Diploma Volkswirt, University Cologne, Germany, 1977. Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences, University Cologne, Germany, 1983.
Assistant, U. Cologne, 1978; professor, HTWK Leipzig, Germany, since 1993; dean of faculty, HTWK Leipzig, Germany, 1994-1995.
Member Association of Comparative Economics Studies, American Economics Association, Verein fur Socialpolitik.
Married Margret Heen, June 7, 1944.