Academic Board & Staff

The Academic Board of the Programme "Labour Policies & Globalisation" in Germany consists of Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer (Kassel University) and Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr (Berlin School of Economics and Law).

Christoph Scherrer

Christoph Scherrer is professor for Globalization and Politics and executive director of the International Center for Development and Decent Work at the University of Kassel and a member of Steering Committee of the Global Labour University. He has recently received the Excellency in Teaching Award of the State of Hessia and the Excellence in Development Cooperation Award from the DAAD. Recent English language publications include: "Combating Inequality: The Global North and South", Routledge (2015, co-edited with Gallas, A., H. Herr, F. Hoffer), "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Implications for Labor", (2014, ed.), "Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics", Routledge (2014, co-edited with Jessop, Bob, Brigitte Young), "Food Crisis: Implications for Labour", Hampp Verlag (2013, do-edited with D. Saha), "China´s Labor Question", Hampp Verlag (2011, ed.), "The Role of Gender Knowledge in Policy Networks", Nomos Verlag (2010, co-edited with B: Young).

Areas of Expertise

  • International Political Economy: Governance of world markets (trade and finance), international labor standards, cross-national transfer of institutions, theories of the International Political Economy.

Professor for Globalization and Politics in the Social
Science Department of the University of Kassel

phone: +49 (0) 561 804 3253
e-mail: scherrer(at)

Hansjörg Herr

Prof. Herr is an expert in Micro- & Macroeconomics, International Economics, Economic and Monetary Policies.

Specific Professional Experience

  • academic board of "Macroeconomic Policy Studies" in Berlin since 1999
  • cooperation with the People's Bank of China (international training department)
  • cooperation with the Berlin and Brandenburg Branch of the German Bundesbank
  • cooperation including joint research projects and publications with Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu/PR China
  • cooperation with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang/PR China
  • lectures and consulting concerning the regional integration of Central Asian transition countries in Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan on missions of the German Foundation for International Development 1994-96
  • consultant missioned by GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit/German Technical Development Cooperation Agency):
  • (poverty reduction in less developed countries)
  • consultant missioned by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • (wages, employment and prices. An analysis of the relationship between the wage level, wage structure, minimum wages and employment and prices)

Professor for Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law

phone: +49-(0)30.30877-1124
e-mail: hansherr(at)

Teaching Staff in Kassel

Christoph Scherrer
Kassel University

Simone Buckel
Kassel University

Gaochao He
Sun Yat-Sen University China

Divan Pillay
Witwatersrand University, South Africa

Bodo Zeuner/Joachim Beerhorst
IG Metall
Floris Biskamp
Kassel University

William Baah Boateng
University of Ghana, ACCRA

Joscha Wullweber
Kassel University

Alexander Gallas
Kassel University

Kwesi Aikins
Kassel University

Alessandro Markus and Abdul Wasae
Kassel University

Teaching Staff in Berlin

Hansjörg Herr
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Martin Kronauer
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Birgit Mahnkopf
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Frank Hoffer
International Labour Organisation

Irem Gueney Frahm
Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute

Stefanie Lorenzen
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Achim Truger
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Markus Wissen
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Trevor Evans
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Martina Sproll
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Reingard Zimmer
Berlin School of Economics and Law

Michael Fichter
Freie Universität Berlin