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Europäisches Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen

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  • Global Climate Change Policy - forthcoming publication with Palgrave Macmillan
    The forthcoming new book from Paul Welfens - "Global Climate Change Policy - Analysis, Economic... [more]
  • Corona vaccination regulation: Vaccination schedule in Germany contradictory and flawed
    *Germany’s federal government once-in-a-century decision on vaccinations is partly contradictory. ... [more]
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    * Unmögliche Impfplanung der Politik * Spätzulassung Impfstoff von Biontech in EU ist unakzeptabel *... [more]
  • Invitation Zoom Digital Seminar: The International Economics of the Corona Shock
    The International Economics of the Corona Shock Zoom Digital Seminar Date: 8 July 2020 Time:... [more]
  • New discussion paper from Lucas Bretschger and Elise Grieg (ETH Zürich) and Paul Welfens and Tian Xiong (EIIW/University of Wuppertal)
    Bretschger, L.; Grieg, E.; Welfens, P.J.J.; Xiong, T.: Corona Fatality Development, Medical... [more]
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Information: For press and media purposes, please use this photo of Prof. Welfens.



Promotion: Die Zukunft des Euro

Prof. Welfens presented his book "Die Zukunft des Euro (The Future of the Euro)" at the Schwarzkopf-Foundation in Berlin. Read a short comment: HERE (in German)



New publication by Prof. Welfens: "Green ICT dynamics: key issues and findings for Germany"

The new publication by Prof. Welfens can be found: HERE



Prof. Welfens at the 8th ESDN Workshop

On November 22nd and 23rd, Prof. Welfens participated in the 8th ESDN Workshop. His contribution can be seen HERE (video)

Prof. Welfens elected president of the bdvb Institute. A press release can be found HERE



Paper on the Digital Economy 2012 by Prof. Welfens HERE


Workshop on Digital Project EU integration and Globalization. The slides which accompanied the presentation of Prof. Welfens can be viewed HERE



Prof. Welfens discussed the proposed Banking Union in the EU HERE



Prof. Welfens gave a lecture on "The Future of the Euro" at the Rhineland-Palatinate's Center for Political Education in Mainz. Slides  HERE


Comment by Prof. Welfens about the decision of the Constitutional Court for unlimited purchases of debt securities by the ECB HERE




Comment by Prof. Welfens about reality and responsibility in the Euro crisis HERE



An article by Prof. Welfens about the Euro crisis in  the "Morgenmagazin" HERE (The article is no longer available online)



Prof. Welfens on Twitter

Follow Prof. Welfens on Twitter:!/ProfPaulWelfens[more]


Opinion by Prof. Welfens on the European banking union HERE



Prof. Welfens' interview in the Wirtschaftsspiegel (German newspaper) about the European sovereign debt crisis HERE



New Publications by Prof. Welfens and Deniz Erdem

The newest special issue of Mineral Economics (Springer Publishing) contains the latest paper of Prof. Welfens and Dr. Lutz on Green ICT Dynamics and the paper of Deniz Erdem on FDI, innovation dynamics and energy efficiency.HERE



Comment on the Development in Greece

A comment by Prof. Welfens on the development in Greece and resulting consequences can be found HERE



Opinion on the launched book  "Energy revolution after Fukushima" on 07.06.2012 in Berlin  HERE



Prof. Welfens at Frontal21 HERE (The report ist no longer available online)


A comparison of the theories of Professor Welfens in his book "The Future of the Euro" and T. Sarrazin in his book "Europe does not need the Euro" HERE




Book presentation "The Future of the Euro" with  Minister Dr. Schwall-Düren in the NRW state , Berlin. Read about the book and the blog of Nicolai Verlag: HERE . As an article in the NGZ: HERE



New book by Prof. Welfens: "The future of the euro" HERE




New book by Prof. Welfens: "Clusters in Automotive and Information and Communication Technology"

The new book by Prof. Welfens can be found HERE



ICT and the automotive industry: "European integration and regional economic dynamics"

Written by Prof. Welfens in the new Uni-Output-Forschungsmagazin  focusing on Europe; further information can be found HERE. Output - 5/2011




Article by Prof. Welfens in "Die Zeit" (german newspaper) about Greece HERE (in german)




Press release: Ireland crisis HERE (in german)




Press release : "From the Transatlantic banking crisis to the euro-chaos? by Prof. Welfens HERE




Die Macht der Finanzmärkte: Wie die Politik ihre Chancen verspielt

Prof. Welfens interviewed on BR 2. Information about the program can be found HERE. The broadcast HERE. (The reports are no longer available online)




Press release: Bailout package for Greece by Prof. Welfens- Updated version  HERE (in german)




Press Release: Bailout package for Greece by Prof. Welfens HERE [more] (in german)




Press release:  Fakten zur Krise bei der IKB by Prof. Welfens HERE  (in german)




Press Release: "Switching to More Realistic Macroeconomics and Better Policies" (The Economist) HERE




Press release: "Kontra Biedenkopf" (Spiegel-Interview)  HERE  (in german)




Press release:  "Digitale Dividende sichern" HERE  (in german)



May 2009: IZA Policy Paper No. 2

Written by Prof. Welfens: "The Transatlantic Banking Crisis: Lessons and EU Reforms"  HERE



March 2009

Transatlantic Banking Crisis: Causes, effects and economic reform options of economic policy

Transatlantische Bankenkrise: Ursachen, ökonomische Effekte und Reformoptionen der Wirtschaftspolitik HERE




Interview  "Miserable geführte Banken, jämmerliche Aufsicht"  HERE  (in german)



November 2008

Paper: "The International Banking Crisis: Lessons and EU Reforms", presented at the Jean Monnet Conference/ECSA-World Conference 2008 "A Europe of Achievements in a Changing World", European Parliament, Brussels, 24-25th November 2008  HERE




Power Point presentation of the press conference on the transatlantic banking crisis at the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurter Hof, Salon 15   HERE  (in german)



September 2008

"Europe must protect its banks"  by Prof. Welfens in Handelsblatt, 18/09/2008

"Europa muss seine Banken schützen" - Der ökonomische Gastkommentar von Prof. Welfens im Handelsblatt vom 18.09.2008 HERE



April 2008

The book "Regional Integration in Europe: theoretical concepts, practical implementation and unsolved problems" edited by Prof. Paul JJ Welfens and Prof. Dieter Cassel (University of Duisburg / Essen) was published in the Chinese language.



March 2008

A new edition of  "International Economics and Economic Policy" was published:  Title and Editorial



December 2007

Presentation "ICT for the Future" by Prof. Welfens at the 2nd ICT Summit in Hanover (10.12.2007)  HERE



November 2007

Prof. Welfens was awarded the Silver medal for the International Kondratieff Prize. Information can be found in the following languages: Deutsch - English - Francais - Chinese Image of the Certificate 



September 2007

Click HERE to read a working paper on the unsolved problems of banking supervision by Prof. Welfens.




Interview with Prof. Dr. P.J.J. Welfens about the crisis in the U.S. housing market HERE  (in german) (The report is no longer available online)



October 2006

The future of the telecommunications market - Economic aspects of digital economy dynamics. A report commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation can be downloaded HERE