Jens Suedekum

Welcome to my website!

I am Professor at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich-Heine University.

My research spans the areas of international, regional, labour, and public economics.


Recent academic publications

    • Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany, with W. Dauth & S. Findeisen, American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings)
    • Spatial Frictions, with K. Behrens, G. Mion & Y. Murata, Journal of Urban Economics
    • Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy, with F. Defever & C. Fischer, Journal of International Economics


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Media and policy

Globalization and labor markets

Hilfe für Wettbewerbsverlierer - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das geteilte Land - Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Why the White House seems a little jealous of Germany - Washington Post

The strange cognitive dissonance in economists’ view of trade - Financial Times

Making Globalisation Work for Everyone - High-level seminar with Swedish PM Stefan Löfven and WTO-director Roberto Azevedo

Die Krise der Globalisierung - IMK Forum 2018, Berlin

Deutschlands Rolle in der Globalisierung - German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (#BMWi_global conference)



Robots and jobs

The rise of robots in the German labour market - VOX (most read column 10/2017)

German robots haven't caused job losses - Quartz / World Economic Forum

Interviews in: ZEIT Frankfurter Rundschau Schwäbische + further media coverage in more than 20 countries



Germany's current account surplus

Exportiert Deutschland zu viel? - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Germany's current account surplus: A problem to be fixed? - Bundesbank & International Monetary Fund

Protektionismus und der deutsche Exportüberschuss - makro @3Sat




Trade policy & the German labor market

Explaining Germany's exceptional recovery - CEPR e-Book

Die Logik der Trumponomics - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

What are the Secrets of the German Economy? - freakonomics radio