Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling

achim.kemmerling@uni-erfurt.de

Vice Director (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Contact

Lehrgebäude 4 / room E38

Office hours

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Visiting address

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

Lehrgebäude 4 / room E38

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. 63
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

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

Journal Articles

Fumagalli, M. & Kemmerling, A. (2022). Development aid and domestic regional inequality: the case of Myanmar. Eurasian Geography and Economics. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Duman, A., & Kemmerling, A. (2019). Do you feel like an insider? Job security and preferences for Flexibilization across Europe. Social Policy and Administration.

Angeles, R., & Kemmerling, A. (2019). How redistributive institutions affect pay inequality and heterogeneity among top managers. Socio-Economic Review.

Kemmerling, A., Häusermann, S., & Rueda, D. (2019). Special Issue on New Labour Market Divides. Political Science Research Methods. 
Introduction: Häusermann, S., Kemmerling, A., & Rueda, D. (2019). How Labor Market Inequality Transforms Mass Politics. Political Science Research and Methods, 8(2), 344-355.

Berens, S., & Kemmerling, A. (2019). Labor Divides, Informality,and Regulation: The Public Opinion on Labor Law in Latin America. Journal of Politics in Latin America, 11(1), 23-48.

Kemmerling, A., & Neugart, M. (2019). Redistributive pensions in the developing world. Review of Development Economics, 23(2), 702-726.

Howlett, M., & Kemmerling, A. (2017). Calibrating climate change policies: the causes and consequences of sustained under-reaction. Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy Special Issue, 19(6), 625-637.

Kemmerling, A. (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.

Bodenstein, T., & Kemmerling, A. (2016). European Aid and Trade in African Public Opinion. Development Policy Research, 35(4), 567-586.

Meseguer, C., & Kemmerling, A. (2016). What do you fear? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Latin America. International Migration Review, 52(1), 236-272.

Kemmerling, A. (2016). The End of Work or Work Without End? Journal of Public Policy, 36(1), 109-138.

Kemmerling, A., & Bodenstein, T. (2015). A Paradox of Redistribution in International Aid? World Development, 76, 359-369.

Kemmerling, A. & Stephan, A. (2015). The Comparative Political Economy of Regional Transport Infrastructure Investment in Europe. Journal of Comparative Economics, 43(1), 227-239.

Editorship

Busemeyer, M., Marx, P., Kemmerling, A. &  van Kersbergen K. (eds.) (2022). Digitalization and the Welfare State. Oxford University Press.

Kemmerling, A., Häusermann, S., & Rueda, D. (2019). Special Issue on New Labour Market Divides. Political Science Research Methods. 

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

Courses taught

Summer Term 2022

Summer Term 2022

  • Policies for Fighting Poverty and Inequality
  • How to Make Policies of Development and Humanitarian Aid Smarter?
  • Research Colloquium
  • EIPCC Colloquium

 

Fall Term 2021/22

  • Economic Policy Analysis and Modeling
  • Advanced Methods
  • Project Group: The Business Case for a Venture Capital University in Egypt

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

Secretary Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Lehrgebäude 1 / room 0029