Jens Holscher

Professor Jens Holscher

  • Professor
  • Executive Business Centre EB410, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

Jens Hӧlscher is an economist. Before coming to Bournemouth he taught at the Universities of Berlin, Swansea, Birmingham, Chemnitz and Brighton. He held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Halle (Institute of Economic Research IWH), Perugia, East Europe Institute Regensburg, Danube University, Bonn (ZEI), Bolzano-Bozen, Frankfurt (Viadrina), New Brunswick in Cairo, Almaty (KIMEP and KBTU) and the Centre of Economic Research at the Deutsche Bundesbank. In Bournemouth he acted as Head of Department for over 6 years and Trustee of the Board of Governors for 2 years.He is interested in institutional and transition economics, both areas in which he published widely. He is the co-editor of Palgrave's (Macmillan's Global Publishing) book series "Studies in Economic Transition". His latest completed third party funded project sponsored by the Open Society Foundation was entitled "Wealth, Poverty and Life Satisfaction in Transition societies" and another one was entitled “Variety of institutional settings and socio-economic inequalities in the process of European integration“ was funded by the EU’s Jean Monnet Programme...

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Journal Articles

Books

  • Holscher, J., 2015. Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hölscher, J., 2014. Poland and the Eurozone. Springer.
  • Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace. London: Pickering & Chatto.
  • Hölscher, J. and Klaes, M., 2014. Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace A Reappraisal. London: Pickering & Chatto.
  • Hölscher, J., 2007. Germany's Economic Performance. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Gabrisch, H. and Hölscher, J., 2006. Successes and Failures of Economic Transition. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Gabrisch, H. and Hölscher, J., 2006. The successes and failures of economic transition: The European experience.
  • Hölscher, J. and Tomann, H., 2005. Globalization of Capital Markets and Monetary Policy. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Riese, H., Hölscher, J. and Tomann, H., 2004. Money, Development and Economic Transformation. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Hölscher, J., 2001. 50 Years of the German Mark. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Holscher, J., Owen Smith, E. and Pugh, G., 2001. 50 Years German Mark - Essays in Honour of Stephen F. Frowen.
  • Hölscher, J., 2000. Financial Turbulence and Capital Markets in Transition Countries. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Hölscher, J. and Hochberg, A., 1998. East Germany's Economic Development. Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • Hölscher, J.G.A., Hölscher, J. and Holscher, J., 1997. The German Currency Union of 1990. Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • Frowen, S.F. and Hölscher, J.G.A., 1997. The German Currency Union of 1990. Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • Hölscher, J., 1994. Entwicklungsmodell Westdeutschland. Aspekte der Akkumulation in der Geldwirtschaft.. Duncker & Humblot Berlin.

