Guest Speakers

This group of scientists mentor the DIW doctoral students during their tenure in DC:

The "Distinguished Scientists and their Stories" is a series of lectures for the DIW Berlin graduate students to engage in conversations about issues relevant to our time with prominent political, economic and business leaders in Washington, DC. This series intends to give insights, enrich social capital, and provide unconventional cross-discriplinary education, as scholars and industry leaders share their experiences with the students.

2010

  • Dr. Matin Bodenstein, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Dr. Stephanie Shipp, Director of the Economic Assesment Office Science and Technology Policy Institute 
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of DIW Berlin
  • Ms. Valentina Calderon-Mejia, University of Chicago
  • Ms. Jie Li, University of California
  • Prof. Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary of the Department of Commece for Economic Affairs
  • Prof. Spyros Konstantopoulos, Michigan State University
  • Prof. Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland
  • Mr. Thomas G. Morr, J.D., President and CEO of Select Greater Philadelphia
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Staubhaar, Director Hamburge Institute of International Economics and TransAtlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.
  • Prof. David B. Audretsch, Indiana University and Max Planck Institute of Economics
  • Dr. Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research
  • Prof. Helge Berger, International Monetary Fund and Free University of Berlin
  • Dr. Eugene Schmiel, Director of the Washington Internship Institute
  • Dr. Susan Fleck, Bureu of Labor Statistics

2009

  • Mr. Bernhard Welschke, Representative of German Industry and Trade
  • Dr. Christoph Schemionek, Representative of German Industry and Trade
  • Prof. Francis Vella, Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • Mr. Howard Rosen, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Prof. Spyros Konstantopoulos, Ph.D., Boston College
  • Mr. Dean Baker, Ph.D., The Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Ms. Rebecca Blank, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Mr. Martin Bodenstein, Ph.D., The Federal Reserve
  • Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland
  • Prof. Robert Foust, George Washington University
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, DIW Berlin, IZA
  • Mr. Wolfgang Jakubek, Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom
  • Ms. Julia Lane, Ph.D., The National Science Foundation
  • Mr. Wolfgang Pordzik, Executive Vice President, DHL Americas
  • Ms. Kelly Foley, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
  • Mr. Hein Bogaard, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Mr. Mark Kutzbach, University of California (Irvine)
  • Mr. Moritz Ritter, University of Toronto
  • Ms. Tanika Chakraborty, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Mr. Saumik Paul, The World Bank
  • Mr. George Joseph, The World Bank
  • Mr. Hani Mansour, University of California (Santa Barbara)
  • Mr. Radoslaw Stefanski, University of Minnesota
  • Mr. Aaron Sojourner, Northwestern University
  • Ms. Sebnem Ucar, University of British Columbia
  • Ms. Chikako Baba, University of Wisconsin
  • Mr. Brian Scholl, University of California (Berkeley)
  • Mr. Jacek Suda, Washington University in St. Louis
2008
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Zimmermann, DIW Berlin, IZA
  • Dr. Günther Fink, Harvard University
  • Prof. Erdal Tekin, Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • Ms. Rashmi Barua, Boston University
  • Ms. Pamela Jakiela, Berkeley University
  • Prof. Peter L. Hinrichs, Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Ursprung, Universität Konstanz
  • Prof. James Hollifield, Ph.D., Director, SMU Tower Center, Southern Methodist University
  • Mr. Wolfgang Pordzik, Executive Vice President, DHL Americas
  • Prof. Antara Dutta, Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • Mr. Wolfgang Jakubek, Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom
  • Prof. Spyros Konstantopoulos, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Dr. Dieter Dettke, The German Marshall Fund
  • Dr. Carl Lankowski, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
2007
  • Dr. Robert Lerman, The Urban Institute
  • Dr. Jackson Janes, Executive Director, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Zimmermann, DIW Berlin, IZA
  • Prof. Pierre Pestieau, Ph.D., Université de Liège
  • Prof. Robert Bednarzik, Ph.D., Georgetown Public Policy Institute
  • Prof. Alain Jousten, Ph.D., Université de Liège
  • Mr. Wolfgang Jakubek, Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom
  • Prof. James Albrecht, Ph.D., Department of Economics Chair, Georgetown University
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Meran, Vice President and Ph.D. Program Director, DIW Berlin
  • Mr. Abdullah Akyuz, President, TUSIAD-U.S.