Detailed Information

Klasen, Andreas, Prof. Dr.

Klasen,  Andreas, Prof. Dr.
Room: 3.08 Klosterstraße 14
77723 Gengenbach
International Financial Management, Strategic Decision Making, Qualitative Methods 07803 9698-4433 on appointment


Lectures (current and previous semester)

  • Internationales Finanzmanagement, B+W1154
  • Global Business Project, B+W1157
  • Qualitative Methods, B+W0022w
  • Strategic Information Management and Decision Making, B+W1315
  • Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, B+W0101
  • ECA Foundations and Principles, B+W1384
  • Cross-Border Business Issues, B+W0053w


Academic Career

Doctorate and studies in law, business administration and theology in Germany (University of Hanover and University of Wuerzburg) and the United Kingdom (Northumbria University and University of St Andrews)


Professor of International Business and Head of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University. Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Honorary Fellow in the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University and External Examiner at Cass Business School, City, University of London

Member of the Global Policy Advisory Board and member of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC Germany Steering Committee

Previously in industry and consulting, e.g. as a Partner and Economics & Policy Leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Managing Director of the official German Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agency and Airbus Group (formerly EADS) Head of Guarantees and Export Finance. Vice President of the Berne Union

Research Interests

Research Projects

  • Innovation and economic development
  • Trade policy, export credit and political risk insurance 
  • Theology and leadership

Cooperations practice

Numerous research and consultancy projects, e.g.

  • EKF Denmark's Export Credit Agency: Benchmark Study
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC): Benchmark Study
  • Finnish Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment: Assessment of the Export Financing System
  • Asian Development Bank: Export and Innovation-Led Industrial Development
  • Botswana Development Corporation: Export Promotion


Books Contributions

  • Klasen, A., ‘Staatliche Finanzierung von innovativen Exportunternehmen’, in Graumann, M. et al. (eds.) Innovationen für eine digitale Wirtschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, forthcoming.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Quo Vadis, Global Trade?’, in Klasen, A. (ed.) The Handbook of Global Trade Policy. Oxford: Wiley, forthcoming.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Trade: Gridlock and Resilience’, in Hale, T. and Held, D. (eds.) Beyond Gridlock. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 65-82.
  • Klasen, A. and Bannert, F., ‘The Future of Foreign Trade Support – An Introduction’, in Klasen, A. and Bannert, F. (ed.) The Future of Foreign Trade Support: Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance. Durham: Global Policy and Wiley.

Reviewed Papers

  • Klasen, A., ‘Modern Franciscan Leadership’, Bible and the Contemporary World Journal, forthcoming.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Strengthening Institutional Collaboration for Development and Economic Growth’, Global Policy 10, 3, pp. 397-400.
  • Klasen A., ‘Policy Instruments for Innovation, Investment and Global Trade’, Global Policy 8, 3, pp. 389-391.
  • Klasen, A. and Eicher, B., ‘Instrumente staatlicher Innovationsförderung für Infrastruktur’, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, 11, 2017.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Private Investment and Public Funds for Climate Finance’, Global Policy 6, 3, pp. 305-307.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Export Credit Guarantees and the Demand for Insurance’, CESifo Forum 15, 3, pp. 26-33.
  • Meyer, H. and Klasen, A., ‘What Governments Can Do to Support their Economies: The Case for a Strategic Econsystem’, Global Policy 4, Suppl. 1, pp. 1-9.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Growth Through Trade: What An Export Promotion Instrument Can Do’, Social Europe Report 2, 2013, pp. 35-37.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Export Credit Availability and Global Trade’, Global Policy 4, 1, pp. 108-109.
  • Bischoff, B. and Klasen, A., ‘Hermesgedeckte Exportfinanzierung’, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft 11, 2012, pp. 769-777.
  • Klasen, A., ‘Generating Economic Growth: How Governments can Help Successfully’, Global Policy 3, 2, pp. 238-241.
  • Klasen, A., ‘On the corporate demand for insurance: German exporters’ export credit guarantee demand’, NBS Research Working Papers, Vol. 8, pp. 96-100.
  • Klasen, A., ‘The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Global Trade’, Global Policy 2, 2,  pp. 220-222. 

Unreviewed Papers

  • Klasen, A. and Bärtl, M., 'Strategic benchmarking - an ECA and Exim-Bank best practice approach', Berne Union 2019 Yearbook, pp. 148-151.
  • Klasen, A. and Bärtl, M., 'ECAs im Wettbewerb: Benchmarking staatlicher Exportfinanzierungsinstrumente', ICC Germany-Magazin 7, 2018, pp. 18-20.
  • Klasen, A. and Krummaker, S., 'Risk aversion, financing and real services', Berne Union 2017 Yearbook, pp. 111-114.
  • Klasen, A., 'Quo Vadis Freihandel?', ICC Germany-Magazin 5, 2017, pp. 12-13.
  • Klasen, A., 'Applying the 'Strategic Econsystem': Trade Promotion and Economic Development in Africa', Africa Policy Review 2016/17, pp. 46-49.
  • Klasen, A. and Schoene, E., 'Erfolgsfaktor Hermesdeckungen', ICC Germany-Magazin 2, 2016, pp. 36-39.
  • Klasen, A., 'Why Academic Research Matters for Insurance Practitioners', Berne Union 2015 Yearbook, pp. 114-117.
  • Klasen, A. and Bannert, F., 'The Need for Truly Global Rules', Commonwealth Yearbook 2015, pp. 246-248.
  • Klasen, A., 'Export Promotion and Private Sector Development in Africa', GREAT insights 4,5, pp. 21-22.
  • Klasen, A., 'Standardising Export Credit in the Post-Crisis Environment', Berne Union 2014 Yearbook, pp. 52-55.
  • Klasen, A., 'Ökonomische Analysen in WTO-Streitbeilegungsverfahren', Crisis Management, 11, 2006, pp. 11-12.



  • Global Policy Advisory Board, Mitglied 
  • University of St. Andrews General Council Business Committee, Mitglied (bis 2019)
  • ICC Germany, Mitglied des Hauptausschusses
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft, Mitglied