Dennis Snower

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Dennis J. Snower
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Dennis Snower (2011)
Born (1950-10-14) 14 October 1950 (age 67)
Nationality American
Institution Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
Alma mater Princeton University
New College, Oxford
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Dennis J. Snower (born 14 October 1950) is an American economist and President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel.


As part of his research career, Snower originated the insider-outsider theory of employment and unemployment with Assar Lindbeck, the theory of high-low search with Steve Alpern, and the chain reaction theory of unemployment and the theory of frictional growth with Marika Karanassou and Hector Sala. He was a seminal contributor to the macroeconomics of imperfect competition, and has published extensively on labor economics, macroeconomic theory and policy, and the design of welfare systems. He has recently proposed a new explanation of the inflation-unemployment tradeoff.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Dennis Snower and Assar Lindbeck, Involuntary Unemployment as an Insider-Outsider Dilemma (1984).[2]
  • Dennis Snower and Assar Lindbeck, The Insider-Outsider Theory of Employment and Unemployment (1988).[3]

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  1. ^ "dennis_snower_ifw_kiel_de — Documentstore/Members Portal". Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  2. ^ Lindbeck, A.; Snower, D.J. (1984). Involuntary Unemployment as an Insider-outsider Dilemma. Institute for International Economic Studies. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  3. ^ "JSTOR: An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie". Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  4. ^ 2012 Annual Report Commerzbank.
  5. ^ Advisory Board HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.