Klasen, Andreas

Klasen, Andreas

Prof. Dr. 
International Financial Management, Strategic Decision Making, Qualitative Methods
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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 Director of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University. 

In addition, Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland and Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. Also served as Visiting Scholar in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, Senior Honorary Fellow in the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University and as External Examiner at Bayes 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 (ex EADS) Head of Guarantees and Export Finance. Vice President of the Berne Union.

Research Interests

Research Projects

  • Innovation, industrial policy and economic development
  • Export credits and climate finance 
  • Trade policy and global exconomic governance


Books Contributions

Klasen, A. (2022) Innovative Financing Schemes in Public Management. In: Schedler, K. (ed.) Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 247-252.

Klasen, A. (2022) Digitalisierung staatlicher Wirtschaftsförderung. In: Graumann, M., Burkhardt, A. & Wenger, T. (eds.) Aspekte des Managements der Digitalisierung. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, pp. 217-233.

Klasen, A. (2022) Coronahilfen für die Exportwirtschaft. In: Breyer-Mayländer, T., Zerres, C., Müller, A. & Rahnenführer, K. (eds.) Die Corona-Transformation. Wiesbaden: Springer Gablerpp. 271-277.

Klasen, A. (2020) Quo Vadis, Global Trade?. In: Klasen, A. (ed.) The Handbook of Global Trade Policy. Oxford: Wiley, pp. 3-21.

Klasen, A. (2020) Staatliche Finanzierung für innovative Exportunternehmen. In: Graumann, M., Müller, A. & Weiß, H.-J. (eds.) Innovationen für eine digitale Wirtschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, pp. 199-224.

Klasen, A. (2017) Trade: Gridlock and Resilience. In: Hale, T. & Held, D. (eds.) Beyond Gridlock. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 65-82.

Klasen, A. & Bannert, F. (2015) The Future of Foreign Trade Support – An Introduction. In: Klasen, A. & Bannert, F. (eds.) The Future of Foreign Trade Support: Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance. Oxford: Wiley, pp. 1-4.

Reviewed Papers

Klasen, A., Wanjiru, R., Henderson, J. & Philipps, J. (2022) Export Finance and the Green Transition. Global Policy. 13(5), pp. 710-720.

Jennekens, B. & Klasen, A. (2022) How “safe” is the WTO “safe haven”? A need to modernise disciplines for officially supported export credits. Journal of International Trade Law and Policy. 22(1). https://doi.10.1108/JITLP-05-2022-0012

Søndergaard-Jensen, M. & Klasen, A. (2022) Financing the Green Transition in Times of Crisis. Global Policy. 13(4), pp. 523-525.

Klasen, A. (2021) Africa after COVID-19: Reshaping Regional Trade Finance. Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance. 6(1), pp. 22-25.

Gisiger, M. & Klasen, A. (2021) Les agences publiques de crédit à l’exportation en concurrence. La Vie économique. 5(2021), pp. 37-38.

Klasen, A. (2020) Modern Franciscan Leadership. Bible and the Contemporary World Journal. 2(1), pp. 1-51.

Roth, M. & Klasen, A. (2020) Infrastrukturexporte: Schweiz stärkt ihre Position. Die Volkswirtschaft. 4(2020), pp. 47-49.

Klasen, A. (2019) Strengthening Institutional Collaboration for Development and Economic Growth. Global Policy. 10(3), pp. 397-400.

Klasen, A. (2017) Policy Instruments for Innovation, Investment and Global Trade. Global Policy. 8(3), pp. 389-391.

Klasen, A. & Eicher, B. (2017) Instrumente staatlicher Innovationsfinanzierung für Infrastruktur. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft. 11(2017), pp. 726-734.

Klasen, A. (2015) Private Investment and Public Funds for Climate Finance. Global Policy. 6(3), pp. 305-307.

Klasen, A. (2014) Export Credit Guarantees and the Demand for Insurance. CESifo Forum. 15(3), pp. 26-33.

Meyer, H. & Klasen, A. (2013) What Governments Can Do to Support their Economies: The Case for a Strategic Econsystem. Global Policy. 4 ( Suppl. 1), pp. 1-9.

Klasen, A. (2013) Growth Through Trade: What An Export Promotion Instrument Can Do. Social Europe Report. 2(2013), pp. 35-37.

Klasen, A. (2013) Export Credit Availability and Global Trade. Global Policy. 4(1), pp. 108-109.

Bischoff, B. & Klasen, A. (2012) Hermesgedeckte Exportfinanzierung. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft. 11(2012), pp. 769-777.

Klasen, A. (2012) Generating Economic Growth: How Governments can Help Successfully. Global Policy. 3(2), pp. 238-241.

Klasen, A. (2011) The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Global Trade. Global Policy. 2(2), pp. 220-222.

