Gernot Pehnelt

Email: g.pehnelt@wiwi.uni-jena.de


Gernot Pehnelt is a Research Associate at ECIPE and a associated at the Chair of Economic Policy at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena (Department of Economics) where he gives lectures and seminars on development economics, competition policy, public choice and the economics of the European Union. In his research he focuses on health economics, development economics and international relations. From 2002 to 2004 he worked as a research associate and consultant at the BIfA Environmental Institute in Augsburg, where he primarily conducted benchmarking studies.

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    A New Trade Agenda for Transatlantic Economic Cooperation

    By Fredrik Erixon, Gernot Pehnelt

    Few policy issues in Brussels and Washington DC are met with such a compact unity across political boundaries as the idea of deepened transatlantic economic integration. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the support for transatlantic economic co-operation remains strong. The election of Barack Obama as the new president of the United…

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    Globalisation and Inflation in OECD Countries

    By Gernot Pehnelt

    During the last two decades, the world has experienced a remarkable process of disinflation, with average inflation rates in industrialized countries falling by 10 percentage points and an even sharper decline of the mean rate of inflation in developing countries. Parallel to the decline in inflation rates, a tremendous increase in economic integration – often…

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    The Rome Treaty at 50

    By Fredrik Erixon, Andreas Freytag, Gernot Pehnelt

    In March, 2007, the Treaty of Rome celebrates its 50th anniversary. The chief lesson from this remarkable period of European cooperation is the contribution to growth and prosperity from economic integration. The common commercial policy that emerged from this treaty has had a significant impact on European economic development. Equally important, regional liberalisation in Europe…

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    Debt Relief and Changing Governance Structures in Developing Countries

    By Andreas Freytag, Gernot Pehnelt

    In this paper we empirically discuss the question whether or not debt relief in the past fifteen years has been economically rational. Analysing the determinants of debt relief our results suggest that governance quality did not play a role in the decision of creditor countries to forgive debt in the 1990s. Furthermore, even the actual…

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