MPA-ES Module: European Policy and Governance
Ralph Rotte studied political science, economics, applied econometrics and geography at the University of Munich and the Technical University of Munich. After working as an analyst for the European Center for International Security (EUCIS), Starnberg, in 1993, he was a research associate in economics (labour and populations economics and applied economics) at the University of Munich until 1998. From 1997 to 2001 he also served as a lecturer in political science (international relations and international law) at the Bundeswehr University Munich where he received a doctorate in social sciences and economics in 1995 and worked as a post-doctoral scholar of the German Science Foundation (DFG) from 1999 to 2000. He was a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London (1997-2001), a visiting scholar and lecturer of applied econometrics at the University of Bonn (1998), and the head of the political economy and international economics division of the Academy of Politics and Current Affairs at Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich (2000-2001). Since 2001 he is professor of political science/international relations at RWTH Aachen University, specializing in strategic studies, conflict research and international political economy. He is also a research fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, and a fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).