Dr. Ulrich Schoof
Senior Project Manager on Sabbatical Leave,
Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Ulrich Schoof is heading the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) project within the Bertelsmann Stiftung and is currently on sabbatical leave. He joined the Foundation in 2006. He has managed projects ranging from fostering entrepreneurship and employability to setting up initiatives and new measurement instruments for lifelong learning, like the European Lifelong Learning Index (ELLI).

With the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) team Ulrich specializes on international trade and its interplay with inclusive growth. Here he has particularly focused on the effects of mega regional trade agreements and initiatives such as the TTIP, TPP or the EU single market. Moreover, Ulrich developed data visualization instruments to better understand and display economic interdependencies in international trade, like most recently the award winning FTAVIS tool.

Ulrich was awarded a master’s degree in European studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and a further master’s in business administration from the École Supérieure de Commerce of Poitiers, France. He obtained a PhD through a scholarship program run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung Ulrich worked for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the EU-Commission (Cabinet of Commissioner Wulf-Metthies) and the European Parliament. Ulrich is lead author of various publications and has in-depth media experience.

Dr. Ulrich Schoof, 20.04.2016, Senior Project Manager, Programm Nachhaltig Wirtschaften.
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Factory Europe
How does Europe tie in with global value chains?


From design to marketing, through the assembly of different intermediate goods or the distribution, global value chains are a structural and vital part of the global trade market. We examine how the factory Europe ties into the rest of the world. More ...

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Downgrading or Upgrading NAFTA?
NAFTA’s economic pros and cons in a nutshell


Negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement will go into the third round this weekend (23-27 September) in Ottawa. In the talks, which are always burdened by critical statements and Twitter messages from US President Donald Trump, however, all options still seem to be on the table. Both a successful modernization of the trade deal as well as a complete failure of the negotiations and a possible withdrawal from NAFTA are conceivable. More ...

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TTIP, TPP, RCEP… How Do Mega Trade Deals Affect Your Country?
Find out with the all new GED Fact Sheets!


  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ALL NEW GED FACT SHEETS!   Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have been spreading across the global economy for the past 25 years (see our Data Visualization Tool FTA VIS). Recently we have been witnessing the emergence of mega-regional trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and […] More ...

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The Best of GED - 2015


It’s been a busy year here at GED writing about the worlds of economics, trade and politics. To celebrate, we’ve selected 15 of our best posts of 2015. More ...

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Nobody Wins with BREXIT
Dynamic Welfare Effects of Brexit Negative for all 28 EU Countries


Since the threat of a Grexit has been averted for the time being, a possible exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) poses the next danger for European integration. In our study “Costs and benefits of a United Kingdom exit from the European Union” from April 2015, we analyzed the static effects of a Brexit. We were able to show that due to less cross-border trade activities all 28 EU countries would suffer from lower economic growth. Now we calculated the dynamic growth effects of a Brexit. Again, all 28 economies would be faced with lower growth rates. Growth losses would be even larger than in the case of static effects only More ...

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Pascal Lamy on TTIP and EU and US Regulatory Convergence
Pascal Lamy highlighted the importance of TTIP in leading the EU and the US to convergence in regulatory matters, which would impact the rest of the world


Pascal Lamy talked about a world of trade precaution instead of protection, in one of his comments at the GED sponsored “Multilateral Regionalism and Emerging Markets – Opportunities and Risks in Global Trade” panel at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel. He highlighted the importance of TTIP in leading the EU and the US to convergence in regulatory matters, which would impact the rest of the world. More ...

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Views on TTIP and ISDS at the Global Economic Symposium
Guest Speakers made insightful remarks on TTIP and ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel


Guest Speakers made insightful remarks on TTIP and ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) at the GED sponsored “Multilateral Regionalism and Emerging Markets – Opportunities and Risks in Global Trade” panel at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel More ...

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Pascal Lamy on Free Trade and Fair Trade
Pascal Lamy (former Director-General at WTO) spoke on the concepts “free trade” and “fair trade” at the GES


Pascal Lamy (former Director-General at WTO) spoke on the concepts “free trade” and “fair trade” at the GED sponsored “Multilateral Regionalism and Emerging Markets – Opportunities and Risks in Global Trade” panel at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel. He highlighted the subjectivity of the concept “fair trade”. More ...

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Remarks on TTIP, Public Opinion and Regulatory Convergence at the GES
The speakers at the GES exchanged views on left and right-wing resistance against FTAs citizens’ perceptions on TTIP, democratic transparency and environmental and animal rights standards


Pascal Lamy (former Director-General at WTO), Andreas Esche and Petra Pinzler spoke at the GED sponsored “Multilateral Regionalism and Emerging Markets – Opportunities and Risks in Global Trade” panel at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel. The speakers exchanged views on left and right-wing resistance against FTAs citizens’ perceptions on TTIP, democratic transparency and environmental and animal rights standards More ...

