Klasen, Andreas, Prof. Dr.

Klasen, Andreas, Prof. Dr.
Room: 3.08 Klosterstraße 14
77723 Gengenbach
07803 9698-4433 andreas.klasen@hs-offenburg.de nach Vereinbarung Work Areas : International Financial Management, Strategic Decision Making, Qualitative Methods


Lectures (current and previous semester)

  • Strategic Information Management and Decision Making, B+W1315
  • ECA Foundations and Principles, B+W1384
  • Cross-Border Business Issues, B+W0053w
  • Qualitative Methods, B+W0022w
  • Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, B+W0101
  • Internationales Finanzmanagement (engl.), B+W1154
  • Global Business Project (engl.), B+W1157
  • Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Englisch), B+W0101E
  • International Financial Management (engl.), B+W1114
  • Global Business Research Project (engl.), B+W1116
  • Risk Management, B+W735
  • Finance & Investment, B+W718


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


Books Contributions

  • Klasen, A. (2020) Staatliche Finanzierung für innovative Exportunternehmen. In: Graumann, M., Mueller, A. & Weiß, H.-J. (eds.) Innovationen für eine digitale Wirtschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, pp. 199-224.
  • Klasen, A. (2019) Quo Vadis, Global Trade?. In: Klasen, A. (ed.) The Handbook of Global Trade Policy. Oxford: Wiley, pp. 3-21.
  • 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. (ed.) The Future of Foreign Trade Support: Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance. Oxford: Wiley, pp. 1-4.


  • Klasen, A. (2019) The Handbook of Global Trade Policy. Oxford: Wiley.
  • Klasen, A. & Bannert, F. (2015) The Future of Foreign Trade Support: Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance. Oxford: Wiley.
  • Klasen, A. & Meyer, H. (2013) Economic Policy, Governance and Institutions in Times of Crisis. Global Policy. 4(Suppl. 1).

Reviewed Papers

  • Klasen, A. (2020) Modern Franciscan Leadership. Bible and the Contemporary World Journal. 2(1), 1-51.
  • Klasen, A. (2019) Strengthening Institutional Collaboration for Development and Economic Growth. Global Policy. 10(3), 397-400.
  • Klasen, A. (2017) Policy Instruments for Innovation, Investment and Global Trade. Global Policy. 8(3), 389-391.
  • Klasen, A. & Eicher, B. (2017) Instrumente staatlicher Innovationsförderung für Infrastruktur. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft. 11(2017), 726-734.
  • Klasen, A. (2015) Private Investment and Public Funds for Climate Finance. Global Policy. 6(3), 305-307.
  • Klasen, A. (2014) Export Credit Guarantees and the Demand for Insurance. CESifo Forum. 15(3), 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), 1-9.
  • Klasen, A. (2013) Growth Through Trade: What An Export Promotion Instrument Can Do. Social Europe Report. 2(2013), 35-37.
  • Klasen, A. (2013) Export Credit Availability and Global Trade. Global Policy 4(1), 108-109.
  • Bischoff, B. & Klasen, A. (2012) Hermesgedeckte Exportfinanzierung. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft. 11(2012), 769-777.
  • Klasen, A. (2012) Generating Economic Growth: How Governments can Help Successfully. Global Policy 3(2), 238-241.
  • Klasen, A. (2011) The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Global Trade. Global Policy 2(2), 220-222. 

Unreviewed Papers

  • Roth, M. & Klasen, A. (2020) Infrastrukturexporte: Schweiz stärkt ihre Position, Die Volkswirtschaft. 3-4(2020), forthcoming
  • Klasen, A. & Bärtl, M. (2019) Strategic benchmarking - an ECA and Exim-Bank best practice approach, Berne Union Yearbook. 2019, 148-151.
  • Klasen, A. & Bärtl, M. (2018) ECAs im Wettbewerb: Benchmarking staatlicher Exportfinanzierungsinstrumente. ICC Germany-Magazin. 7(2018), 18-20.
  • Klasen, A. & Krummaker, S. (2017) Risk aversion, financing and real services. Berne Union Yearbook. 2017, 111-114.
  • Klasen, A. (2017) Quo Vadis Freihandel?. ICC Germany-Magazin. 5(2017), 12-13.
  • Klasen, A. (2016) Applying the 'Strategic Econsystem': Trade Promotion and Economic Development in Africa. Africa Policy Review. 2016/17, 46-49.
  • Klasen, A. & Schoene, E. (2016) Erfolgsfaktor Hermesdeckungen. ICC Germany-Magazin. 2(2016), 36-39.
  • Klasen, A. (2015) Why Academic Research Matters for Insurance Practitioners. Berne Union Yearbook. 2015, 114-117.
  • Klasen, A. & Bannert, F. (2015) The Need for Truly Global Rules. Commonwealth Yearbook. 2015, 246-248.
  • Klasen, A. (2015) Export Promotion and Private Sector Development in Africa. GREAT insights. 4(5), 21-22.
  • Klasen, A. (2006) Ökonomische Analysen in WTO-Streitbeilegungsverfahren. Crisis Management. 11(2006), 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”



  • 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