Moritz Schularick named president of Kiel Institute for the World Economy

The University of Kiel has appointed Moritz Schularick as president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

He joins Kiel as a professor of economics and is expected to become director of the institute on June 1.

Schularick is currently a professor of economics at Bonn University and Sciences Po in Paris, and is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Academia Europea. Previously, he has worked at institutions including New York University, the University of Cambridge, Freie Universität Berlin and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

His research has focused on financial markets and asset prices, issues in monetary macroeconomics and the causes of financial crises and economic inequality.

Schularick is the recipient of the 2022 Leibniz Prize, which is awarded by the German Research Foundation.

Commenting on his appointment, Kiel University President Simone Fulda said: “Moritz Schularick has written groundbreaking work on the causes and consequences of international financial crises, but he has also worked on economic inequality and populism as well as questions of monetary macroeconomics and U.S.-Chinese economic relations.”

Fulda added: “We are certain that he will be an outstanding addition to our university and will strengthen Kiel as an excellent location for economic research, teaching, and knowledge transfer in the long term.”

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy at Kiel focuses on researching globalization issues. It has about 170 staff, including 100 academics, and its budget for calendar year 2022 was €15.5 million ($16.2 million).