Dr. Thomas Ziesemer
Senior researcher

Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
6. Migration and Development

Thomas Ziesemer has been an Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, since December 1996. He studied economics at the Universities of Kiel (1974-75) and Regensburg (1975-78) in Germany. From 1982 to 1989 he was employed at the University of Regensburg, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on Economic Theory of Underdevelopment in 1985. Since December of 1989, he has been Assistant Professor of International Economics and Associate Professor of Microeconomics (1994-97) at Maastricht University. In November 1996 he received his 'Habilitation' from the Free University Berlin in 1996. His fields of interest include Development, International and Environmental Economics, Growth, and Technical Change. He is a fellow of Europäische Akademie Ahrweiler  ( For more research info go Comments on daily economic issues are on .

Contributions to teaching programs

BA University College Maastricht, 2nd year: Development Economics

BSc International Economic Studies SBE, 3rd year: Development Economics

MSc Economics Studies: International Trade, Technology, and Distrubution

MA Public Policy and Human Development, Graduate School of Governance: International Economics

MA Public Policy and Human Development, Graduate School of Governance: Innovation and Development Patterns around the Globe

Selected publications by Thomas Ziesemer