Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Bender

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Director em.

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 105, Room 2.29 44789 Bochum

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Phone: +49-(0)234 / 32-22269

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Fields of Research

  • International Trade , Growth and Development
  • Growth Potentials of Structural Change and Economic Reforms

Current Research Projects

External Debt: Impacts on Growth and Development under Sustainability and Debt Crisis

Recent Publications

  • Structural Change, Wage Formation and Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries, IEE Working Paper 194, Bochum 2012
  • Immiserizing Capital Flows to Developing Countries, IEE Working Paper201, Bochum 2014 (mit W. Löwenstein)
  • Auslandsverschuldung: Tragfähigkeit und Wachstum, forthcoming in: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium (WiSt) 2014 (with W. Löwenstein)


2008:   Emeritus Professor of Economics
1995 - 2007:   Member of the Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
1982:   Member of the Board of Directors of IEE
1981 - 2008:   Chair of International Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Ruhr-University Bochum
1976 - 1981:   Chair of International Economics, Department of Economics, University Essen
1976:   Associate Professor of Economics, University of Cologne
1974 - 1976:   Assistant Professor, University Mainz
1968 - 1974:   Research and Teaching Assistant, University Mainz