Prof. Michael C. Burda, Ph.D.

Michael C. Burda is professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1993. 

His research focuses on macroeconomics and the economics of labor markets. He received his BA, MA and Ph.D. (1987) at Harvard University, USA. From 1987-1993 he was assistant professor, then associate professor of economics at the Institut Europeen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) at Fontainbleau, France, and spent 1992-3 as a German Marshall Fund Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.

With Charles Wyplosz (Geneva), he is the author of the textbook Macroeconomics: A European Text (Oxford University Press)  and has published papers on the economic origins and impacts of labor market institutions, economic integration, employment and wages, and globalization, as well as the transformation of Eastern and Central Europe and the former German Democratic Republic.

He serves in the scientific councils of the Deutsches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW),  the German Socioeconomic Panel, and the Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Since 2011, he serves as Chairman of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik.