Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971 – 1976
    Studied economics at Mainz University

  • 1976
    Lecturer at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1976 – 1981
    Lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • 1979
    PhD from the University of Essen, Germany

  • 1982 – 1988
    Lecturer at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 1986
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Ruhr University Bochum

  • 1986 – 1987
    Visiting professor at Kiel University

  • 1994
    Visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1995
    Visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck

  • 1999
    Visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck

  • 1988 – 2000
    Holder of the chair in foreign trade at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Since 2000
    Holder of the chair in economics, with an emphasis on economic policy, at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2000 – 2009
    Director of the Centre for European, Governance and Economic Development Research (cege) at the University of Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Ohr, R., Kühl, M.: Exzessive Staatsdefizite? Die Achillesferse der Europäischen Währungsunion. In: ifo-schnelldienst, Nr. 63, Vol 4/2010. pp. 20-23.

  • Ohr R., Lechner, S.: The Right of Withdrawal in the Treaty of Lisbon: A game theoretic reflection on different decision-processes in the EU. In: European Journal of Law and Economics 2010, accepted. Aready accesible online.

  • Ohr R., Lechner, S.: Governancestrukturen in der EU? Neue Herausforderungen durch Vertiefung und Erweiterung der Gemeinschaft. In: Ohr, R.: Governance in der Wirtschaftspolitik. Berlin, 2010. pp. 143-172.

  • Ohr, R.: Erfolgsbilanz Europäische Währungsunion: Hatten die Maastricht-Kritiker Unrecht? In: Knoll, B., Pitlik, H. (eds.): Entwicklung und Perspektiven der Europäischen Union. Baden-Baden, 2009. pp. 9-28.

  • Ohr, R.: Die Europäische Währungsunion: Eine Bilanz. In: WISU, Nr. 37, 2008. pp. 1649-1651.

  • Ohr, R., Bethge, J.: Current-account matters on the way to EMU: The transfer problem re-revisited. In: Kredit und Kapital, Nr. 40, 2007. pp. 495-525.

  • Ohr, R. et al.: Enhanced Cooperation in an Enlarged EU. In: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaften 58, 2007. pp. 130-150.

  • Ohr, R.: Clubs im Club? Europas Zukunft. In: ORDO Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 58, 2007. pp. 67-82.

  • Ohr, R., Zeddies, G.: Außenhandel als Wachstumsmotor für Ostdeutschland. In: Wirtschaftsdienst, Nr. 87, 2007. pp. 622-628.

  • Ohr, R.: Monetäre Integration in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft: Vom Werner-Plan zum Euro. In: Wirtschaftsdienst, Nr. 87, 2007. pp. 106-113.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

  • Chairperson of the economic policy committee of Germany's Verein für Sozialpolitik (Society for Social Policy), 2005 – 2009

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board for economics, since 2004


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