Bournemouth University, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Bournemouth University, UK
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
Visiting Research Professor, University of Halle, Germany (2012–2016); Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Italy (2007–2015)
PhD Economics, Free University Berlin, Germany, 1993
"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).
Does accession to the EU affect firms’ productivity?
State capture and uneven infrastructure development due to foreign direct investment can outweigh productivity gainsJens HӧlscherPeter Howard-Jones, March 2019Firms in the new EU member states of Eastern Europe are more productive than those in other transition economies, but with a diminishing advantage. The least productive firms benefit the most from membership, although the situation is reversed in the case of foreign-owned firms. Foreign direct investment fails to promote knowledge and technology spillovers beyond the receiving firms. The dominance of multinational enterprises in the new EU member states enhances the threat of corporate state capture and asymmetric infrastructure development, whilst access to finance remains a constricting issue for all firms.MoreLess