Prof. Dr. Helmut Reisen
OECD Development Centre, Head of Research
Prof. Dr. Helmut Reisen, OECD Development Centre, Head of Research, zu Gast bei f.ize | Forum Internationale Zusammenarbeit für Nachhaltige Entwicklung
Helmut Reisen is Head of Reseach of the OECD Development Centre and coordinates the first OECD Global Development Outlook, to be published in 2010. His recent work includes analysis of the global reserve currency system, the global credit crisis, sovereign wealth funds, China's economic impact on poor countries, Eastern donors and Western soft law, the merits of concessional loans as instruments of development finance, and an overview of innovative approaches to funding the Millennium Development Goals. From 2006 to 2008, he has coordinated analytical work for the OECD Global Forum on Development, which is engaging policy makers in informal dialogue on effective development finance and a new financial architecture.
Mr Reisen has written extensively in scholarly journals (see here and the financial press, including two prize-winning essays in the Amex Bank Review competition, one on “The Wealth of Nations and Retirees”. He writes a regular economics column in Internationale Politik and serves as a member of the editorial boards of International Finance, Deutsche Bank Research Notes, Review of Development Finance and Internationale Politik. He is the author of several books, including Pensions, Savings, and Capital Flows: From Ageing to Emerging Markets, Edward Elgar Publishing Co. and The Rise of China and India: What’s in it for Afria?, OECD.
Mr Reisen holds a PhD from Cologne University and is a Professor of International Economics at the University of Basel. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked at Commerzbank AG, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the Federation of German Industries and the German Ministry of Economics.