1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Manfred Nitsch

Collaborating Researcher

Manfred Nitsch wrote a think piece for the Road to Addis series. At the time of his collaboration, he was emeritus professor of economics and political economy of Latin America at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. His areas of research, teaching and consulting include: International economic relations, development cooperation, monetary theory and reforms, banking, microfinance, pension reforms, biofuels, Amazonian Studies, sustainability, and Catholic social doctrines in Latin America. He studied of economics, business education, sociology and languages in Goettingen (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), Middlebury College, Vt. (USA) and Munich (Germany); he took a Doctorate in economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich in 1968, and conducted post-doctoral research and academic teaching at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Munich, and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Research Institute for International Relations and Security), Ebenhausen/Munich prior to becoming a professor in Berlin.