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Dr. Tim Stuchtey

Dr. Tim H. Stuchtey is the managing director of the Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit (BIGS), a homeland security think-tank based in Potsdam, Germany. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director of the Business & Economics Program at AICGS. He works on various issues concerning economic policy, the economy of security, the classic German ‘Ordnungspolitik,’ and the economics of higher education.

Dr. Stuchtey studied economics with a major in international trade and international management and graduated in 1995 from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. In 2001 he earned a Ph.D. from the Technische Universität Berlin in economics, which he obtained for his work in public finance and higher education policy. He worked as an economist for the German Employers Association and as a university administrator both at Technische and Humboldt-Universität Berlin. He was also the managing director for the Humboldt Institution on Transatlantic Issues, a Berlin-based think tank affiliated with Humboldt-Universität.

He has published a number of articles, working papers, and books on higher education governance and finance and on other questions of the so-called ‘Ordnungspolitik.’ He is a frequent contributor to the AICGS Advisor, writing mainly about the financial crisis, the global recession, and the political attempts to return to a stable growth path.

Dr. Tim Stuchtey's Archive

A Small Step for the German Government, a Giant Leap for Germany’s Universities

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AICGS Senior Fellow Dr. Tim Stuchtey explains the attempts at constitutional reform in Germany regarding higher education and the positive outcomes of such a move.

Deutschlands Erfolg zu Zeiten der Eurokrise: Auf Kosten der anderen oder besser als der Rest?

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Diese Veröffentlichung im Rahmen des von der Bundesregierung finanzierten ERP Programms bildet den Abschluss des gemeinsam mit BIGS durchgeführten Projekts „The End of the Years of Plenty“  und untersucht die Position Deutschlands in der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise. Die beiden Autoren, Tim Stuchtey und Chase Gummer, erklären warum ohne ein Verständnis des Ordoliberalisms… Read more >

The End of the Years of Plenty? American and German Responses to the Economic Crisis


Policy Report 49 analyzes the policy responses of Germany and the United States to the continued economic and financial unrest. The authors examine the origins of Germany’s economic policy and order as well as the current role Germany is playing in the European economy. They also analyze implications for European integration, security issues, and the transatlantic partnership.They argue that because the Great Recession had different economic effects in Germany and the U.S., policymakers’ responses differed as well. But, once the economic circumstances converge, economic policy in Germany and the U.S. will also become similar again.

Stand Up and Fight is the Message Philipp Rösler Sent from Frankfurt

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At their party convention this past weekend, Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) made one thing clear: they intend to push forward in the face of mounting criticism. In his essay Stand Up and Fight is the Message Philipp Rösler Sent from Frankfurt, Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Managing Director of the Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit (BIGS) and Director of the Business & Economics Program at AICGS, examines what was covered at the convention, as well as the remarks made by FDP Chairman Philipp Rösler.

Buying Time

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In his essay Buying Time, Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Managing Director of the Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit (BIGS) and Director of the Business & Economics Program at AICGS, takes a look at the underlying issues of the current financial crisis in Europe and asks whether the current model in Germany can be repeated elsewhere within the euro zone.

Global Economic Imbalances and International Security: Perils and Prospects

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Despite improvements in the American and European financial markets in 2010, the fiscal crisis in Greece and the continually rising U.S. deficit have caused a decline of trust in the capital markets and have overshadowed any growth in the real economy. Overcoming the recession and returning to a sustainable growth pattern, however, is of paramount importance for the wealth and security of all nations, write AICGS Business & Economics Program Director Dr. Tim Stuchtey and S. Chase Gummer. In Issue Brief #39, Stuchtey and Gummer examine existing global economic imbalances and the impact these imbalances have on international security.

Miracles are Possible

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In light of the current economic crisis, Americans sometimes wonder why Germany, the world exporting champion, is not taking more action to spur on its economy. Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Senior Fellow and Director of the Business and Economics Program at AICGS, writes that to understand Germany’s actions (or lack thereof), one must understand the concept of Ordnungspolitik and how it has shaped Germany’s economic policy over the past sixty years. In his essay, Dr. Stuchtey gives an overview of Ordnungspolitik and suggests ways how this concept can help to end the current crisis.

Climate and Energy Policies in the United States and Germany: Lessons for the Future


AICGS recently completed a project to address the climate and energy challenges with the generous support of the Daimler-Fonds im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, resulting in this Issue Brief and the following three Policy Reports which focus on some of the many aspects of the climate and energy puzzle.
In AICGS Issue Brief 29, Tim Stuchtey and Kirsten Verclas analyze the policy recommendations that come from the three Policy Reports and look at the political implications of these recommendations, focusing on emission trading, biofuels, and current climate-friendly technologies.