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Prof. Dr. Harald Sander

Prof. Dr. Harald Sander

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3419

Jean Monnet Chair “Europe in the Global Economy”

Welcome to the Jean Monnet Chair “Europe in the Global Economy” held by Prof. Dr. Harald Sander at Technische Hochschule Köln.

To secure past achievements and to prosper further, the European Union relies on the outside world as much as it needs to foster and secure European integration. Regional and global integration need to interact not only to provide markets and production locations, but also and increasingly so as a source of ideas and finally successful innovations, which are at the heart of wealth creation. Key activities of the Jean Monnet Chair are therefore:

  • Two summer schools on European integration and Europe’s role in the world economy   offered jointly to both, non-European and home institution students with a view on increasing the international student research collaboration.
  • Developing new and innovative teaching methodologies for the summer schools, which will be instrumental for offering seminars and summer school on European issues at partner universities.
  • Extending and developing research collaborations on applied European issues with partner institution of the summer schools.

Next to these core activities, the Jean Monnet Chair occasionally organizes events such as public lectures on European issues at TH Köln and gives lectures at partner universities and interested third parties.  Inquiries about possibilities for international collaboration are highly welcomed.

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New publication on European banking market integration

July 2022, 2022 – A new paper by Harald Sander (jointly written with Stefanie Kleimeier) is just published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal "Economic Modelling". The study scrutinizes European banking market integration after 20 years with the Euro for 12 Eurozone countries before, during and after the Eurozone crisis from 2003 to 2019, employing a novel combination of state-of-the-art network analyses and estimates of bilateral interest rate linkages. It unveils that the Eurozone crisis has fundamentally and persistently disrupted this network beyond the crisis period. 

The paper is available open access at:

The Jean-Monnet Chair welcomes Dr. Kateryna Syniakova from Kherson State University, Ukraine

May 9, 2022 - Kateryna will contribute several lectures in the GETEUROPEAN Summer School. She is an outstanding scholar in strategic and human resource management with ample practical experience regarding the vibrant new technology industry in Ukraine. Kateryna had to leave her home town, which is currently occupied by Russian troops, and has found a place to stay with her family near Cologne. We are excited to have her with us at TH Köln. She will be an asset for the TH in general, and the Summer School in particular.

Journal of Banking and Finance Special Section “Financial Globalization and Its Spillovers” now published

March 24, 2020 - On 16 and 17 February, 2017 the EU Erasmus+ sponsored Jean-Monnet workshop on “Financial Globalization and Its Spillovers” took place at the Technische Hochschule Köln and Maastricht University, jointly organized by Joscha Beckmann, Ansgar Belke, Stefanie Kleimeier and Harald Sander. This special section of the Journal of Banking and Finance presents five papers from the workshop.

Prof. Sander's editorial (jointly written with Joscha Beckmann and Stefanie Kleimeier) presents the papers in a broader context, highlighting “the importance of bringing the finance and macroeconomic literature closer together in order to gain deeper insights into to effects of financial spillovers.”

The editorial can be openly accessed until April 28, 2020 under this LINK.

More information on the workshop on “Financial Globalization and Its Spillovers” and on other Jean-Monnet events can be obtained under this LINK.

Prof. Dr. Harald Sander

Prof. Dr. Harald Sander

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3419