Jens Hӧlscher

Bournemouth University, UK

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Bournemouth University, UK

Research interest

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

Past positions

Visiting Research Professor, University of Halle, Germany (2012–2016); Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Italy (2007–2015)


PhD Economics, Free University Berlin, Germany, 1993

Selected publications

  • "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).