Maik Wolters takes up professorship at Kiel University

Macroeconomist Maik Wolters has joined Kiel University as a professor.

He moves to the institution from the University of Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany, where he was professor of monetary economics and international financial markets.

Prior to that he was a professor of macroeconomics at the University of Jena in Thuringia, Germany, and before that was an assistant professor of macroeconomics at the University of Kiel.

Wolters’ research has focused on global financial cycles and topics including the measurement of growth and the long-term impact of recessions on labor markets.

Commenting on his appointment on Twitter, Wolters said: “I am happy to announce that I am as of today [April 1] Professor of Macroeconomics @Kieluni. After 6 wonderful years @UniKena and @UniWueWiwi I am returning to Kiel, where I started my career as AP in 2012. Looking forward to working with my great colleagues at @unikiel and @kielinstitute.

It follows that of Moritz Schularick, who was last month named as the incoming president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He is expected to start in that role on June 1.