Personal Data

    Dr.oec. publ. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Dr. h.c. Roland Eisen

    born February 26th, 1941 in Stuttgart, Germany

    married since 1971


Former Positions

    Chair of Economics, esp. Economic Policy and Labour Market Policy, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

    Member of the Board, Institute of Health Policy and Law, Frankfurt a. M.

Prior Academic Positions and Education

    Professor of Economics, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. (1983 – today)

    Visiting Guest-Professor (Metzler Foundation), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1993)

    Professor of Household Economics, Technical University Munich-Weihenstephan (1981-1983)

    Deputy Professor of Economics, University of Bamberg (1978-1979)

    Assistant Professor and Habilitation, University of Munich (1971-1977, 1980-1981)

    Ph.D. (Dr. oec. publ.) in Economics, University of Munich (1971)

    Master (Dipl. Volkswirt) in Economic Science, University of Munich (1965)

Other Professional Activities

    In 1992/93 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    For several years he acted as chairman of the Examination Board of the Faculty.

    From 1992 through 1997, he managed the research project „Long-Term Care in Europe (PflEG)“ financed by the Volkswagen Foundation.

    From 1997 through 2001, he managed the research project „The Impact of the German Long-Term Care Insurance Law on Different Care Arrangement“ financed by DFG (German Research Foundation).

    From 1999 through 2001, he was contractor of an EU-Tempus-Tacis Joint European Project, and member of the Board, CEIS (Center for European and International Studies, Ternopil/Ukraine).

    Since 2003 he is member of the Board, Institute of Health Policy and Law, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

    He served as an outside expert for the social security (and health) reforms of Poland and Ukraine.

    He spent his sabbaticals at Wharton School (Department of Insurance), UC Santa Barbara (Department of Economic), Norwegian School of Economics and the University of Finance in St. Petersburg (where he also had a short-term DAAD-professorship).

Referee Activities and Memberships

    Referee for Southern Economic Journal, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Finanzarchiv, Ifo-Studien, Journal of European Health Economics, Zeitschrift für die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft (Journal of Insurance).

    He also served as referee for DFG (German Research Foundation), Volkswagen-Foundation, Thyssen-Foundation, DAAD (German Academic Transfer Program).

    Member of American Economic Association, American Risk and Insurance Association, Econometric Society, European Risk Association, Society for Risk Analysis, European Economic Association, Verein für Socialpolitik (sections for Social Policy and Health Economics), Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hauswirtschaft.

University Courses Taught (Selection)

    Economic Policy (undergraduate level course)

    Macroeconomics (master level course)

    Social Policy, esp. Health Economics (master level course)

    Social Policy, esp. Labor Economics (master level course)

    Distribution Theory and Policy (master level course)

    Stabilization Policy (master level course)

    Growth Theory and the Trade Cycle (master level course)


    Ernst Meyer Price (of the Geneva Association) for the Habilitation

Academic Conferences

    Nine Scientific Conferences (since September 1996) on „Problems of Integration of Ukraine into EU“.

    Arnoldshain-Seminar V („Supranational Cooperation and Integration“), Sept 2001.

    CFS-conference on „Private (or Employer-Based) Pension Systems and Capital Markets“, May 1998.

Ph.D. Supervisor and Committee Member

    He served in numerous Ph.D committees as a member and with several Ph.D. students as Supervisor

Habilitation Committee Member

    Notburga Ott