Chapters

  • Holscher, J. and Djalilov, K., 2017. Antecedents of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banks of Central Eastern Europe and in the Countries of the former Soviet Union. In: Horsch, A. and Sysoyeva, L., eds. Financial Institutions and Financial Regulation - New Developments in the European Union and Ukraine. Cuvillier Verlag Goettingen.
  • Djalilov, K. and Hölscher, J., 2017. Antecedents of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banks of Central Eastern Europe and in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union. In: Horsch, A. and Sysoyeva, L., eds. Financial Institutions and Financial Regulation – New Developments in the European Union and Ukraine. Cuvillier Verlag Gottingen, 39-58.
  • Hartwell, C., 2015. Property Rights. In: Holscher, J., ed. Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Springer.
  • Holscher, J. and Holscher, J., 2015. Competition Policy. Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, 245-261.
  • Djalilov, K. and Hölscher, J., 2015. Dynamics of risk, concentration and effiency in banking sectors of transition economies. Development and Financial Reform in Emerging Economies. 99-107.
  • Hölscher, J. and Klaes, M., 2015. Introduction: Standing the test of time: Maynard Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace, a century on. 1-6.
  • Holscher, J. and Djalilov, K., 2014. Dynamics of Risk, Concentration, and Efficiency in Transition Economies. In: Ruziev, K., ed. Development and Financial Reform in Emerging Economies. Pickering & Chatto.
  • Holscher, J. and Hayward, R., 2014. the carry trade and Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis in the CEE and CIS. Poland and the Eurozone,. Macmillan’s Global Publishing.
  • Holscher, J., Nulsch, N. and Stephan, J., 2013. Unabhängige Subventionskontrolle und staatliche Beihilfen in der erweiterten Europäischen Union. Unabhangige staatliche Institutionen in der Demokratie. Duncker & Humblot, 273-296.
  • Holscher, J., Nulsch,, N. and Stephan, S., 2012. State Aid in the Enlarged European Union. Belgrade University, Faculty of Economics. Belgrade.
  • Hölscher, J., 2011. Twenty years of economic transsition. Future prospects. 20 Years of Transformation: Achievements, Problems and Perspectives. 209-220.
  • Holscher, J., 2011. 20 lat transformacji gospodarczej - sukcesy i porażk. 20 lat transformacji. Nova Publishers.
  • Holscher, J., 2010. Deutschland und die Europäische Union als optimale Währungsräume-Krönungsthese versus Endogenitätstheorie. 20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit ? Von der Transformation zur europäischen Integration. Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), 35-42.
  • Holscher, J., 2010. Keynes is back. China and the Global Financial Crisis - A Comparison with Europe. The World of Transformations.
  • Holscher, J. and Chuang, D., 2008. The changing financial system in Taiwan. The changing financial system in Taiwan. Springer.
  • Holscher, J. and Bai, B., 2008. Accounting and financial system reform in transition and developing economies. Banking Reform in China. Springer.
  • Holscher, J., 2006. Money and Credit Market Integration in an enlarging Eurozone: Methodological Issues. European Economic Policies. Metropolis,.
  • Bohl, M.T. and Hölscher, J., 2005. Hayek's 'free money movement' and the evolution of monetary order in historical perspective. Entrepreneurship, Money and Coordination: Hayek's Theory of Cultural Evolution. 150-155.
  • Holscher, J. and Loewendahl, H., 2002. Anglo-German post-war economic relations and comparative performance. In: Noakes, J., Wende, P. and Wright, J., eds. Britain and Germany in Europe 1949-1990. Oxford University Press.
  • Holscher, J. and Herten, S., 2001. Capital and credit-based development: lessons from the experience of industrial countries for transition economies in central East Europe. In: Frowen, S.F. and McHugh, F.P., eds. Financial Competition, Risk and Accountability: British and German Experiences. Palgrave Macmillan, 225-251.
  • Holscher, J., 2001. European Monetary Integration. Exchange rate strategies of new EU entrants. Edward Elgar.
  • Holscher, J., Smith, E.O. and Pugh, G., 2001. The DM undervaluation and West Germany’s economic performance. 50 Years of the German Mark: Essays in Honour of Stephen F. Frowen. Palgrave, 125-154.
  • Lange, T. and Pugh, G., 1998. Catching up with the west: The achievements and limitations of creative destruction. 141-165.
  • Holscher, J., Keynes and Hayek, 1997. Hayek - the Economist and Social Philosopher: A Critical Retrospect. Some Remarks On Capital. Macmillan Press, St Martin Press.
  • Holscher, J. and Köhler, C., 1997. The German Currency Union of 1990 - A Critical Assessment,. . Privatisation and Private Property. Macmillan Press, St Martin's Press.
  • Holscher, J. and Stephan, J., 1997. On Political Economy of Transformation: Country Studies. Export-Oriented Development and Income Creation. Metropolis.
  • Holscher, J., 1990. Krisenmanagement und Wirtschaftswunder - Die Überwindung der Zahlungskrise 1950/51. Krisenmanagement und Wirtschaftswunder - Die Überwindung der Zahlungskrise 1950/51. Geldpolitik und ökonomische Entwicklung - Ein Symposion, Regensburg.
  • Holscher, J., Lüken-Klaßen and Mathilde, 1990. Mythos Wirtschaftswunder. Süß, Werner. Übergänge.

