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Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse



Ruhr-University Bochum
Department of Management and Economics
Building GC 3/145
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum

Email: Matthias.Busse@rub.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-14520

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Short Profile

Matthias is Professor of International Economics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also a Director at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at Ruhr University. Before joining Ruhr University, he worked as a senior economist and head of the Programme World Economy at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA/HWWI). From 2015 to 2018 he worked as an integrated expert at the Namibian Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development in Windhoek, Namibia. He received his Ph.D. degree and his habilitation degree in economics, both at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research interests include international trade, foreign direct investment, institutional quality/good governance, with a strong regional focus on sub-Saharan African countries.

Research Focus

  • International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Regional Integration
  • Development Economics



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Institute of Development Research and Development
Ruhr University Bochum
Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum
E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22418