Kurt Huebner is professor of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. Central to Prof. Huebner’s research are topics of global and European currency regimes, international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability. His latest research focuses in a comparative way on national pathways to low carbon-emission economies where he is heading a international research group with scholars from Italy, Norway, Canada and Germany. Currently he is working on a project on currency competition and currency co-operation, which analyses the relations between the U.S. Dollar, the Euro and the Chinese renminbi in the process of a multipolarization of the global economy.
Over the years his work concentrated on money and currency regimes, politics and economics of European integration as well as on contradictions and complementarities of sustainability and international competitiveness. He has authored and edited 15 books and a substantial number of articles and book chapters. He is actively involved in a number of national and international research networks and currently holds grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the European Commission and the Hans Boeckler Foundation. In 2008 he received the best paper award in EU Governance from ECSA-Canada