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Dr. Laurissa Mühlich

Mühlich Bildquelle: (c) Susanne Dupont
Bildquelle: Susanne Dupont

Freie Universität Berlin

ZI Lateinamerika-Institut

VWL/Ökonomie Lateinamerikas

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56
Raum 213
14197 Berlin
+49 30 838 55464


Virtuelle Sprechstunde Dienstags 15.30-16.30 Uhr nach Vereinbarung per EMail an laurissa.muehlich@fu-berlin.de.


2011 – PhD in Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Doctoral thesis: "South-South Monetary Integration: Regional Monetary Integration in the Context of Fragile Capital Markets"

2003/2004 – German Development Institute (GDI), Bonn, Germany

2003 – Diplom (euqivalent Master's degree) in Economics; Diploma thesis: „Exchange Rate Volatility and Regional Integration in Developing Countries – Opportunities of Monetary Cooperation in South America“

Professional Experience

2015 / 2016 – Post-doctoral research fellow of the Kolleg­forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Otto-Suhr Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2013 – Desk Officer at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

2012 / 2013 – Advisor to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, giz GmbH, Berlin

2010 – Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva

2006 - 2012 – Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Chair of Economics at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2006 Consultant to the Chair of Economics at the Institute for Latin American Studies – Freie Universität Berlin: Project „Regional Monetary Integration between Developing Countries and Emerging Markets: International Comparison of Perspectives for Macroeconomic Stability and Development”

2004 - 2006 – Senior Project Manager InWEnt – Capacity Building International Germany, Berlin

Scholarships & Awards

2012 – Friedrich-Katz dissertation prize of the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2008 / 2009 – Research Scholar, Fox International Fellowship Program at Yale University, New Haven

2006 – PhD Scholar of the Foundation Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Winter 2019/2020

Wissenschaftspraxis I+II (E-teaching)

Summer 2019

V/Ü Finanzen und Entwicklung (with Barbara Fritz)

Ü Finanzkrisen und Geldsysteme

Winter 2018/2019

Wissenschaftspraxis I+II (E-teaching)

Winter 2011/2012

Ü Lateinamerika als Labor der Moderne: Länderstudien (with C. Lozano)

Ü Hands-on Institutions in Development Cooperation

Summer 2011

MA HS Entwicklungstheorie und –politik: Fallstudien

BA S Entwicklungstheorie und –politik

Winter 2010/2011

Ü Lateinamerika als Labor der Moderne

Summer 2010

MA Ü Entwicklung und Verteilung in Brasilien im Vergleich

Ü Vom sozialistischen Projekt Allendes zur Neuen Rohstoffökonomie (with S. Costa)

Winter 2009/2010

Ü Lateinamerika als Labor der Moderne

BA Ü/S Einführung in Entwicklungstheorie und -praxis (with E. Calaminus)

Winter 2007/2008

MA HS Transpazifische Verbindungen im Globalisierungsprozess (with S. Kron)

V/Ü Lateinamerika als Labor der Moderne (with S. Costa, B. Hoffmann)

Summer 2007

MA Ü Entwicklungstheorien und -strategien: Fallbeispiele

BA Ü Regionale Integration als Entwicklungsstrategie in Lateinamerika

Winter 2006/2007

MA HS Der Nationenbegriff im Kontext der Globalisierungsdebatte (with S. Kron)

Inequalities in the Global Financial Safety Net

Ecological Financial Capabilities Index

Research & Publications


2014: Advancing Regional Monetary Cooperation - The Case of Fragile Financial Markets, Studies in Economic Transition, Houndmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2004: Regional Integration without Monetary Integration in Developing Countries – Impacts of Exchange Rate Volatility in the case of Mercosur, Institute for Ibero-American Studies: Hamburg.

