Dennis J. Snower

Dennis J. Snower

Professor of Economics , Chair of Economic Theory, University of Kiel, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy , Germany


Dennis J. Snower is an American world-renowned expert on labor economics, public policy and inflation-unemployment tradeoffs, and currently the President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and professor at the Christian Albrechts-University of Kiel. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is a major center for Research in global economic affairs, economic policy advice and economic education, where he also initiated the Global Economic Symposium. Together with Assar Lindbeck, Snower developed the "insider-outsider theory" explaining the dynamics of unemployment. He has advised international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and governments in Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain on labor market policy and welfare state reform. Prior to becoming the President of the Kiel Institute, he was Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a visiting professor at various universities, including Columbia University, Dartmouth College, European University Institute (Florence), Harvard University, Princeton University and Stockholm University.