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Holger Görg is currently Acting President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of International Economics at the University of Kiel. He is also Director of the Kiel Centre for Globalization, and is affiliated with the FIND Research Centre at Aarhus University, GEP at Nottingham University and IZA in Bonn. Before joining Kiel in 2008 he was on the staff at the University of Nottingham (2000 – 2008), the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and University College Cork. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 at Trinity College Dublin.

His research interests are in empirical international trade and industrial organisation focusing in particular on the activities of multinational companies, foreign direct investment, and international outsourcing. He has published widely in international journals. Holger has also worked as Consultant for, among others, The World Bank, European Commission, UNIDO, UN Economic Commissions for Europe and Africa, and government bodies in the UK, Ireland and Germany.


  • –present
    Acting President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy


  • 1999 
    Trinity College Dublin, Ph.D. Economics