Michael Dauderstädt studied mathematics, economics and development policy in Aachen, Paris and Berlin. He worked with the German Foundation for International Development and since 1980 for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in its research institute in Lisbon, in the cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe and, from 2000 through 2006, as head of the International Policy Analysis Unit. From 2006 to 2013 he has been director of the Division for Economic and Social Policy of the FES. He currently works as a free-lance consultant and publicist. His research focuses on international political economy, European integration and Germany’s economic policy on which he published several hundred papers to be found on www.dauderstaedt.de.