Dorothea Schäfer, dr. habil. rer. Pol., Dipl.-Vw., Research Director Financial Markets at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Adjunct Professor of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University; Editor-in-Chief Eurosian Economic Review (EAER), director of various research projects and a. funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the EU Commission, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Foundation for Money and Currency. Schäfer was a reviewer for the EU Commission and the BMBF. She was chair of the commission for the evaluation of SAFE for LOEWE (state initiative for the development of scientific and economic excellence, Hesse), awarded with the Best Paper Award of the German Financial Industry Association in the year 2001 and the DIW Berlin in 2002.
She has written in magazines, Journal of Financial Stability, International Journal of Money and Finance, Economics of Transition, Journal of Comperative Economics, Small Business Economics, Economic Modeling and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics published. She is regularly invited as an expert in federal committees, including in the Finance Committee of the Bundestag, and holds lectures on financial market policy topics in Germany and abroad.
Schäfer was a member of the "Progress Forum" (organized by the FES, Hans Böckler Foundation, Otto Brenner Foundation) to accompany the Enquete Commission of the German Bundestag, "Growth - Prosperity - Quality of Life", AG: Economy and Growth (2012-2013) and Project Group IV "Sustainable Design Policy" of the Enquete Commission has adviced Growth Prosperity Quality of Life. She is also a member of the editorial board and editor-in-chief of the economic policy journal "Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung". Fields of work and research: financial market crisis, financial market regulation, financial restrictions, financial market and gender, financial transaction tax.