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Portrait Jens SüdekumProfessor Jens Südekum

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics


Full Professor of Economics


Jens Südekum


Curriculum Vitae

Professional career and research topics

Jens Südekum is Professor of International Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. At the same time, he is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and the CESifo Institute in Munich. Along with this, Dr Südekum is Chairman of the Regional Economic Committee of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik, VfS) and Editor of the Journal of Regional Science. After completing his Abitur and his alternative to military service, Dr Südekum studied economics at the universities of Göttingen and Los Angeles (UCLA), gaining his doctorate in 2003 ("summa cum laude") at the Georg August University in Göttingen with a dissertation on regional economic disparities within the European Union. After that, Dr Südekum worked first for the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), then as a Junior Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Constance and as finally as Deputy Chair at the  Department of Economics of the University Mainz.
Among his main areas of interest in research are regional and international economic relationships, the effects of globalisation on local labour markets, regional migration, New Economic Geography and the organisation of multinational companies.
Jens Südekum has published the results of his research in various well-known journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the International Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics and the Journal of Economic Geography.