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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Prof. Dr. Barbara Fritz

 

Freie Universität Berlin

Economics Department / Institute for Latin American Studies

Ruedesheimer Str. 54-56, D-14197 Berlin, Germany

Phone: ++49 – 030 – 8385 3063

E-mail: bfritz@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Website: http://www.lai.fu-berlin.de/homepages/fritz

 

Current Position

since 04/2015 Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
since 08/2010 Full professor at Freie Universität Berlin for Latin American Economies, joint appointment between the Department of Business and Economics and the Institute for Latin American Studies
since 2010 Dean of students of the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
since 2007 Deputy Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Education

2009 Habilitation (academic degree for full professorship) Thesis: Beyond Growth by Debt: New Approaches to Money, Finance and Development Universität Flensburg
2001 PhD Economics Thesis: Development through exchange rate-based stabilization? The case of Brazil [Entwicklung durch wechselkurs-basierte Stabilisierung? Der Fall Brasilien] Marburg: Metropolis, 2002 Freie Universität Berlin
1993 Diplom (Master's Degree equivalent), Economics   Freie Universität Berlin
1986 Vordiplom (Bachelor's Degree equivalent), Economics with regional focus on Latin America   Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

 

Professional Engagement

since 2013 Founding Member of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
since 2012 Senior Research Scholar, KFG Europe, Freie Universität Berlin
08/11-12/11 Organisation and participation in an exchange of visiting scholars between Freie Universität Berlin and Unicamp, Campinas, Brasil
10/09 – 4/10 Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Geneva; project coordination on regional monetary cooperation (on leave from Freie Universität Berlin for this period)
2005 to 2010 Junior Professor in Latin American Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
9/01 – 9/05 Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies, Hamburg
4/96 – 8/01 Research Fellow at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
7/94 – 1/96 Research Fellow, Institute for Ibero-American Studies, Hamburg
3/93 – 9/93 Research on behalf of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in São Paulo

 

Third-Party Funded Research Projects

since 2015 Co-Director of the DAAD network "Comparative Economic Development Studies"
since 2013 University Meets Microfinance II: European Commission funded transfer project to join academic research and project experience in microfinance; in cooperation with Planet Finance
since 2010 Co-Director of the Forschungszentrum Brasilien/Centro de Pesquisas Brasileiras, Freie Universität Berlin
2009 to 2014 Leading Member of the Research Network “Interdependent Inequalities”, funded by the German Ministry for Research and Education, Coordinator of the Research Area "Socio-Economic Inequality"
2009 to 2014 Founding Member of the Graduate School “Between Spaces”, funded by the DFG (German Research Fund)
2009 to 2011 University Meets Microfinance: European Commission funded transfer project to join academic research and project experience in microfinance; in cooperation with Planet Finance
2009 to 2010 Direction of the e-learning project “Development economics for non-economists” (CeDIs, Freie Universität Berlin)
6/09 Conceptualisation of a Blankensee-Colloquium: “Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Area Studies: Economic Theory and the Diversity of Policies and Institutions” (with Carsten Herrmann-Pillath und Stephan Panther); funded by the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)
2007 to 2009 Direction of the research project on “Financial development and macroeconomic stabilisation through remittances: Potential benefits and modes of Governance” within the Research Center 700 (SFB) “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, funded by the DFG (German Research Fund), with 2 PhD students and 2 student assistants
2004 Conceptualisation and organisation of a workshop on “New Issues in Regional Monetary Coordination: Understanding North-South and South-South Arrangements”, financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, co-financed by UNCTAD

 

Additional Professional Activities, Fellowships, Honours

03/15-04/15 Visiting Professor at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
2014 to present Member of the International Center Celso Furtado
2014 to 2015 Member of the selection committee for the award "Tiburtiuspreis der Berliner Hochschulen"
10/2013 Guest Researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
03/13-04/13 Visiting Fellow at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
03/12-04/12 Visiting Fellow at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
09/11-10/11 Visiting Fellow at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
2009 to present Advisor of the G8 Working Group on Remittances, leaded by the World Bank
3/2007 Guest researcher at Oxford University
2007 Price of outstanding achievements in blended learning at the Institute for Latin American Studies
2005 to present Member of the Academic Advisory Board, Cadernos PROLAM/USP, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
2004 to present Member of the Advisory Board, “The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention" (EJEEP)
2004 to present Liaison, Heinrich Böll Foundation
2001 to 2005 Chief editor of the refereed journal “Lateinamerika Analysen”
2000 to 2006 Member of the executive board, ADLAF
1997 to 2002 Advisor to German-Brazilian trade union networks
11/98 – 10/99 Graduate fellowship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation
03/97 – 10/97 Research fellowship from the Instituto Rio Branco, Brasilia
07/89 – 10/89 ASA Fellowship for Work and Study in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Examination of a public state program for the promotion of small businesses in rural areas of Ceará, Brazil

 

International Consulting and Teaching Activities

since 12/13 Consultancy for UNCTAD for the project "Regional monetary and financial cooperation with a focus on Latin America and Africa"
4/2008 Consultancy for the Ministry of Economics, Ecuador, on regional financial integration and potential leverage effects of remittances for domestic financial development, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn / Ecuador
6/04 and 4/05 Teaching at ESAF (School of Governance of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, Brasília, Brazil) within a professional training program for staff members of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance; financed by the European Union
9/1995 Short-term consultancy Angola: feasibility study for a micro-credit program in South Eastern Angola, in collaboration with Luso Consult, Hamburg

 

Professional Memberships

Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association)

LASA – Latin American Studies Association

LACEA  – Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association

ADLAF – German Federation for Latin American Research

 

Languages

German – mother tongue; English; Portuguese; Spanish – Very good; French – Good

 

Marital Status

Married, two daughters