Klaus Wälde has been working on economic theory, business cycles and international trade since the beginning of his PhD studies in 1992. He has published in leading international journals, such as Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Journal or International Economic Review. Recent work focuses on labour markets and their reforms (especially the Hartz Reforms in Germany) and on 'Emotional Economics'. He also contributed chapters to a textbook and taught Applied Intertemporal Optimization, an advanced textbook at the PhD level, at various universities.
He was invited for talks and research visits to many European countries, to North America and Asia. He is a member of CESifo (www.cesifo.de) and IZA and an Extra-mural Fellow of the Department of Economics of the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. He also serves as liaison lecturer (Vertrauensdozent) of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. He is associate editor of the Journal of Economics.
His life took various dramatic turns with the birth of his first daughter, the birth of his second daugther and with his wife resuming full time work. Ever since he has been wondering about work-life balance. He considers 'compassion' and 'self-knowledge' as most central to his Weltanschauung.
|current||Professor of Economics, Mainz, Germany|
|2009 - 2014||Gutenberg Research Council - Research Professor of Economics, Mainz, Germany|
|2007 to 2009||Professor of Economics, Glasgow, Scotland UK|
|2004 to 2007||Professor of Economics, Würzburg, Germany|
|2003 to 2004||Economic Adviser, European Commission (DG ECFIN), Brussels, Belgium|
|2000 to 2003||Professor of Economics, Dresden, Germany|
|1998 to 1999||Economist, World Bank, Washington DC, USA|
|1996 to 2000||Assistant Professor, Dortmund, Germany|
|1994 to 1996||Post-doc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|1999||Habilitation, Dortmund, Germany|
|1994||PhD in Economics, Kiel, Germany|
|1991||Diploma Industrial Engeneering (Wirtschaftsingenieur), Karlsruhe, Germany|
|1991||Exams in Economics, Bordeaux, France|
|1966||born in Nürnberg, Germany|