Franz-Lothar Altmann

Academic Degrees: Dr.rer.pol. (Univ. Frankfurt), Dipl.-Vw. (MA)(Univ. Muenchen)

Place and Date of Birth: Bruenn, August 7, 1942

Citizenship: German

Marital Status:Married,1 child

Home Address: Beltweg 20, D-80805 Muenchen, Tel.: +49-89-3610.5686

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Present Positions: Senior Research Fellow, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Athens Associate Professor, Bucharest University Editor-in-chief of the quarterly Osteuropa-Wirtschaft

Office Address: c/o ELIAMEP (from Nov. 1st, 2007) 49 Vas. Sofias Ave., GR-10676  Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 210 7257110

Fax: +30 210 7257114


Education: Simmernschule (Elementary School), Muenchen,1948-1952; Altes Realgymnasium (Secondary School/High School), Muenchen 1952-1961, Baccalaureat; Universities of Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt/M.

Professional Experience:

- Market Research, Infratest Ostmarkt GmbH, Muenchen, 1967-1968;

- External Researcher, Osteuropa-Institut Muenchen,1968;

- Senior Research Associate at the Osteuropa-Institut Muenchen,1970-1987;

- Editor of the "Yearbook of East-European Economics",1970-1987;

- Deputy Director, Southeast Institute Munich, 1987-2000

- Head, Research Unit Western Balkans German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) 2001-2007

- Member of the "Senior Review Group" for transforming the Stability Pact for SEE, 2005-2006

- Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Comparative Economics", 1989-1991;

- Member of the Editorial Board of "Post-Soviet Geography and Economics", 1997-

- Member of the Board of Editors of "Journal of South East European and Black Sea Studies", 1998-

Teaching Appointments:           

- Munich College for Adult Education: Macro-Economics, 1972-1974;

- German Air Force Officers' College: Economics of the Socialist Countries and Comparative Economic Systems, 1973-1974;

- Department of Economics, Boston University: Soviet Economics and Comparative Economic Systems, 1976.

- University of Bucharest: EU Enlargement and Intercultural Communication, 2005-

- Regular teaching appointments at

- European Academy, Berlin

- Academy for Political Education, Tutzing

- Protestant Academy, Tutzing

- European Academy for Life Research, Integration and Civil Society, Waidhausen

Research Awards:                       

- AIESEC Research stipend, Economic Institute at the Czechoslov Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1968;

- Kennan Institute Research Scholar, The Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC, Spt.1985-March 1986;

- Fulbright travel/research stipend, USA,1985;

- Research and teaching stipend, The Japan Society for the Promotion of  Science, University of Tohoku, Sendai/Tokyo, Oct.-Nov. 1994.


- 9 books and some 220 articles ,see list of publications.


- South-East European Association, SOG, Munich (Member of the Board);

- EALIZ (Europ. Academy for Life Research, Integration and Civil Society) (Vice-President)

- Bavarian-Croat Association, Munich (Vice-President)

- Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia (Member of the Board of International Advisors);

- Forum Ost-West, Bern (Member of the Scientific Council);

- Spolecnost pro strategické rízení, inovace a podnikatelství, Prague (Member of the Board of Advisors);

- German Association for the Study of Eastern Europe, DGO, Berlin;

- Committee for Economics and Social Sciences, Herder Research Council, Marburg;

- Working Group "Strategy Europe" of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh;

- Bavarian Association of Journalists, BJV, Munich;

- American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, AAASS, Cambridge, MA;

- European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, EACES, Freiberg;

- The Japan Association for European Studies, Tokyo;

- The Japan Society for Comparative Cultural Studies, Sendai;

- The Wilson Center European Alumni Association, Washington DC;

- Wilton Park International Associaation

- The German Fulbright Alumni Association, Bonn;

- The German Association of JSPS Fellows, Bonn.