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This Year's GED Session at the Global Economic Symposium


The Global Economic Symposium (GES), taking place this year in Kiel from October 12th to 14th, is aimed at finding solutions for global problems, such as financial crisis, climate change or vicious cycles of poverty that need global cooperation in our more and more interdependent world today. More ...

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Free Trade Needs to Be Fair Trade


Ulrike Lunacek Member, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance speaks on TTIP at the European Forum Alpbach 2015. See here her full remarks in a short video! More ...

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GED Meets Joseph Stiglitz!


The GED team meets Nobel memorial prize winner Joseph Stiglitz at an event organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung on September 16th. More ...

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Perceptions of Inequality


How does information that we see and hear influence our understanding of economic inequalities as well as our views on policies? Can people’s perceptions and views explain cross-country divergences in inequality levels and policies alike? To what degree is policy based on facts and reflects citizens’ preferences? More ...

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FTAs in the 21st Century & the “Domino Effect”


The fall and breakup of the Soviet Union opened a new era of Free Trade Agreements. But was the opening up of former communist ruled markets the only reason for the dramatic increase in FTAs during the 90's? More ...

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The GED Team Presents: FTA VIS


Our new data visualization tool FTA VIS allows you to explore the evolution of free trade agreements all over the world. Learn how to use the tool here. More ...

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Grexit Barometer: What the European Citizens Think


At Sunday's summit Greece's fate will likely be decided. While in Germany voices supporting a Grexit have become louder over the last weeks, the German attitude may differ from public opinions in other EU member states. Therefore, today we want to take a closer look at the people’s opinion towards the Greek debt problem throughout Europe. More ...

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How to Deepen Economic Integration within the EU Single Market?


Last week in Brussels the Bertelsmann Stiftung successfully held its long planned joint conference with the European Commission "Making the EU services market an engine for growth". The conference was a full success and a lot of valuable input was collected which we want to look at in a bit more detail in this post. More ...

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The Untapped Potential of the EU Services Market


As highlighted in last week’s blogpost, the EU services market holds considerable growth potential and represents a vital component of the completion of the EU single market. This week we focus in particular on the current state of the EU services market and the positive growth effects that could be generated by further integration of the service sector. More ...

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Transatlantic Data Flows and Data Protection: The State of the Debate


Last week we talked about the benefits and challenges of transatlantic data flows in the 21st century. This week we want to look at the challenges in particular, though in a less theoretical light. We want to explore, what the state of play regarding data flows and data protection between the EU and the US is right now. What regulatory systems are in place and what are the immediate developments we can expect in this relationship. More ...

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UPCOMING: GED-Seminar on Digital Trade
“Shaping Free & Safe Transatlantic Data Flows: Benefits & Challenges”


Over the past twenty years, cross-border data flows have become a strategic and necessary element of the transatlantic economic relationship. But while they contribute highly to vast economic growth on both sides they also come with their own set of complex regulatory burdens and risks. On our “Transatlantic Data Flow Conference” we want to discuss those benefits and challenges and think about how to best shape data flows between the US and the EU in the future. More ...

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GED @ ... Seminar on Digital Trade


To discuss both the benefits and challenges of transatlantic data flows and how to shape such flows in a free and save way for the future, the GED team together with the “Global Economy and Development” program at the Brookings Institution will be holding a conference in Berlin on May 26th. More ...

Brexit - Questions and Answers

Calculating an UK Exit from the EU – Questions and Answers


In our Brexit policy brief last week we found that an UK – EU separation could potentially have sizeable negative effects on both the continent and especially on the UK itself. While generally well received, there have also been some negative voices concerning our report. This article then shall serve to answer those critics’ questions, clarify our findings and correct some misunderstandings. More ...

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UK at the Crossroad: Why Voters Should Care about a Brexit


As seen from the continent, one would think that ahead of the upcoming general election a potential Brexit - Britain exiting the EU- is the hottest topic agitating public debate. However it seems that, despite growing concerns in the City, UK voters attach little importance to the Brexit question More ...

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TTIP, TTP and the Formation of a New World Trade Order


The world of international trade is changing in a way, previously unseen. With the appearance of mega-regional FTA’s, global markets are evolving into few large and mighty trading blocs. Among those deals, TTIP represents the biggest and most ambitious project. In this post we are looking at how TTIP will impact emerging markets on an economical and a political level. More ...

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Unpacking the Box: Rome Conference Opens Forum for TTIP Debate


TTIP has been in the works for two years now, but many feel the negotiations have lost both momentum and direction. To spark a more constructive debate, experts from across the political, social and business sectors met at the Rome Conference to share their perspectives at the TTIP. More ...

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GED at the Global Economic Symposium (GES) in Malaysia


The Global Economic Symposium was held in Kuala Lumpur on September 6-8. "Restructuring Economies, Transforming Societies" was the theme of the conference. Together with former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and other participants, Global Economic Dynamics took part in the session "Shaping a Free and Fair World Trade Order". More ...