Public Talk by Dr. Andreas Freytag “Developing Countries in Global Value Chains”

Wednesday, 28th September at 5 p.m. in Kirby B02.  
Dr. Freytag is a Senior Fellow of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany and Honorary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is also Director of Tutwa, Germany (, a Senior Research Fellow at ECIPE, Brussels, and a Senior Research Associate at SAIIA, Johannesburg; he is associated to the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto.

Freytag obtained his diploma from the University of Kiel, his doctorate as well his Habilitation from the University of Cologne. Prior to his appointment in Jena, he worked at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, the University of Cologne, Cambridge University (as Visiting Scholar), and the Eesti Pank, Tallinn, Estonia. He has been consultant for the EU-Commission, the OECD, the IMF and various public and private clients.

Freytag was a member of the executive board of the European Public Choice Society from 2006 to 2009 and SAIIA’s Bradlow Fellow 2008. He has published a number of books and articles in first-class peer-reviewed journals on economic policy, international trade policy, development economics and international policy coordination. He contributes to blogs and has a weekly column on wiwo-online, a German magazine.