.F., Financial Liberalisation and Economic Performance in Emerging Countries, Basingstoke, New York 2008
  • Hansjörg Herr, Jan Priewe, The Macroeconomics of Development and Poverty Reduction, second ed. Baden-Baden 2008 (das Buch erschien im Jahre 2006 in chinesischer Sprache im Publishing House der Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu/ VR China)