Joerg Bibow

Joerg Bibow

Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Skidmore College, USA.

Research interests: monetary economics, international finance, central banking, financial markets and institutions, European integration, trade and development, history of economic thought.


  • 2004 - Habilitation, University of Hamburg, Germany. 
  • 1993-1996 - M. Phil./Ph.D., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • 1992 - Diplom-Volkswirt, University of Hamburg, Germany. 
  • 1991 B.Com Honors, University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa. 

Academic appointments: 

  • 2006-present - Skidmore College, Associate Professor of Economics, tenured. 
  • 2004-2006 - Assistant Professor of Economics, Franklin College, Switzerland. 
  • 2000-2001 - Visiting Research Fellow, Levy Economics Institute of Bard, College. 
  • 1996-2004 - Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Hamburg. 
  • 1995-1996 - University of Cambridge, Temporary Lecturer in Monetary Economics. 

Some publications: 

  • Europes quest for monetary stability: Central banking gone astray, International Journal of Political Economy, 2006. 
  • Euroland and the World Economy Global Player or Global Drag? Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York (with A. Terzi), 2007. 
  • Keynes on Monetary Policy, Finance and Uncertainty: Liquidity Preference Theory and the Global Financial Crisis, Routledge, London and New York, 2009. 
  • The American-German Divide: Macro Policy and International Co-operation, New America Foundation, 2009. 
  • On the origin and rise of central bank independence in West Germany, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2009. 
  • Insuring against private capital flows Is it worth the premium? What are the alternatives? International Journal of Political Economy, 2009.
  • Global imbalances, the U.S. dollar, and how the crisis at the core of global finance spread to emerging economies, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 2010. 
  • Of unsustainable processes and the U.S. dollar, in Contributions to Stock-Flow Modeling: Essays in Honor of Wynne Godley (eds. D.B. Papadimitriou and G. Zezza), Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2011. 
  • How to sustain the Chinese economic miracle? The risk of unraveling the global rebalancing, The Chinese Economy, 2012. 
  • The case for capital account management in emerging market economies: The experience of the BRICs, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 2012. 
  • The Euroland crisis and Germanys euro trilemma, International Review of Applied Economics, 2012. 
  • At the crossroads: The euro and its central bank guardian (and savior?), Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2013. 
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