Unreviewed Papers

Klasen, A., Wanjiru, R., Henderson, J. & Phillips, J. (2021) Export Credits and the Climate Transition.IfTI Working Paper Series. No. 24-2021. Available from: https://ifti.hs-offenburg.de/fileadmin/Sonstige_Unterseiten/ifti/files/Publications/24_Export_credits_and_the_Climate_Transition.pdf

Hale, T., Klasen, A., Ebner, N., Krämer, B. & Kantzelis, A. (2021) Towards Net Zero export credit: Current approaches and next steps. Blavatnik School of Government Working Paper Series. BSG-WP-2021/042. Available from: https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/publications/towards-net-zero-export-credit-current-approaches-and-next-steps

Bronswijk, A., Gabriel, R., Hale, T. & Klasen, A. (2020) Working towards a commitment to net zero. Berne Union Yearbook. 2020, pp. 153-157.

Klasen, A. (2020) Who Delivers? European Support Measures for Exporters in Times of Corona Crisis. Global Policy Online, available from: https://tinyurl.com/gpopinion. 

Klasen, A. & Bärtl, M. (2019) Strategic benchmarking – an ECA and Exim-Bank best practice approach. Berne Union Yearbook. 2019, pp. 148-151.

Klasen, A. & Bärtl, M. (2018) ECAs im Wettbewerb: Benchmarking staatlicher Exportfinanzierungsinstrumente. ICC Germany-Magazin. 7(2018), pp. 18-20.

Klasen, A. & Krummaker, S. (2017) Risk aversion, financing and real services. Berne Union Yearbook 2017, pp. 111-114.

Klasen, A. (2017) Quo Vadis Freihandel: Stillstand oder neue Pfade. ICC Germany-Magazin. 5(2017), pp. 12-14.

Klasen, A. & Krummaker, S. (2016) Demand for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance. Berne Union Yearbook 2016, pp. 105-107.

Klasen, A. (2016) Applying the ‘Strategic Econsystem‘: Trade Promotion and Economic Development in Africa: Africa Policy Review 2016/17, pp. 46-49.

Klasen, A. & Schoene, E. (2016) Erfolgsfaktor Hermesdeckungen, ICC Germany-Magazin. 2( 2016), pp. 36-39.

Klasen, A. (2015) Why Academic Research Matters for Insurance Practitioners. Berne Union 2015 Yearbook, pp. 114-117.

Klasen, A. & Bannert, F. (2015) The Need for Truly Global Rules. Commonwealth Yearbook 2015, pp. 246-248.

Klasen, A. (2015) Export Promotion and Private Sector Development in Africa. GREAT Insights. 4(5), pp. 21-22.

Klasen, A. (2006) Ökonomische Analysen in WTO-Streitbeilegungsverfahren. crisis management. 11(2006), pp. 11-12.

Preliminary interviews

  • Afreximbank Annual General Meeting, Moscow: “Leveraging DFIs/ECAs for Economic Transformation”
  • Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference, Cape Town: “Export Credit in Africa: The Best Way Forward?”
  • Aman Union Annual Meeting, Doha: “ECAs and their importance in Trade Finance”
  • Asian Development Bank Financing Partners Forum, Manila: "Changing Priorities of Private Sector Investments"
  • Berne Union Spring Meeting, Warsaw: “The Global CEO Survey - Demand for Insurance” 
  • BMWi Workshop on Export Finance, International Working Group, Berlin: “Case Studies on Structured Finance” 
  • British German Forum Wilton Park, Steyning: “The Economic Shift to Emerging Powers“
  • DVfVW German Insurance Association Conference, Vienna: "Demand for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance”
  • Energy Underwriting Specialist Meeting, Nairobi: “Energy and Climate Finance: Policy, Governance and Economics”
  • EU Export Credits Working Group, Tallinn: “Gridlock and Resilience in Trade - Globalisation and its Challanges”
  • G20 Workshop on Mobilising Private Sector Climate Finance, Copenhagen: “High level panel discussion on findings”
  • Global Convention Insuring Export Credit & Political Risk, London: “Navigating Economic Promotion: Smart Metering, Strategic Decisions” 
  • Global Export Finance Conference, Barcelona: “Global Trade and Economic Outlook ”
  • Global Policy Discussion, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London: “Promoting global trade”
  • ICC Conference, Munich: “Chancen und Risiken in der Handels- und Exportfinanzierung”
  • ICIEC Anniversary Seminar, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah: “Supporting Developing Countries’ Exports and Investment Flows”
  • ICISA Annual Meeting, Stockholm: "More Information for Growing Business: Global Insurance Data Report"
  • Ifo Institute Conference “Ausländische Direktinvestitionen”, Munich: “Ausländische Direktinvestitionen und aktuelle Herausforderungen”
  • Innovation Week UAE Ministry of Finance Seminar, Dubai: "Innovative Financing and Financing Innovation"
  • OECD Export Credits Forum, Paris: “Coherence of Development and Trade Finance”
  • St Gallen Symposium, St. Gallen: “Successful Aircraft Financing”
  • Trade Credit Insurance Summit, Dubai: “Promoting Exports and Intra-Regional Trade”
  • World Export Development Forum, Doha: “Innovative Financing to Internationalise SMEs”
  • WTO Public Forum, Geneva: “Trade Finance for SMEs: Policy, Instruments and Innovation”
  • WTO Public Forum, Geneva: “New Trade Initiatives in the OIC Region: Toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”