Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth is an economist and research director at the Foundation for Economic Governance and Public Law (Stiftung für Ordnungspolitik und Staatsrecht) in Liechtenstein.
He has a master’s degree in economics from Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, a PhD from Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, and a second PhD from the Private University of Witten/Herdecke. His thesis was on “Democracy as a Discovery Procedure. Evolutionary Assessments of the Political Process.”
Dr. Wohlgemuth served as director of Open Europe Berlin, professor of international governance in the Law and Economics department at the University of Bayreuth, Germany and managing research associate at the Walter Eucken Institute in Freiburg. He is a professorial tutor in the “Social Market Economy” postgraduate program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; a research associate at the Centre for European Studies in Brussels, Belgium; associate fellow at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a guest professor at the CEVRO Institute in Prague.
His major fields of research are in new institutional economics, economic theories of politics (Public Choice Theory), theories of economic systems, evolutionary economics, social and legal philosophy and the history of ideas.
These have applications mainly concerning European governance and integration, institutions and processes of democratic governance, globalization and inter-jurisdictional competition, public opinion formation and political leadership and political reform.
Dr. Wohlgemuth speaks German, English and French. He writes extensively on economic subjects for newspapers, magazines, university publications and blogs; he also has written and edited numerous books on economics.