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 Prof. Federico Foders

Position: Extraordinary Professor
Department: Department of Economics
Faculty: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Qualifications: MBA (Hamburg), PhD (Hamburg)
Tel: +27 21 959 9579
Fax: 021 959 32011


 Prof Foders obtained his Doctorate degree at the University of Hamburg in 1981, and over the past few decades, he worked at numerous institutions other than the Kiel Institute, such as University of Cologne, University of Kiel, World Economic Council in Berlin and German Aquaculture Association. He was a Visiting Professor in our department in 2016 July-December and 2017 July-December, upon obtaining funding from the Johann Gottfired Herder Chair (DAAD). He was a visiting Professor in our department in 2016-2017, and is currently appointed as an Extraordinary Professor in 2019 March – 2022 February.

His research interests are in the areas of Economic Growth and Education, Globalisation, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics as well as Economics of Migration. Over the years, he published nearly 70 accredited journals, more than 10 research books as well as 30 working and discussion papers. He is also an experienced conference organiser.


​·         MERCOSUR: A New Approach to Regional Integration? In: Federico Foders and Manfred Feldsieper (eds.), The Transformation of Latin                            America, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2000, pp. 97-111.

      ·         In​troduction. In: Federico Foders and Manfred Feldsieper (eds.), The Transformation of Latin America, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2000, pp.                       1-7. (co-authored)

      ·           Effective Steps to Tackle Non-Tariff Barriers. In: European Commission/PHARE (ed.), Multi-Country Trade Policy Project. Conference                             Proceedings, Bratislava 1999, pp. 27-33 and Appendix 1.

      ·           Co-ordination and Co-operation: The Case of Germany. In: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Regional                           Competitiveness and Skills, Paris 1997, pp. 63 - 73.

      ·           European Union Requirements for the Economic Legislation of Eastern European Countries". In: Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, Agency for                                 Economic Coordination and Development (eds.), Bulgaria on the Road to Europe, Sofia 1996, pp. 177-194.





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