Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences




James R. Markusen is a professor of economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is among the leading scholars world-wide in the field of international trade. Over the last 25 years his work has concentrated on the location, production, and welfare effects of large-scale firms and multinational corporations. His work is published in top scholarly journals, and many years of work researching multinational firms culminated in his book entitled “Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade”, published in 2002 by MIT-Press, that is a classic in the field now. He has also worked on export-platform foreign direct investment, fragmentation and selection and learning effects in multinational firms. His most recent work explores how demand shifts due to rising incomes help explain empirical and policy puzzles. In recognition of his scientific achievements and his services to academia, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences awards Prof. James R. Markusen the degree and title of Honorary Doctor of Economics.

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences is pleased to announce awarding the degree and title of Honorary Doctor in Economics to Professor James R. Markusen, University of Colorado at Boulder

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Großer Senat, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Tübingen (Please register via email to `secretary-v2@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de´ no later than June 11th, 2019)

Welcome, Professor Dominik Papies, Head of School
Laudatio, Professor Frank Stähler
Degree Ceremony, Professor Josef Schmid, Dean

Lecture Professor James R. Markusen: “What Do Multinationals Do?“