Brigitte Young has been professor of International/Comparative Political Economy, Institute of Political Science, University of Muenster, Germany since 1999. She studied International Political Economy at the University of California and received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Professor Young taught at the Otto-Suhr Institute, Free University of Berlin from 1997-99. From 1994/95 she was Research Associate at the Centre for German and European Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, and from 1991-97 Professor at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. In 2000-2002 she was appointed as Expert Advisor to the high-level Enquete-Commission of the German Parliament on “Globalization of the World Economy - Challenges and Responses”. She is a member of the Network of Excellence, funded by the EU-6. Framework Program, “Global Governance, Regionalisation, and Regulation: The Role of the EU” (GARNET). She chairs the sections “Gender in Political Economy” (GIPE), and the “Virtual Network” of the Network of Excellence. She is also a member of many international advisory boards.
Her research areas include globalization and global governance; transformation of the world economy, trade and financial markets; trade in services (GATS and EU); International political economy, feminist macroeconomics.
She just completed a manuscript entitled A Political Economic Analysis of GATS and Gender: EU and China (in German). Her current research project focuses on multilateralism and multilevel governance in trade and finance.