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Juergen B. Donges, Spanish economist. Member Verein fur Socialpolitik Royal Economic Society, American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Rotary.


Donges, Juergen B. was born on October 24, 1940 in Sevilla, Spain. Son of Erich and Herta Donges.


Diploma volkswirt, University Saarbrucken, 1966. Dr rer pol, University Saarbrucken, 1969.


Research associate University Saarbrucken, 1966-1969. Research fellow Kiel Institute World Economics, Germany, 1969-1972, head development economics department Germany, 1973-1983, vice president, head department growth economics Germany, 1983-1989. Honorary professor political economy Kiel University, 1979-1990.

Professor economics University Cologne, since 1989. Director Institute Political Economic Member science council Federal Ministry Economic Cooperative, Bonn, 1973-1996. Chairman Commission on Economic Deregulation, Bonn, 1988-1991.

Member German Federal Office for Telecomms. and Post, Bonn, since 1998. Member German Council Economic Experts, 1992-2000, chairman, since 2000. Member science council European Institute Public Administration, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1981-1999.

Adviser Institute Economic Studies, Madrid, since 1984. Member advisory committee Institute International Economics, Washington, since 1986, Institute Global Economics, Seoul, since 1993. Member advisory board Research Institute International Trade and Industry, Tokyo, 1988-1997, Institute Universitario Euroforum, El Escorial, Madrid, since 1993, Trade Policy Unit Center for Policy Studies, London, since 1993.

Science board directors Atlantik-Bruecke and study group on United States, Berlin, since 1989, Research Institute of German Society Foreign Policy, Berlin, since 1994, IWH Institute Economic Research, Halle/Saale, Germany, since 1994.


  • Advisory Board, German Federal Ministry Economics Co-op.,

    Bonn, 1973. Scientific Council, European Institute, Institution Public Administration, Masstricht, Netherlands, since 1981. Adviser, German Society Foreign Policy, Bonn, since 1983.

    Institute, Institution Economics Studies, Madrid, Spain, since 1984. Consultant, various international organisations 1972. Madrid Center Economics Stud, and Communications, 1978-1983.



Early work was concentrated on testing alternative development and trade theories, with emphasis on developing countries. Then interest shifted to the analysis of the impact of economic policies on growth, resource allocation, foreign trade and foreign investment. Contributed to empirical analysis of changes in the international division of labour.

Currently engaged in research on European economic integration and on economic policy problems of West Germany. Other main work has been in analysing Spain’s economic growth in comparative perspective.


Member Verein fur Socialpolitik Royal Economic Society, American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Rotary.


Married María Cruz Gutiérrez, June 14, 1966. Children: Daniel Eduardo, Martín Andrés.

Erich Donges

Herta Donges

María Cruz Gutiérrez

Daniel Eduardo Donges

Martín Andrés Donges