Prof. Dr. Rainer Hillebrand

International Economics
Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Building 30, Room 219
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda
+49 661 9640-275
+49 661 9640-252
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CV

Academic career

  • 2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Module 1, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2003: Doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Potsdam, Germany, on: “Rational environmental policy and economic globalisation: an analysis of select environmental policy approaches” (original title of the doctoral thesis: “Rationale Umweltpolitik und Globalisierung der Wirtschaftsbeziehungen: eine Analyse ausgewählter Umweltpolitikansätze“)
  • 1994-1998: Studies in economics (doctoral level), University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 1989-1994: Studies in economics (bachelor and master level), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany (majors in international economics; regional and transport economics)

Professional career

  • 2016: Visiting Professor (Fall Semester, lecturing), Economics Department, State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland, USA
  • 2015: Guest Scholar (3 months, research), School of Business, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • 2014-2017: Vice Dean, Department of Business, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Since 07/2011: Professor for International Economics, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2008-2011: DAAD Lecturer in Political Economy und Deputy Director, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 1999-2008: various positions with the business association The Economic Council (German: Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland), Berlin, Germany and, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994-1999: Research Associate at the Chair of Economic Policy and International Economics, University of Potsdam, Germany

Teaching Areas

  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Environmental Policy

Areas of Research

  • International economic policy, international organisations and globalisation
  • Economic aspects of European Integration
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Institutional economics
  • Political economy of Germany and the UK

 

Publications

  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2020), IMF and World Bank, in: Larres, Klaus and Wittlinger, Ruth (eds.), Understanding Global Politics: Actors and Themes in International Affairs, Chapter 13, London: Routledge, 201-217.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2019), Germany and the New Global Order: The Country’s Power Resources Reassessed, E-International Relations, published on 22 September 2019, https://www.e-ir.info/2019/09/22/germany-and-the-new-global-order-the-countrys-power-resources-reassessed/
  • Hillebrand, Rainer/Schminke, Lutz H. (2019), Wirtschaft International, Praxis Politik, 3/2019, 4-8.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2018), The Road Ahead for Angela Merkel, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist, Vol. 6, Issue 5, May-June 2018, S. 46-48.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2017), IMF and World Bank: Institutional Set-up, Criticisms and Challenges, Discussion Papers in Business and Economics, No. 21, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2015), Germany and its Eurozone Crisis Policy: the Impact of the Country’s Ordoliberal Heritage, German Politics and Society, Issue 114, 33:1/2 (Spring/Summer 2015), 6-24.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2015), Climate Protection Policy: Ecological Modernisation, Industrial Competitiveness, and Europeanization, in: Colvin, Sarah (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture, Chapter 23, London: Routledge, 373-388.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2014), Germany and the eurozone crisis: evidence for the country's "normalisation"?, Discussion Papers in Business and Economics, No. 10, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2013), Climate protection, energy security and Germany’s policy of ecological modernisation‘, Environmental Policy, 22:4, 664-682.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer/Paterson, William E. (2009), Wie geht es den Briten in der Finanzkrise?, Orientierungen zur Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik, 121 (3/2009), 26-32.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer/Paterson, William E. (2008), Deutsche Wirtschaftspolitik im Spiegel britischer Befindlichkeit, Orientierungen zur Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik, 117 (3/2008), 29-35.
  • Henke, Hans Jochen/Hillebrand, Rainer/Steltmann, Silke (2005), Müssen öffentliche Unternehmen anders gesteuert werden als private Unternehmen?, in: Ruter, Rudolf X./Sahr, Karin/Graf Waldersee, Georg (eds.), Public Corporate Governance: Ein Kodex für öffentliche Unternehmen, Wiesbaden: Gabler, 27-36.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (2004), Rationale Umweltpolitik und Globalisierung der Wirtschaftsbeziehungen – eine Analyse ausgewählter Umweltpolitikansätze, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer/Welfens, Paul J.J. (2001), Environmental Problems in the Single EU Market: Developments, Theory and New Policy Options, in: Welfens, Paul J.J. (ed.), Internationalisation of the Economy and Environmental Policy Options, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (1999), Comment on Material Intensity of Transportation and Implications for Sustainable Development, in: Welfens, Paul J.J. (ed.), Towards Competition in Network Industries: Telecommunications, Energy and Transportation in Europe and Russia, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer/Welfens, Paul J.J. (1998), Globalisierung der Wirtschaft: Wirtschaftspolitische Konsequenzen des internationalen Standortwettbewerbs, in: Cassel, Dieter (ed.), 50 Jahre Soziale Marktwirtschaft: Ordnungstheoretische Grundlagen, Realisierungsprobleme und Zukunftsperspektiven einer wirtschaftspolitischen Konzeption, Stuttgart: Lucius und Lucius. Reprint in Russian language: POLITEKONOM, Vol 3-4/1997: 35-56.
  • Welfens, Paul J.J. with the help of Hillebrand, Rainer (1997), Growth, Innovation and Full Employment: Challenges for a New Environmental Policy’, Report prepared for and published in extracts in European Parliament, Directorate-General for Research (ed.), Research and Development (R&D) and Employment, Working Document, W-25 External Study, Luxembourg.
  • Hillebrand, Rainer (1995), Umweltpolitik in föderalen Systemen: eine kritische Analyse der EU-Umweltpolitik, Discussion Paper 10, European Institute for International Economics, Potsdam, Germany

