Dr. Ryan Woodgate


Head of Economics & Politics

Dr. Ryan Woodgate is Assistant Professor of Economics & Statistics at the Berlin campus of Forward College. He holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, two master’s degrees (“MA International Economics” from the Berlin School of Economics & Law and “MA Economic Analysis and Policy” jointly awarded by the University of Paris and Université Sorbonne Paris Nord), and earned his undergraduate degree with first-class honours in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.


Young Researcher Prize 2023, German Keynes Society

Research Interests

Macroeconomic modelling and econometric analysis of key modern issues such as: 

  • Offshoring, profit shifting, and multinational production,
  • Intergovernmental policy (e.g. tax) competition,
  • Sustainability of public finances,
  • Distribution and growth,

As well as topics in comparative political economy, such as FDI-led growth models.


Ryan has enjoyed teaching many courses within the fields of Economics and Mathematics to a great variety of students, primarily in Germany but also in Scotland and Vietnam. He is passionate about building interactive and engaging lessons that place economic theories in their historical and political contexts and that make maths accessible, intuitive, and useful. At Forward College, he is currently responsible for…

  • EC3016 International economics
  • EC2199 The world economy from the industrial revolution to the present
  • ST3188 Statistical methods for market research

Select Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • FDI-led Growth Models: Sraffian Supermultiplier Models of Export Platforms and Tax Havens. European Journal of Economics & Economic Policies: Intervention, 2023, forthcoming.
  • Offshoring via vertical FDI in a long-run Kaleckian Model, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 2023, 46(1), 32-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/01603477.2022.2090378
  • Profit-led in effect or in appearance alone? Estimating the Irish demand regime given the influence of multinational enterprises. Review of Evolutionary Political Economy, 2022, 3(2), 319-350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43253-021-00056-1
  • Stability issues in Kaleckian models driven by autonomous demand growth— Harrodian instability and debt dynamics, Metroeconomica, 2021, 72(2), 388-404 (with Eckhard Hein). https://doi.org/10.1111/meca.12325
  • Can tax competition boost demand? Causes and consequences of the global race to the bottom in corporate tax rates. Review of Keynesian Economics, 2020, 8(4), 512- 535. https://doi.org/10.4337/roke.2020.04.04

Selected Recent Research Presentations

  • 26 th Conference of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) – October 2022 – Berlin, Germany 
  • 2nd Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Workshop on Growth Regimes – October 2022 – Berlin and online (Co-organiser, presenter) 
  • 5th Nordic Post-Keynesian Conference – April 2022 – Aalborg, Denmark 
  • 25th Conference of the FMM – October 2021 – Berlin, Germany 
  • 33rd Conference of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy – September 2021 – Online

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