Prof. Schwödiauer

Professor Emeritus of Economics

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gerhard Schwödiauer

Faculty of Economics and Management
Gebäude 22, Universitätsplatz 2, , 39106 Magdeburg, G22E-215
Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

Professor Emeritus of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg (since 2010)

Academic Training

  • Vienna School of Business and Economics, 1961-1965, M. A. (Econ.)
  • University of Vienna, Faculty of Law and Economics, 1965-1970, Ph. D. in Econ. (Dr. rer. pol.)
  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, post-graduate studies in economics, 1966-1968

Past and Temporary Positions

  • Professor of Economics (Founding Chair), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, 1993-2010
  • Professor of Economics, University of Bielefeld, 1979-1992
  • Director, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1973-1979
  • Associate Director, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1971-1973
  • Research Associate in Economics, New York University, 1971
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Advances Studies, Vienna, 1968-1970
  • Chairman, Dept. of Economics and Management, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, October 1993-1996
  • Chairman, Dept. of Economics, University of Bielefeld, 1985-1986
  • Visiting professorships New York University (spring 1976, spring 1982, summer 1991/92/93), University of Siena (spring 1986), Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (September 1982, January 1989), Technical University of Vienna (spring 1984, fall 1985, spring 1993)
  • Managing Editor, International Journal of Game Theory, 1971-1979
  • Evaluation committee for collaborative research centers, German Science Foundation (DFG), 2000-2004
  • Evaluation committee, Max-Planck-Society, 2006-2009
  • Committees on Economic Theory, Population Economics (chairman 1997-2001), Macroeconomics (chairman 2006-2010) of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik)
  • Scientific Advisory Council, Institute of Economic Research Halle (IWH), since 2008


Theoretical and applied macroeconomics; in particular

  • game-theoretical modeling of national and international monetary and 
  • fiscal policy coordination, and macroeconomic models of transition economies

Prof. Schwödiauer´s scientific interest fields are widely diversified and obliged to a conception of unity of Economic and Management Sciences on a methological-individualistic fundament. His publications span over the fields game theory, general economic equilibrium theory, environmental economics, population economics and personal income distribution, and the strategically interaction of monetary and fiscal policy. In recent years he also engaged in problems of economic reforms within Eastern-European Transition Countries in detail. For Schwödiauer the history of economic theory not only as object of research but especially also within academic teaching is of particular concern.

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