Conferences

  • Holscher, J. and Howard-Jones, P., 2018. Brexit: The lure of the Neoliberal Thought Collective. In: Brexit 4 October 2018 Dorset. BAFES Working Papers Bournemouth University.
  • Holscher, J., Postula, M., Alińska, A. and Klepacki, J., 2018. The impact of fiscal rules on sustainable development of the Visegrad Group countries. In: research seminar 20 March 2018 Bournemouth.
  • Holscher, J., 2017. The Effects of Brexit on the EU, UK and Dorset - A Migrant's Account. In: Inaugural Lecture 18 October 2017 Barclays, Poole.
  • Holscher, J. and Hayward, R., 2017. Carry Trade, Sudden Stops and Instability in Emerging Markets. In: The Future of Europe - Central and Eastern Europe in a Comparative Perspctive 17-19 December 2016 Warsaw, Poland.
  • Holscher, J. and Djalilov, K., 2016. Antecedents of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banks of Central-Eastern Europe and in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union. In: Banking in Transition Countries 17-20 October 2016 Sumy, Ukraine. , 1-26.
  • Holscher, J. and Djalilov, K., 2016. Market power, regulation and stability in the banking sector of transition countries. In: Comparative Economic Development in the Long Run 8-10 September 2016 Regensburg, Germany.
  • Howard-Jones, P., Radicic, D. and Holscher, J., 2016. The Impact of European Union Membership and loan financing on the performance of firms in the Balkan states. In: Comparative Economic Development in the Long Run 8-10 September 2016 Regensburg, Germany.
  • Holscher, J. and Djalilov, K., 2015. DOES LOAN FINANCE HELP TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF SME’S: EVIDENCE FROM BANGLADESH AND INDIA. In: World congress of comparative economic studies 24 June-27 October 2015 Budapest.
  • Holscher, J., 2015. Antecedents of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banks of Central-Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Countries. In: Global conference of comparative economic studies 24-27 October 2015 Budapest.
  • Holscher, J. and Howard-Jones, P., 2015. THE IMPACT OF LOAN FINANCING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SME’S FROM NON-EU TRANSITIONAL COUNTRIES. In: World congress of compararative economic studies 24 June-27 October 2015 Budapsest.
  • Holscher, J., Collie, S. and Perugini, C., 2013. Inequality, deregulation, credit growth and crisis. In: Pacific Rim conference 24-26 April 2013 Seoul, Korea.
  • Holscher, J., 2012. Azerbaijan in Transition. In: Azerbaijan in Transition 25 May-25 October 2012 Rome. Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Rome.
  • Holscher, J., Nulsch, N. and Stephan, J., 2010. State Aid in the enlarged European Union: A Review. In: German Economic Association, Comittee for Institutional Economics and Economic Systems 23-25 September 2012 Jena. Discussion Paper, 1-37 Halle, Germany: Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  • Hochberg, A., 1998. Lessons from German unification for European integration? A conceptual approach. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 185-198.
  • Smith, E.O., 1998. Economic aspects of German unification: Lessons for European integration. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 166-184.
  • Waldner, W., 1998. Private property and the transformation process. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 92-106.
  • Kaser, M., 1998. The eastern Lander as a transition economy. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 53-78.
  • Holscher, J. and Stephan, J., 1998. The 'German model' in decline. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 20-36.
  • Coop, J. and Vis, R., 1998. Problems of the Welfare State and the new German Lander. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 109-119.
  • Paque, K.H., 1998. From miracle to crisis? The German economy at the end of the twentieth century. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 3-19.
  • Huther, M., 1998. Economic policy for the new German Lander: Supply-side economics needed. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 37-49.
  • Bastian, J., 1998. The institutional architecture of an Alliance for Jobs. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 120-140.
  • Herzog, M., 1998. Determinants of entrepreneurial success in East Germany. EAST GERMANY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE UNIFICATION, 79-91.
  • GROENEN, P.A.C., HOLSCHER, J.G.A. and BRONGERSMA, H.H., 1991. THE WF6-SI REACTION STUDIED INSITU BY TIME-RESOLVED MASS-SPECTROMETRY. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 53, 30-34.

Scholarly Editions

Theses

Films

  • The Effects of Brexit on the EU, UK and Dorset - A Migrant's Account, 2017. Video.

Others

PhD Students

  • Than Tuan Chu (completed), 2018. On the composition of government spending and economic growth: an empirical analysis of cross-national economic growth and lessons for Vietnam
  • Noah Nzribe. CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND MFI SUSTAINABILITY: EVIDENCE FROM SSA
  • Azadeh Pazouki. Oil Price Volatility and Government Spending behaviour in OPEC Countries
  • Kolawole Albright (2nd, completed), 2017. An examination of bank use of credit derivatives to mitigate risk
  • Emmanuel Silva (completed), 2016. Essays in Singular Spectrum Analysis
  • Elfrida Elswood (2nd, completed), 2018. The impact of Tax and Governance on Profitability of Inward Investment in Asian Countries
  • Dr. Jörg Hering. The Information Content of Narrative Disclosures in Financial Statements
  • Babatunde Akinade. Essays in Trade Policy

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Research Project
  • Portfolio Construction and Theory

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Global Markets, Development & Labour

