Prof. Dr. Thomas Straubhaar is a full-time Professor of Economics at the University of Hamburg. From 1999 to 2014, he was the president of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics. Prior to that, he researched and taught at the University of California at Berkeley as a Postdoctoral Fellow, followed by a position as Lecturer or (Assistant) Professor at the universities of Bern, Basel, Konstanz, Freiburg im Breisgau, and at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. He has been a (non-resident) fellow of the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C., as well as a Theodor Heuss Visiting Professor at ITAM and UNAM in Mexico City.
Prof. Straubhaar is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Koerber Foundation, the Edmund Siemers Foundation, and the Nordakademie Foundation. A member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, his main research interests include international economic relations, European integration, transatlantic relations, and population economics with a focus on migration.