Holger Görg

Holger Görg is Professor of International Economics at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Before joining Kiel he was at University College Cork, University of Ulster, and Nottingham University, where he still retains an affiliation as research fellow in the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). He is also affiliated with the Tuborg Research Centre for Globalisation and Firms at Aarhus University, and IZA. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

His main research interests are in applied international trade issues, in particular related to foreign direct investment, international outsourcing, trade and labour markets. He received the Gossen Award from the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) in 2009.

Content by Holger Görg
  • Blog post

    Attracting quality foreign direct investment in developing countries

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries has a bad reputation. In some discussions, it is presented as tantamount to postcolonial exploitation of raw materials and cheap labour. However, recent data shows that FDI in developing countries increasingly flows to medium and high-skilled manufacturing sectors, involving elevated income levels (Figure 1). What’s...

    19 Oct 2017 | Theodore Moran, Holger Görg, Adnan Seric, Christiane Krieger-Boden