Klasen, Andreas

Klasen, Andreas

Prof. Dr. 
Global Business; International Financial Management; International Economic Law
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Academic Career

Educated at Leibniz University Hannover, Northumbria University and the University of St Andrews, studying law, business and theology and receiving a doctoral degree in finance.


Professor of International Business at Offenburg, as well as Honorary Research Associate in the Oxford Smith School at the University of Oxford.

Also served as Visiting Professor at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Visiting Scholar in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, 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.

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

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

Cooperations practice

Numerous research and consultancy projects, e.g.

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • Dutch Ministry of Finance
  • Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI)
  • Finnish Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
  • Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV 


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. & Janus, H. (2023) Improving Export Credit Agency Impact Through Full Faith and Credit. Journal of World Trade. 57(5), 789-808.

Klasen, A. & Vassard, J. (2023) The New OECD Arrangement on Export Credits: Breakthrough or Bad Compromise?. Global Policy. 14(5), 958-961.

Klasen, A. & Jennekens, I. (2023) Neues Regelwerk für staatliche Exportfinanzierung. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft. 12(2023), 789-795.

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), 1-14.

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

Schedler, K. & Klasen, A. (2023) Do service models matter for ECAs and EXIMs? Berne Union BUlletin. April 2023. Available from: https://www.berneunion.org/Articles/Details/759/Do-service-models-matter-for-ECAs-and-EXIMs 

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

Conferences and Presentations (selected)


  • ‘UN-convened Net-Zero Export Credit Agencies Alliance Launch’, COP28, Dubai - Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Trade Finance’, G20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) Conference, Mumbai – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Climate Finance‘, OECD ESG Practitioners, Paris – Invited Moderator and Speaker


  • ‘Turning Policy Ambitions into Effective Action‘, OPEC Fund Development Forum 2022 – Driving Resilience and Equity, Vienna – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Managing the Green Transition in Times of Crisis‘, IfTI Global Symposium 2022, Offenburg – Chair and Moderator
  • ‘Better Together – Fostering Trade and Innovation‘, Prague Club Committee Biennial Meeting 2022, Dubai – Invited Speaker 


  • ‘Export Credits and the Climate Transition‘, E3F Export Finance for Future Ministerial hosted by the Dutch Government, Online Virtual – Invited Speaker 
  • ‘Fachforum Finanzierung‘, Außenwirtschaftstage 2021 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Online Virtual – Invited Speaker 
  • ‘ECAs and Climate Action – An Overview‘, Dutch Government Stakeholder Meeting 2021, Online Virtual – Invited Speaker


  • ‘ECAs and Exim-Banks Today: From Insurer of Last Resort to Trade Creator’, Berne Union 2020 Annual General Meeting, Online Virtual – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Strengthening Finance and Trade Resilience to Global Pandemic‘, 3rd East African Banking and Microfinance Forum, Online Virtual – Invited Speaker
  • ‘El seguro de crédito a la exportación: Evelucíon o revoluciónución?’, XII Conferencia CESCE 2020, Madrid – Invited Speaker


  • ‘Leveraging DFIs/ECAs for Economic Transformation’, Afreximbank Annual General Meeting 2019, Moscow – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Changes in the Global Landscape of Trade and Development Finance‘, EU Think Tank Meeting, Copenhagen – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Creating Impact: How Export Credit Instruments Can Innovate’, Convention Insuring Export Credit & Political Risk, London – Invited Moderator and Speaker


  • ‘The Arrangement at 40 and the ECG at 55: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges‘, OECD Export Credits Forum, Paris – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Changing Priorities of Private Sector Investments‘, Asian Development Bank Financing Partners Forum, Manila – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘International Institutions and the World Economy’, Model United Nations, Durham University, Durham – Invited Speaker


  • ‘New Trade Initiatives: Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’, WTO Public Forum, Geneva – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Chancen und Risiken in der Handels- und Exportfinanzierung’, ICC-Konferenz, Munich – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Gridlock and Resilience in Trade – Globalisation and its Challenges’, Export Credits Working Group of the Council of the European Union, Tallinn – Invited Speaker


  • ‘Demand for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance’ (with Simone Krummaker, University of London), DVfVW Jahrestagung, Vienna – Speaker 
  • ‘Trade Finance for SMEs: Instruments, Policy and Innovation’, WTO Public Forum, Geneva – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Energy and Climate Finance: Policy, Governance and Economics’ (with Thomas Hale, Oxford University), BU Energy Specialist Meeting, Nairobi – Invited Speaker


  • ‘Innovative Financing and Financing Innovation’, Innovation Week, UAE Ministry of Finance Seminar, Dubai – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Capacity Building and Risk Sharing in Emerging Markets’, Convention Insuring Export Credit & Political Risk, London – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Innovative Funding to Internationalise SMEs’, ITC World Export Development Forum, Doha – Invited Speaker


  • ‘State Export Credit Guarantees and the Demand for Insurance’, ifo-Konferenz ‘State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalized World’, Munich – Speaker
  • ‘Supporting Developing Countries’ Exports and Investment Flows‘, ICIEC Seminar Supporting Trade and Investments, Jeddah – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Navigating Economic Promotion: Smart Metering, Strategic Decisions‘, Global Convention Insuring Export Credit & Political Risk, London – Invited Speaker


  • ‘ECA High Level Panel Discussion on Findings’, G20 Workshop on Mobilising Private Sector Climate Finance, Copenhagen – Invited Moderator and Speaker
  • ‘Unleashing the Potential: ECAs and their Importance in Trade Finance‘, Aman Union Annual Meeting, Doha – Invited Speaker
  • ‘Basel III – Impact on ECA and Trade Finance‘, Berne Union Spring Meeting, New York – Speaker


  • ‘Promoting Global Trade’, Global Policy Discussion, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London – Chair and Moderator 
  • ‘Export Finance: Enjoying a Boom‘, Annual Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference, Cape Town – Invited Speaker
  • ‘The Economic Shift to Emerging Powers‘, British German Forum Wilton Park, Steyning – Invited Speaker



Risk Management and Insurance Review; Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance; Frontiers in Environmental Science; Global Policy; Climate and Development; Humanistic Management Journal