Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling

Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development 

+49 (0) 361/737-4691
House 39/ Room 0111
Office Hours:
Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
(please arrange an appointment beforehand)     

Before coming to the Willy Brandt School, Achim Kemmerling worked as Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest teaching courses on methodology, public policy and development. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and an M.A. in International Political Economy from Warwick University. He has published in academic journals of various disciplines (e.g. World Development, Journal of Common Market Studies, Socio-Economic Review) on a wide range of issues from taxation and fiscal policies, to social and labor market policies, and to the environment. His monograph "Taxing the Working Poor" (Edward Elgar 2009) deals with the political and economic tradeoffs between redistribution and job incentives for poor workers. He has worked as a consultant to the German parliament, the German Society for Technical Cooperation (former GTZ, now GIZ), the Open Society Foundation and the European Investment Bank. Currently, he is writing on a book about human progress and the role of public policy.

Courses taught at the Brandt School

  • Comparative Public Policy (with Prof. Dr. Heike Grimm) (WS 17/18)

  • EPP- and IA-Module: Do Aid Policies Work? European and International Experiences (WS 17/18)

Marvin Zeuner


Marvin Zeuner

Phone:      +49 (0)361 / 737-4690
Office:      House 039 / Room 0109
Office Hours:      Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 - 15:00 hrs


On September 21, Professor Achim Kemmerling presented the latest publication of Dr. David Graeber on ‘bullshit jobs’ as part of the Erfurter Herbstlese, a series of lectures on literature...

Read more

Dr. Kemmerling's 'Politics of Reform' class had the pleasure of attending Dr. Thilo Bodenstein's guest lecture on July 3, covering the topic of democratic backslide. Dr. Thilo Bodenstein is...

Read more