Waltraud Falk

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Waltraud Falk (12 February 1930 - 10 April 2015) was born in Berlin as Waltraud Tessen and became an economist.

After completing her baccalaureate in 1948 in Berlin, Waltraud Falk enrolled to study medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her focus changed to economics and she eventually completed her degree in economics in 1952. She completed her PhD in economics and took up a position as a lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She became a professor and then dean at the faculty of social sciences and remained in that post until 1990. She was one of a small number of female academics who obtained a top post at a leading university in East Germany.


  • Die Knappschaftsfessel von Mansfeld, Verlag Tribüne, 1958
  • Kleine Geschichte einer großen Bewegung, Dietz, 1966
  • Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Welthöchststand, Verlag Die Wirtschaft, 1969

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