Prof. Dr. Jens Südekum

Professor for International Economics

Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) 
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 
Universitaetsstr. 1 
40225 Duesseldorf

Building 24.31, Room 02.13
Tel.: 0211-81-11622

Educational Background


PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Georg-August-University Göttingen


Diploma in Economics (Dipl.- Volkswirt), Georg-August-University Göttingen and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)


since 04/2014

Professor for International Economics, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf – Department of Business Administration and Economics and Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)


Professor for Microeconomics and International Trade, University of Duisburg-Essen – Mercator School of Management


Interim professor, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz


Assistant professor of Economics, University of Konstanz


Research assistant, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg


Doctoral researcher and research assistant – Georg-August-University Göttingen 

Representative Publications

  • Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany (with Wolfgang Dauth and Sebastian Findeisen), forthcoming in: American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 2017.
  • Verlierer(-regionen) der Globalisierung in Deutschland: Wer? Warum? Was tun? (with Wolfgang Dauth and Sebastian Findeisen), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2017.
  • City Age and City Size (with Kristian Giesen), European Economic Review, 2014.
  • The Rise of the East and the Far East: German Labor Markets and Trade Integration (with Wolfgang Dauth und Sebastian Findeisen), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014.
  • Global Sourcing of Complex Production Processes (with Christian Schwarz), Journal of International Economics, 2014.

  • Trade, Wages, and Productivity (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion und Yasusada Murata), International Economic Review, 2014.
  • Subsidizing Firm Entry in Open Economies (with Michael Pflüger), Journal of Public Economics, 2013.
  • Dialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchange (with Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich und Alfred Lameli), Journal of Urban Economics, 2012.

Current Research

  • Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy (with Fabrice Defever and Christian Fischer), published in: Journal of International Economics, 2016
  • Asymmetric Spiders: Supplier Heterogeneity and the Organization of Firms (with Verena Nowak and Christian Schwarz), published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2016
  • Spatial frictions (with Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion and Yasusada Murata), CEPR Discussion Paper 8572, 2011

Teaching and Research Interests

Jens Suedekum's main research interests are in the areas of international trade, regional and urban economics, and industrial organization. He has published numerous scholarly articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Jens is a research fellow at CEPR, the CESifo network, IZA, and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). He is a co-editor of the renowned Journal of Regional Science, and a member of the editorial board at the Journal of Urban Economics and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Moreover, Jens is the current chairman of the field committee for regional economics and elected member of the committee for international economics at the German Economics Association (VfS). He has received various prizes for his research, for example the EPAINOS award of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), and has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Indiana University Bloomington, among others.


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