Dennis J. Snower is President of the Kiel Institute for World Economics (since 2004). He obtained his doctorate in Economics from Princeton University in 1975 for his dissertation on "Dynamic Forces of Advanced, Capitalist Economies." He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, a Lecturer at the University of London, and Full Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London (1989-2004). He has worked and taught at Columbia University, the University of Stockholm, the University of Jerusalem, the International Monetary Fund, the European University Institute, Dartmouth College, and elsewhere. Among others he received grants and awards from the Social Science Research Council, U.K., from the Nuffield Foundation, and from ESRC. Since 1993 he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In April 1998, he joined IZA as a research fellow and acted as IZA Program Director for the "Welfare State and Labor Market" until 2004.

Dennis Snower published in Journals such as the American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, European Economic Review, Oxford Economic Papers, and the Economic Journal. His current research interests include issues in Labor Economics such as wage bargaining, the natural rate of unemployment, employment policies, and the economics of imperfect information.