Prof Andreas Klasen

Honorary Research Associate


Professor Andreas Klasen is an Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. At Oxford, he leads the Innovation and Knowledge Hub supporting the Net-Zero Export Credit Agencies Alliance (NZECA). He is Professor of International Business and Director of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of St.Gallen. His research focuses on export finance and climate cooperation, public finance, and global economic governance. He also advises governments, development banks, export credit agencies, and innovation funds on trade and climate policy, innovation and export strategies, as well as financial instruments such as guarantees and mezzanine finance. 

Prior to joining academia Andreas was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and PwC’s Economics & Policy leader, serving also as Co-Head of the official German export credit and investment guarantee agency. He was educated at Leibniz University Hannover, Northumbria University, and the University of St Andrews, studying law, business and theology and receiving his doctoral degree in finance.