Invited Lectures

  • The effects of Brexit on the EU, the UK and Dorset, Freiberg University, Germany, 09 Jul 2019 more
  • Determinants of CSR in Transition Countries, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 10 May 2017 more
  • Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, Belgrade University, Serbia, 27 May 2016 more
  • Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, Pristina, Kosovo, 25 May 2016 more
  • Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, Skopje, Macedonia, 24 May 2016 more
  • Emerging Market and Transition Economics, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, 22 May 2016 more
  • Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, Split University, Croatia, 19 May 2016 more
  • Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, Pula, Croatia, 16 May 2016 more

Grants

  • Poole Marine Cluster Supply Chain Analysis (Borough of Poole, 16 Feb 2018). In Progress
  • Brexit: Next Steps for Businesses and Trade Policy (Economic and Social Research Council, 09 Nov 2017). Completed
  • Access to Finance for SMEs (ESRC, 01 Aug 2014). Completed
  • Finance for SMEs (ESRC, 06 Nov 2013). Completed
  • The slow way to European social and economic cohesion: In search of (Jean Monnet Programme, 01 Oct 2012). Completed
  • Variety of institutional settings and socio-economic inequalities in the (Jean Monnet Programme, 01 Oct 2012). Completed
  • Poverty and Life Satisfaction in Transition Societies (Open Society Foundation, 04 May 2011). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, External Examiner (2019-)
  • University of Lincoln, External Examiner (2018-)
  • Economic Annals, member of editorial board (2016-), http://www.ekof.bg.ac.rs/publikacije/casopisi/ekonomski-anali/
  • University of Wales validated course at Management Development Institute Singapore, Tashkent, external examiner (2015-2016)
  • University of Westminster, External Examiner (2015-2018)
  • University of Bolzano - Bozen, Visiting Professor (2014-)
  • University of Derby, external examiner (2013-2015)
  • University of Portsmouth, external examiner (2013-2017)
  • Halle Institute for Econmic Research (IWH), Germany, Visiting Research Professor (2012-2016)
  • University of Reading, external examiner (2008-2012)
  • Palgrave/Macmillan, editor (1998-), https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14147; Studies in Economic Transition

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • European Trade Union Institute (EUTI), Brussels, invited round-table speech
  • Inaugural Lecture, Barclays Bank HQ in Poole
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
  • reviewing of ESRC funding applicatins
  • reviewer of PhD scholarships for the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan
  • TV interviews to Al Jazeera on German Unification and the Euro area (see links) andf to The BBC on the Occupy movement and the Economic effects of the Queen's Jubilee Day
  • convener of the conference 'Poland and the Eurozone' (Bournemouth 09/2013)
  • convener of the ESRC Festival of Social Science conference 'Access to Finance for SMEs' (Bournemouth 11/2013)
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science: This workshop invites policy makers from DIT, BEIS, FCO and DFID to come together with academics and businesses to discuss the possible options around several pressing post-Brexit issues: (a) What form of economic relationship can be best re-negotiated within the short timespan (until October 2018) between the UK and EU? (b) What will be the impact on small and medium sized British firms? What steps are proposed to ensure that British firms remain competitive after Brexit? (c) Implications for UK trade policy making, focusing in particular on future trade arrangements with the WTO and other countries.
  • Invited seminar presentation at The University of the West of England, Regensburg University, University of Kingston, the National Bank of Poland, CASE, Warsaw, University of Pula, University of Split, University of Sarajevo, Skopje, University of Pristina and the University of Belgrade
  • Training for Deans and Director's Development

Conference Presentations

  • Paper Development Workshop - Special Issue Journal of Business Ethics, Environmental dynamism, corporate social responsibility and bank performance: Evidence from transition countries, 11 Jul 2019, Regensburg, Germany

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics (Free University Berlin, 1993)
  • MSc in Economics (Free University Berlin, 1989)
  • Bankkaufmannn in finance (Lindener Volksbank eG, Hanover, 1984)

Honours

  • Deans and Directors Development Programme (3DP) (Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), 2019)
  • Member of Peer Review College (Economic and Social Research Council, 2015)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2016-),
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools, Member (2013-),
  • CHUDE (Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics), member (2013-2019),
  • European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), Member, Ex Vice President, President, Treasurer, http://www.eaces.eu/
  • German Economic Association, Committee for Institutional Economics and Economic Systems, Fellow,

Networks

  • Managing Economic Transition

External Media and Press