Jens Hӧlscher

University of Bournemouth, UK

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Bournemouth, UK

Research interest

Global markets, development, labor, transition economics, emerging markets

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Peer Review College at the Economics and Social Research Council

Past positions

Visiting Research Professor, University of Halle, Germany (2012–2016); Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Italy (2007–2015)


PhD Economics, Free University Berlin, Germany, 1993

Selected publications

  • "The impact of productive and non-productive government expenditure on economic growth: An empirical analysis in high-income versus low- to middle-income economies." Empirical Economics (2018) (with T. T. Chu and D. McCarthy).

  • "The forward-discount puzzle in central and eastern Europe." Comparative Economic Studies 59:4 (2017): 472–497 (with R. Hayward).

  • The Effects of Brexit on the EU, the UK and Dorset—A Migrant's Account. BAFES Working Papers, 2017; pp. 1–11.

  • "Regulations, market power and stability in the banking sector of transition countries." LIMES Plus: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (2016): 77–94 (with K. Djalilov).

  • "Twenty-five years of German unity—A success story?" Wirtschaftsdienst 95:6 (2015): 375–394 (with J. Ragnitz, G. Heimpold, R. Land, and K. Schroeder).