Globalization and Global Governance, World Economy, International
Political Economy, Financial Markets, World Trade and
Multilateralism, Feminist Macroeconomics (Trade –
Finance – Social Reproduction).
Brigitte Young is professor of International/Comparative
Political Economy, Institute of Political Science, University
of Muenster, Germany since 1999. She studied International
Political Economy at the University of California and received
her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor
Young taught at the Otto-Suhr Institute, Free University
of Berlin from 1997-99. From 1994/95 she was Research Associate
at the Centre for German and European Studies, School of
Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C,
and from 1991-97 Professor at Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
In 2000-2002 she was appointed as Expert Advisor to the
high-level Enquete-Commission of the German Parliament on
“Globalization of the World Economy - Challenges and
Responses”. She is a member of the Network of Excellence,
funded by the EU-6. Framework Program, “Global Governance,
Regionalisation, and Regulation: The Role of the EU”
(GARNET). She chairs the sections “Gender in Political
Economy” (GIPE), and the “Virtual Network”
of the Network of Excellence. She is on the Management Board
of the NoE and is also a member of many international advisory
boards. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of Global
Governance and International Feminist Journal of
Politics, as well as co-editor with Prof. Dr. Uta Ruppert
(Frankfurt/Main) of the NOMOS-Series (Baden-Baden) Feminist
and Critical Political Economy and co-editor with Hans
Jürgen Bieling (University Marburg), Oliver Kessler
(University Bielefeld) and Andreas Noelke (University Frankfurt)
of the book series Global Political Economy VS-Verlag
In 2007 Brigitte Young was appointed to the „Warwick
Commission on the Future of the Global Trade Regime”
with twelve international experts in trade and global governance.
Hon. Pierre Pettigrew, former Canadian Minister for Trade
and Foreign Affairs, is the chair of the Warwick Commission.
Her research areas include globalization and global governance;
transformation of the world economy, trade and financial
markets; trade and multilateralism, International political
economy, feminist macroeconomics.
She just completed a manuscript entitled A Political Economic
Analysis of Trade in Services (GATS). Gender in China and
EU (in German) Baden-Baden: Nomos (2007). Her current research
project focuses on multilateralism and multilevel governance
in trade and finance.