Journal Articles

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2021: Borrowing Patterns in the Global Financial Safety Net: Does governance play a role? forthcoming in Global Policy.

co-authored with Kring, W. N., Fritz, B., Gallagher K. P. 2020: The Global Financial Safety Net Tracker: Lessons for the COVID-19 Crisis from a New Interactive Dataset, Boston University, Global Development Policy Center, GEGI Policy Brief 010. Also published as Global Policy Opinion, 05 May 2020.

co-authored with Fritz, B., Dullien, S. 2019: The IMF to the rescue: did Greece benefit from the fund’s experience in dealing with highly indebted countries?, in: Journal for Economic and Policy Reform, 22(4): 369-383. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2018.1457960.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2019: Regional Financial Arrangements in the Global Financial Safety Net: The Arab and the Eurasian Fund, in: Development and Change 50(1): 96-121. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12466

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2018: Safety for Whom? The Scattered Global Financial Safety Net and the Role of Regional Financial Arrangements, in: Open Economies Review, 29(5), 981-1001. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11079-018-9495-y.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2016: Regional Monetary Cooperation in Emerging, Transition, and Developing Economies, in: Hölscher, J./Tomann, H. (eds): Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Insights from Archival Research, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 112-133.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2016: Safety for Whom? The Scattered Global Financial Safety Net and the Role of Regional Financial Arrangements, KFG Working Paper No. 75.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2015: Varieties of Regional Monetary Cooperation: A Tool for Reducing Volatility in Developing Economies?, in: Special Issue of Contemporary Politics 21(2), 127-145.

co-authored with Armijo, L. E./Tirone, D. C. 2014: The Systemic Financial Importance of Emerging Powers, in: Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 36, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S17.

co-authored with Fritz, B./Biancarelli, A. 2014: Sistemas regionales de pago. Una perspectiva comparativa sobre Europa y el mundo en vías de desarrollo. In: El Trimestre Económico, no. 324, October/December 2014, p. 875-908. (Previously published as: Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin, Volkswirtschaftl. Reihe 2012/10)

co-authored with Fritz, B./Dullien, S. 2013: Regional Monetary Cooperation in Developing Areas: Lessons to be learnt from the Euro Crisis?, in: World Economic Review 2, 1-23.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2010: South-south monetary integration: the case for a research framework beyond the theory of optimum currency area, in: International Journal of Public Policy 6/(1/2).

Book Chapters

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2021: Dealing with global financial asymmetry: contributions of Regional Monetary Cooperation between Emerging Markets and Developing Countries, in: Bonizzi, B., Kaltenbrunner, A., Ramos, R.A. (eds.): Emerging Economies and the Global Financial System - Post-Keynesian Analysis, London: Routledge, Ch. 18.

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2021: Regional Monetary Cooperation in the Developing World - Taking Stock, in: Barrowclough, D., Kring, W.N. (eds.): South–South Regional Financial Arrangements, Berlin: SpringerNature, Ch. 5 (forthcoming).

co-authored with Fritz, B. 2012: Cooperación monetaria Sur-Sur: ¿Una opción para fomentar el desarrollo financiero regional en los mercados emergentes y las economías en desarrollo?, in: Ugarteche, O./Dembinski, P. (eds): Más Allá de Bretton Woods: La economia transnacional en busca de nuevas instituciones, Editorial Académica Española, 339-361.

2011: South-South Regional Monetary Cooperation: Potential Gains for Developing Countries and Emerging Markets, in: Volz, U. (ed.): Regional Integration, Economic Development And Global Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 295-322.

Other Publications

2011: Regional Monetary Cooperation and Growth-Enhancing Policies: the new challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean. Study prepared by the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva: United Nations. Study Team: Heiner Flassbeck (supervisor), Barbara Fritz (coordinator), Sonia Boffa, André Biancarelli, Laurissa Mühlich.

co-authored with Flassbeck, H. 2010: Gehört der regionalen Währungskooperation die Zukunft? Neue regionale Finanzregime als Antwort auf weltweite Ungleichgewichte, in: Zeitschrift Vereinte Nationen Heft 3, 110-114.

2010: Die Vereinten Nationen als Stimme für Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer im globalen "Währungskrieg"?, in: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vereinte Nationen (DGVN), Themenschwerpunkt 'Weltwirtschaft, Handel und Entwicklung'.

co-authored with Wiemann, J./Effner, H./Grammling, S./Henke, K./Kommer, C. 2006: Vietnam - the 150th WTO-Member – the Impact on Industrial Policy and Export Strategy, German Development Institute: Bonn.