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prof. dr. H.W.A. (Erik) Dietzenbacher

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Erik Dietzenbacher obtained his MSc in Econometrics (1982) and his PhD in Economics (1991) from the University of Groningen. Currently he is Full Professor of Interindustry Economics at the University of Groningen. He has also been Affiliate Research Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Honorary Professor at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

He was the project coordinator of “World Input-Output Database: Construction and Applications” (WIOD), a large-scale collaborative research project that was funded (approximately 4 million euros) by the EU in its 7th Framework Programme, in which 11 international partners participated, and which ran from 2009-2012.

He is former President of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA, 2013-2018), Fellow of the IIOA, Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Honorary President of the Chinese Input-Output Association (CIOA), Honorary Fellow of the Hispanic-American Input-Output Society (SHAIO), and served on the advisory board of the Regional Research Institute (RRI) at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

He has published fifteen books and more than hundred articles in refereed scientific journals. His H-indexes are: 30 (Web of Science) and 48 (Google Scholar). He has been editor of  Economic Systems Research   (1998-2008), is co-editor of Estudios de Economía Aplicada , associate editor of the Journal of Regional Science   and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Structures . Results from a research project in which he participated where mentioned by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in his State of the Union 2016.

In 2023, he was awarded the distinguished Ricardo Torres Gaitán Chair by the Institute of Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his outstanding service of international importance. For his contributions to society, he was awarded a royal decoration (and appointed as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau) in 2021. In addition, he won several other prizes, such as the An Zijie International Trade Research Award (the top Chinese prize in international trade research and recognized by the Ministry of Education) and the Outstanding Researcher Award 2019 (Faculty of Economics and Business).

He has developed and taught 10 courses at various levels (ranging from courses for first-year students to courses at PhD level). He has been active in shaping the Faculty’s Research Master program, e.g. by developing two of its program-wide courses (“Research Methodology” and “Academic Writing”). 15 PhD students have completed their dissertation under his (co-) supervision and 3 are in various stages of progress.

Next to his regular teaching at the University of Groningen, he has taught one-week input-output courses in Barcelona, Bilbao, Oviedo, Seville (Spain), Mexico, Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Macerata (Italy), Beijing, Putrajaya (Malaysia), Moscow, and Karlsruhe (Germany). Find the outline of a recent versions of the course here

See the attached pdf-file for a full version of his CV.

For a simple list of publications, click here.

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