Lectures / Conference Papers

  • 05/2019: “Economic Challenges for the EU and Germany in Times of Globalisation and De-Globalisation”, University of Split, Croatia, 16 May 2019
  • 05/2019: “The Future of the Eurozone – Revisiting Optimum Currency Area Theory”, University of Split, Croatia, 15 May 2019
  • 04/2019: “Sustainability and Rent-seeking: A Public Choice Analysis of Germany’s Climate Protection Policy”, Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2019 “(Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World”, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 15-17 April 2019
  • 03/2016: “Germany and its Eurozone Crisis Policy: The Impact of the Country’s Ordoliberal Heritage", Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 9 March 2016
  • 03/2016: “Main challenges to Germany’s economy as a result of the Russian trade embargo”, Seminar "Main Challenges in the Baltic States and German Economies in the Context of Russian Trade Embargo and Greek Crisis", University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 9. March 2016
  • 07/2014: “Aktuelle Fragen der Weltwirtschaft: Globalisierung, Welthandel und Euro-Krise aus deutsch-russischer Perspektive”, Summer University, Sergiev Posad, Russia, 22-31. July 2014
  • 05/2014: “25 Years after the Fall of the Wall: Achievements and Shortcomings of Economic Transformation in East Germany”, 40th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP), London, UK, 27.28 May 2014
  • 12/2012: “The Role of Principles in German Economic Policy-Making: The Case of the Germany’s Eurozone Crisis Policies”, Final Project Conference of the Project “Zeitgeist: What does it mean to be German in the 21st century?”, University of Birmingham, UK, 7-9 December 2012
  • 09/2012: “Germany and the Eurozone Crisis: the Impact of the Social Market Economy Model”, Annual Workshop, German Politics Specialists Group, Political Studies Association (PSA), Düsseldorf, Germany, 20-21 September 2012
  • 02/2012: Discussant at the seminar “What kind of Economic and Monetary Union? German Visions and Politics in the Course of the Euro Crisis”, University of Birmingham, UK, 24 February 2012
  • 09/2011: “Germany’s European Policy and the Euro Crisis: Signs of Normalization?”, 35th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Louisville, USA, 23-26 September 2011
  • 05/2011: “Climate Protection, Energy security, and the Role of Competitiveness in Germany”, 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP), London, UK, 16-17 May 2011
  • 11/2010: “Challenges in tackling energy security and climate change – Germany and EU”, International Seminar, Environmental Politics Research Group, University of Birmingham, UK, 10 November 2010
  • 11/2010: “Twenty Years after Unification: Economic Achievements and Shortcomings”, International Seminar, Zeitgeist-Project, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham, UK, 5 November 2010
  • 07/2010: “A Comparative View of East German Development: Was West German Assistance an Asset?”, VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, 26-31 July 2010
  • 01/2010: “Effects of the credit crunch: Germany and the UK in comparison”, ERI Cross College Seminar “Europe and the Financial Crisis”, University of Birmingham, UK, 27 January 2010
  • 10/2009: “’Blossoming Landscapes’ in East Germany? Two Decades of Economic Promotion Policies“, 33rd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington D.C., USA, 8-11 October 2009
  • 05/2009: “Renewable Energy Policy in Germany: Efficient Climate Protection versus Industrial Policy Aims”, 35th Annual Conference of the International Association of the Studies of German Politics (IASGP), Aston University, UK, 26-27 May 2009
  • 10/1998: “Environmental Problems in the Single EU Market: Developments, Theory and New Policy Options”, International Conference “Internationalization of the Economy and Environmental Policy Options”, University of Potsdam, Germany, 15-17 October 1998 (co-authored with P.J.J. Welfens)
  • 02/1997: “Globalisierung der Wirtschaft: Wirtschaftspolitische Konsequenzen des internationalen Standortwettbewerbs“, 30. Research Seminar “50 Jahre Soziale Marktwirtschaft“, Radein, Italy, 16-25 February 1997 (co-authored with P.J.J. Welfens)
  • 11/1996: “Material Intensity of Transportation and Implications for Sustainable Development – A Comment”, International Conference “Towards Competition in Network Industries: Telecommunications, Energy and Transportation in Europe and Russia”, University of Potsdam, Germany, 21-23 November 1996
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