Experts of the YES! 2015

Our Experts of the YES! 2015 support the students of the Young Economic Summit.

Committed researchers from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy support the students in the development of creative solutions and help them to fully comprehend complex economic situations.

Employees of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics teach students the basics of scientific work and important methodological skills.

Sarah Bartels works as a librarian at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in the fields Customer Services and Integrated Acquisition & Cataloguing. She studied Media and Informations Services at the State- und University Library Bremen, and Library and Information Management (Bachelor) at the Hamburg Universityt of Applied Sciences. Her focus is on Customer Services, Research Guides, Guided Tours of the ZBW, and Education Services.

Mrs. Bartels supports the YES! Teams by mastering information  and media literary.

Christine Bertram works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the research area The Environment and Natural Resources. She earned her PhD at the University of Kiel where she also studied International Economics. Her research interests are in the field of Environmental Economics, particularly resource economics and the economic valuation of environmental goods and services.

Dr. Bertram supports the Teams of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster and the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf working on the topic Dealing with the Challenges of Urban Development.

Jens Boysen-Hogrefe is deputy head of the forecasting center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He is member of the Working Party on Tax Revenue Forecasting maintained by the Federal Ministry of Finance. His major research topics are macroeconomic forecasting and public finance in Germany and the euro area.

Dr. Boysen-Hogrefe supports the Team of the Max-Planck-Schule Kiel working on the topic The Design of Fiscal Consolidation Plans.

Almuth Gillam works as a librarian in the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in the field of Customer Services. She got a diploma from  the College of Librarianship and worked afterwards several years in South Africa. In the ZBW she assists users with the search for information via phone, email, chat or personal contact. Mrs. Gillam organizes tours of the ZBW and offers information literacy training. Furthermore she informs customers about the various offers the ZBW has to help users. In addition Mrs. Gillam supports her colleagues wehn researching complex bibliographic queries.

Mrs. Gillam supports the YES! Teams by mastering information  and media literary.

Robert Gold is Economist in the Knowledge Creation and Growth Research Area of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His research focusses on innovation economics, macroeconomic influences on microeconomic processes, and the political economy of global integration. He has published in renowned adademic journals, e.g. on institutional effects on entrepreneurship or on ICT effects on political economy outcomes. Moreover, he has contributed to applied economic studies, e.g. on the influences of cultural diversity on regional development, on possibilities to support innovative start-ups, and on regional innovation networks.

Only with the Internet has the world become truly global. But while New Media help to equalize the supply of information woldwide, new inequalities emerge in the access to new media and the ability to use them

Christiane Krieger-Boden is an experienced researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She collaborated in numerous expert reports for German federal and state ministries, for the European Commission and the IMF. Her research interest focuses on the effects of European integration and globalization, on the economics of borders and trade barriers, and on compensating policies. Her publications in books, national and international journals deal inter alias with regional and sectoral adjustment processes in the European Union, chances and risks of the monetary union for European countries and regions, review and appraisal of national and European structural policies and welfare systems.

Mrs. Krieger-Boden supports the Teams of the Hermann-Tast-Schule Husum and the Hebbelschule Kiel working on the topic Equality and Growth in Europe: From Antagonism to Symbiosis.

Nicole Krüger works as a librarian in the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in the field of information transfer. She studied Library and Information Management (diploma) at the Universtiy of Hannover. In the ZBW she leads the online reference guide EconDesk Research, is an editor of the online tutorial LOTSE Economics and published on the right way to search for information in the web, books and journals. As part of the scholarship “Librarian in Residence” she attended lectures on the subject of information literacy for one moth in New York.

Mrs. Krüger supports the YES! Teams by mastering information  and media literary.

Matthias Luecke is a senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and an adjunct professor in the faculty of economics and social sciences, Kiel University. He was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2000 to 2003. Matthias Luecke studied economics at the universities of London (LSE), Cologne (Diplom-Volkwirt – M.Sc. equivalent, 1985), and Gießen (Dr. rer. pol. – Ph.D. equivalent, 1992). His research and teaching focus on international labor migration, international trade policy, and the economics of European integration. Matthias Lücke has acted as a consultant for national governments and international organizations, including the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration.

Years ago, we thought of international trade and capital flows when we talked about globalization. Today, the internet has made information much more easily available across borders and many more people leave their homes in search for better lives abroad. I am very pleased that two YES! working groups will look into how the resulting challenges can be resolved for the benefit of everyone involved – in migrants’ home countries as well as their destination countries.