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Professor of Economics
Academic Director MBA
Head Sino-German Center

Personal Details

Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics, Acad. Director MBA and Head of the Sino-German Centre at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also member of the Board of Directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI) and appointed as EPAS reviewer by European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Bruessels.

Professor Löchel joined Frankfurt School in 1997 and has held positions of Acting and Deputy Dean. On long leave from Frankfurt, he was the foundation manager of SIBFI in 2003, where he also held the positions of the Chairman from 2004 to 2012 and the Vice President of the Managing Directors from 2003 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he was appointed as the Director of the German Centre of Banking and Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China, where he was also a visiting professor of economics until 2020. He oversaw the EU – China BMT project funded by the European Commission on behalf of Frankfurt School and CEIBS between 2008 and 2012.

Before Frankfurt School, he was Professor of Economics and Acting Head of the Banking and Finance Department at the University of Cooperative Education, Berlin, Germany. He studied economics at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, where he also got his Ph.D (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1994. He started his career with a vocational training as banker at Frankfurter Sparkasse.

Professor Löchel teaches and researches in the field of global macroeconomics with a focus on China. He publishes regularly in scientific journals and newspapers and is a sought-after speaker at conferences.

Office hours

during the semester:

Wednesday 10:00am until 12:00pm on appointment




Scholarly journal articles / Journal articles

Working papers

Monographs / Contributions to edited volumes


Title Program Semester
Global Business Environment  MBA Winter

Prof. Dr. Löchel currently in the Media

4. November 2021 - Interview mit ntv über den Rückzug von Yahoo aus China
US-Tech-Kozerne auf dem Rückzug - Ernst wird es wenn Apple China verlässt

1. Juni 2021 - Börsenzeitung
Chinapolitik braucht Vertrauen

28. April 2021 - Neue Züricher Zeitung
Fragwürdige EU-Sanktionen gegen China

19. März 2021 - Beijing Rundschau
Kommentar zum 14. Fünfjahres-Plan Chinas

12. März 2021 - Interview with Xinhua about China’s new Five-Year Plan
China's new five-year plan offers opportunities to Europe

4. März 2021 - Dow Jones Newswires, Kommentar zum 14. Fünfjahres-Plans Chinas
Frankfurter China-Experte rechnet mit Wachstumszielband um die 5 Prozent

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30. Juni 2016 - Kommentare zum Brexit im chinesischen Fernsehen CCTV
[新闻直播间]英国“脱欧”对德经济影响 德国:伦敦金融地位或被法兰克福取代

17. Mai 2016 - Interview mit SNA-Radio, Moskau, zum ASEAN-Russland Gipfel,
ASEAN: "Entscheidendes Wachstumszentrum der Weltwirtschaft" - Experte

18. Februar 2016. Prof. Löchel kommentiert den Börsencrash in China - Capital
China zahlt den Preis des Marktes