Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member, Hamburg City Parliament, 1982-1991. Senator for Science and Research, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, June since 1991. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1991.
Scientific assistant. Institute for Finance Studies, University of Hamburg, 1974-1979. Scientific Employee, Senate Chancellery.
Hamburg, 1979-1981; Professor of Economics, Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Politik, 1981-1991.