Prof. Dr. Dennis J. Snower

Founder and President

Dennis J. Snower is President of the Global Solutions Initiative, Berlin; Professorial Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University; Non-resident Fellow at Brookings.

Previously he was Program Chair at The New Institute, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.

Dennis J. Snower earned a BA and MA from New College, Oxford University, an MA and a PhD at Princeton University.

He is an expert on labor economics, socio-economics, public policy and inflation-unemployment tradeoffs. He is currently working on a new paradigm for economics with David Sloan Wilson. He is the author of a major report on digital governance with reform with Paul Twomey.

As part of his research career, he originated the “insider-outsider” theory of employment and unemployment with Assar Lindbeck, the theory of “caring economics” with Tania Singer, the theory of “high-low search” with Steve Alpern, and the “chain reaction theory of unemployment” and the theory of “frictional growth” with Marika Karanassou and Hector Sala. He has made seminal contributions to the design of employment subsidies and welfare accounts. He has published extensively on employment policy, the design of welfare systems, and monetary and fiscal policy, and the role of psychological motivation systems in economic decision making.

He has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world, including Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard, the European University Institute, Stockholm University, and the Vienna Institute of Advanced Studies. He has advised a variety of international organizations and national governments on macroeconomic policy, employment policy and welfare state policy. 

Contact: president-office@global-solutions-initiative.org

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