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Wolfgang Maennig is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Hamburg University.

Before he was professor at E.A.P. Paris-Oxford-Berlin-Madrid. He was a visiting professor at the American University in Dubai as well as at the University of California Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and of Istanbul, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and at the University of Economics Bratislava. He was also visiting scholar at International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., and at Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt.

His research concentrates on economic policy, sport economics, transport economics, and real estate economics and has been published in numerous academic journals, including Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics, Economic Letters, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Environment and Planning A, Transportation, Journal of Sports Economics, Real Estate Economics, Regional Studies, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Urban Studies, and Review of World Economics. He is co-editor of the International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events (Edward Elgar Publishing) as well as Understanding German Real Estate Markets (Springer). 

Wolfgang Maennig has worked as an expert for many bids of large sport events, e. g. the Olympic bids of Berlin 2000, Leipzig 2012, Munich 2018 and the Athletics World Cup Berlin 2009. He was Olympic Champion (rowing, eight with coxswain) at the Olympics 1988 in Seoul and president of the German Rowing Federation, 1995-2001. In 2000, he received the Olympic Order.



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