Wolfgang H. Reinicke was the founding dean of the School of Public Policy (SPP), launched at Central European University on September 2011, and currently a Professor of Political Economy at SPP. He is also president of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and a non-resident senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
His areas of expertise include global governance, global finance, international economic institutions, public-private partnerships and global public policy networks as well as EU-US relations. His numerous publications include Global Public Policy. Governing without Government? (Brookings Institution Press 1998), Critical Choices. The United Nations, Networks, and the Future of Global Governance (with Francis Deng, Thorsten Benner, Jan Martin Witte, IDRC Publishers 2000) and Business UNUsual. Facilitating United Nations Reform Through Partnerships (with Jan Martin Witte, United Nations Publications 2005).
Reinicke was a senior scholar with the Brookings Institution from 1991-1998 and a senior partner and senior economist in the Corporate Strategy Group of the World Bank in Washington, DC, from 1998-2000. From 1999-2000, while in Washington, he directed the Global Public Policy Project, which provided strategic guidance on global governance for the UN Secretary General’s Millennium Report. He co-founded the Global Public Policy Institute in 2003.
Reinicke holds degrees from Queen Mary College of London University (BSc in economics) and Johns Hopkins University (MA in international relations and economics). He received his MPhil and PhD in political science from Yale University.
Reinicke is on sabbatical during the 2016-17 academic year.