Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling

achim.kemmerling@uni-erfurt.de

Director (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Contact

Willy Brandt School (Nordhäuser Straße 84) / room 0206

Office hours

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Visiting address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 84
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Contact

Willy Brandt School (Nordhäuser Straße 84) / room 0206

Office hours

Office hours take place on Webex.

Click here for an appointment.

Visiting address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 84
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling

Short Biography

Achim Kemmerling is the Gerhard Haniel Chair of Public Policy and International Development and currently the director of Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. Before coming to the Willy Brandt School, Achim Kemmerling worked as a Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest teaching courses on methodology, public policy and development.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and an M.A. in International Political Economy from Warwick University. He has published in academic journals of various disciplines (e.g. World Development, Journal of Common Market Studies, Socio-Economic Review) on a wide range of issues from taxation and fiscal policies, to social and labor market policies, and official development aid. He has worked as a consultant to the German parliament, the German Society for Technical Cooperation (former GTZ, now GIZ), the Open Society Foundation and the European Investment Bank. Currently, he works on the consequences of digitalization in middle-income countries and is writing on a book about human progress and the role of public policy.

Research

Interests

  • Social and Labour Market Policies
  • Taxation and Fiscal Federalism
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Development and Development Assistance

Projects

  • The Political Consequences of the Future of Work Details
  • The Instability of Policy Reforms Details
  • The Politics and Economics of Myanmar’s Multiple Transitions

Memberships

  • German Political Science Association (DVPW)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • ECPR Standing Group on Political Economy and Welfare State Politics

Publications (Selection)

Monographs

2009: Taxing Workers on Low Wages: The Political Origins and Economic Consequences of Taxing Low Wages, Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles

Online first: Do you feel like an insider? Job Security and Preferences for Flexibilisation across Europe, in Social Policy and Administration (with Anil Duman)

2019: How redistributive institutions affect pay inequality and heterogeneity among top managers, Socio-Economic Review (with Renira Angeles)

2019: Special Issue on New Labour Market Divides in Political Science Research Methods, with David Rueda and Silja Haeussermann
Introduction: How Labor Market Inequality Transforms Mass Politics (mit Häusermann und Rueda)
Dualization, stratification, liberalization, or what? An attempt to clarify the conceptual underpinnings of the dualization debate (mit Marius Busemeyer)

2019: Labor Divides, Informality,and Regulation: The Public Opinion on Labor Law in Latin America in Journal of Politics in Latin America 11/1: 23-48 (with Sarah Berens)

2019: Redistributive pensions in the developing world, Review of Development Economics 23/2, pp. 702-726 (mit Michael Neugart)

2017: Calibrating climate change policies: the causes and consequences of sustained under-reaction in Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy Special Issue 19/6, edited by Moshe Maor and Jale Tosun, with Michael Howlett, pp. 625-637.

2017: Left Without a Choice? Why Left Politicians Accept VAT as a Source of Revenue, Socio-Economic Review 15/4: 776-796. Received SER Annual Best Paper Award 2017.

2016: European Aid and Trade in African Public Opinion, with Thilo Bodenstein Development Policy Research 35/4, 567-586.

2016: What do you fear? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Latin America, International Migration Review 52/1, 236-272 with Covadonga Meseguer

2016: The End of Work or Work Without End?, Journal of Public Policy 36/1, pp. 109-138.

2015: A Paradox of Redistribution in International Aid? World Development 76, with Thilo Bodenstein, pp. 359-369.

2015: The Comparative Political Economy of Regional Transport Infrastructure Investment in Europe, Journal of Comparative Economics. (with Andreas Stephan) 43/1, pp. 227-239.

Editorship

Digitalization, Automatization and the Welfare State, with Marius Busemeyer, Paul Marx and Kees van Kersbergen.

2019: Special Issue on Labor Market Inequality and New Labour Market Divides in Political Science Research Methods (with David Rueda and Silja Haeussermann)

Board member of the Journal of International Relations and Development and Policy Sciences. (Links)

Courses taught

Summer Term 2021

  • Die Europameisterschaft 2020/2021 aus sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive
  • Policies for Fighting Poverty and Inequality
  • Research Colloquium

Fall Term 2020/21

  • Economic Modelling and Analysis
  • How to make aid policies smarter?
  • Public Administration and Finance  
  • Project Group: Best Practices in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Context of Digitalization and Informality

Summer Term 2020

  • Financial Management in the Public Sector
  • Policies for Fighting Poverty and Inequality  
  • Research Colloquium

Fall Term 2019/20

  • Economic Modeling
  • Project Group on the Future of Work
  • Do Aid Policies Work?

Summer Term 2019

  • Policies for Fighting Poverty and Inequality
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
  • Research Colloquium

Fall Term 2018/19

  • Economic Modelling and Analysis
  • Do Aid Policies Work?
  • Project Group Harmful Tax Practices and Tax Administration in Developing Countries in cooperation with WEED e.V. and the Tax Justice Network

Office Management

Kathrin Eisenhauer
Kathrin Eisenhauer
Secretary to the Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Willy Brandt School / room 0213