Rüdiger Soltwedel

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Soltwedel is head of the Research Department of Regional Economics at the Kiel Institute of World Economics. He got his diploma at the University of Saarbrücken and his doctorate at the Kiel University. He worked as a Counselor for Structural Policy at the Economics and Statistics Department, OECD, Paris in the early 1990s. His current research interest, apart from labor market issues, focus on the spatial dimension of European integration and competition policy and regulation issues of the liberalization of network infrastructure industries. He was director of the research program (1992 – 1997) on "The Social Market Economy, Challenges and Conceptual Response" sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Among his more recent publications are "Employment Problems in West Germany - The Role of Institutions, Labor Law and Government Intervention?" in the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy (1988);

"Regulierungen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt der Bundesrepublik?" (together with staff of the Kiel Institute), a study commissioned by the German Deregulation Commission; Kieler Studien Nr. 233. Tübingen 1990.

"Social Engineering in Europe: A German Perspective". In: J.T. Addison, S.W. Siebert, Labor Markets in Europe. Issues in Harmonization and Regulation. The Dryden Press, Harcourt Brace 1996.

"Ordnung, Anreize und Moral: Ethik und wirtschaftliches Handeln in der modernen Gesellschaft" (together with F. Bickenbach), Kiel Discussion Papers 268. Kiel 1996 (and Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh).

"Dynamik der Märkte - Solidität des Sozialen: Leitlinien für eine Reform der Institutionen." Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel Discussion Papers 297/298. Kiel 1997 (and Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh).

"Reconstructing the Manufacturing Sector. The Experience of United Germany". In: Institute for Global Economics (Ed.), Policy Priorities for the Unified Korean Economy. Seoul 1998.

"Produktionssystem, Arbeitsorganisation und Anreizstrukturen: Der Paradigmenwechsel in der Unternehmensorganisation und seine Konsequenzen für die Arbeitsmarktverfassung" (together with F. Bickenbach) in: D. Cassel (Hrsg.), 50 Jahre Soziale Marktwirtschaft. Schriften zu Ordnungsfragen der Wirtschaft, Bd. 57. Stuttgart 1998.

"New Institutional Economics of Antitrust and Regulation" (together with F. Bickenbach and L. Kumkar) Kiel Working Papers 961, Kiel 1999.

"EMU Challenges European Labor Markets" (together with D. Dohse and Chr. Krieger-Boden). IMF Working Paper 99/131. International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C 1999.

He was an IZA Research Fellow from December 1999 until March 2006.