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SNOWER, DENNIS J. Print E-mail

Dennis Snower's Mug ShotPresident, Kiel Institute for World Economics, Germany
Professor of Economics, Kiel Universität, Germany

Main Topics: macroeconomics theory, unemployment, inflation, macro fluctuations, macroeconomic policy; labor economics, wage bargaining and employment levels, employment policies; microeconomic theory, information theory, imperfect competition, industrial organization

Professional Profile: Dennis Snower is President of the Kiel Institute for World Economics and holds the chair of Economic Theory at the Kiel Universität.
He was Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, Lecturer at the University of London, and Full Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He worked and taught at Columbia University, the University of Stockholm, the University of Jerusalem, the International Monetary Fund, the European University Institute, Dartmouth College, and elsewhere.
Among others he received grants and awards from the Social Science Research Council - U.K., from the Nuffield Foundation, and from ESRC. Since 1993 he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In April 1998, he joined IZA (Institute for the Study of Labour) as a research fellow.
Dennis Snower published in journals such as the American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, European Economic Review, Oxford Economic Papers, and the Economic Journal.
He is IZA Program Director for the "Welfare State Labor Market". His current research interests include issues in labour economics such as wage bargaining, the natural rate of unemployment, employment policies, and the economics of imperfect information.


  • B.A., New College, Oxford University, 1971
  • M.A., Princeton University, 1973
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1975



Selected Works:
  • D. J. Snower, Multitask Learning and the Reorganisation of Work: from Tayloristic to Holistic Organisation, with Assar Lindbeck, Journal of Labour Economics, 18, 353-376, 2000
  • D. J. Snower, Price Dynamics and Production Lags, with Assar Lindbeck, American Economic Review, 89(2), 81-88, 1999
  • D. J. Snower, How Labor Market Flexibility Affects Unemployment: Long-Term Implications of the Chain Reaction Theory, with Marika Karanassou, Economic Journal, 108, 832-849, 1998
  • D. J. Snower, Reorganization of Firms and Labor Market Inequality, with Assar Lindbeck, American Economic Review, 86(2), 315-321, 1996