Horst Siebert

    Horst SiebertHorst Siebert is a noted advisor, professor and author on the subject of economic policy and international economics. For 12 years, he has been a member of the German Council of Economic Advisers and has written extensively on Germany’s and Europe’s economic policy issues, especially on the labor market and the social security systems.  His groundbreaking book, “World Economics,” first published in 1999, reprinted in 2000, with a second edition published in 2002, offered a new global perspective on international economic structures and processes.

    He is Jelle Zijlstra Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Wassenaar and holds the AGIP Chair in International Economics at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna for the 2004 - 2005 academic year. He has held faculty appointments at Texas A&M University, University of Muenster, from 1969 to 1984, University of Manheim, where he also served as Chair of the department of economics, and at the University of Konstanz.  Mr. Siebert has been a Visiting Professor at several universities around the world including: NYU, University of California, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Australian National University, European University Institute and the Conservatoire National des Arts et des Métiers in Paris.

    Mr. Siebert is on the advisory board of several international economic associations, including the Foundation for Advanced Information and Research (FAIR), Japan, the European Academy of Science and Art. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Economics.  From 1989 to 2003 he served as President of the Kiel Institute for World Economics.

    Mr. Siebert was a Fulbright Scholar at Wesleyan University, received an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cologne and his Ph.D. from the University of Münster, both in Germany. He holds an honorary doctorate from Universiteit Gent in Belgium.