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New Team of Directors of the RGS Econ


After twenty years of service as one of the Directors of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ), Wolfgang Leininger resigned from this office on Tuesday, 27th March 2014. The Board of Management (BOM) of the RGS Econ elected Ludger Linnemann to take his place with immediate effect, while the other Director, Christoph Schmidt, is remaining in office. Prof. Leininger will stay a member of the BOM.

Prof. Leininger played an important role in establishing a structured PhD program in Economics in the Ruhr Area. His excellent work heavily influenced the cooperation of the economic faculties of the region’s three universities, both with one another and with the Rheinisch-Westfälische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI). In addition, he was himself the advisor to many successful doctoral students.

As the new team of Directors of the RGS Econ we salute to our colleague Wolfgang Leininger for the commitment and dedication he displayed in his work as a director of the graduate school. We also feel very fortunate that we will have the chance to continue to benefit from his advice as he stays active as a member of the BOM.


Ludger Linnemann and Christoph M. Schmidt