Björn Paape


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Björn Paape

Didactics of Economics


Room: 616a

Templergraben 64

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80-93696
Fax Fax: +49 241 80-92310

Consultation Hours

Thursday, 12:00-12:45 hours (please contact us by mail first!)


Björn Paape was born in 1965. He studied business administration at the universities of Paderborn and
Cologne, followed by the postgraduate program Master of European Studies at RWTH Aachen University. He
obtained the First and Second State Examination qualifications for teachers at vocational colleges. He received a
doctoral degree in pedagogics and in philosophy, both from RWTH Aachen University. In 2001, he became a professor at the University of Cooperative Education in Lörrach and in 2002 he became a professor at RWTH Aachen University. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and at the University of Cooperative Education in Lörrach.He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Maribor in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Didactics of economics
  • Comparison of educational systems
  • European economic integration

Selected Publications

  • Paape, B; Kiereta, I. et al. (2016): Attainment of Bloom’s taxonomy levels of learning goals in relation to the conditioning factors ‘educational programme’ and ‘real-life context’. In: 35 th Conference on Organizational Sciences, 742-752, Maribor 2016.
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I.; Maus, C. (2014): Europäische Wirtschaftsintegration, Aachen. (527 Seiten).
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I.; Maus, C. (2013): Wirtschaftsdidaktik, Aachen. (333 Seiten)
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I.; Schnatz, A. (2012): Social Inequality in American and German Tertiary Education. In: 31st International Conference on Organizational Sciences, Maribor, S. 880-897.
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I.; Schnatz, A. (2011): Economic Aspects of Tertiary Education: Deliberations based on current Developments in the USA and Germany. In: Economics and Management, Vol. VII, No1 , S. 2-15.
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I. (2009): The EU`s Budgetary Policy and the Question of a Fair Contribution. In: Economics and Management, H.3, Blavgoevgrad, S. 2-8.
  • Paape, B. (2008): The Economic Concept behind the European Internal Market Initiative of 1992. In: The European Integration and the Sustainable Develop­ment of Northwest China, (Eds.), Ma Xiaoqiang, Gu, Ying, XiAn, S.107-118.
  • Paape, B.; Pöggeler, F. (2008): The Unification of Europe as a difficult Learning Process. In:, H.2/2008, S. 88-103.
  • Paape, B.; Kiereta, I. (2008): The ECVET System as an Instrument for Employment Security in the EMU. In: Economics and Management, Blagoevgrad, H.4, S. 2-8.
  • Kiereta, I., Paape, B. (2007): Education and Migration in Poland: Cutbacks in Vocational Education and the Consequences for Poland`s Migration Problem, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Organizational Science Development, Portoroz, S.1440-1447.
  • Paape, B. (2000): Bildungsökonomische Überlegungen zur beruflichen Weiterbildung. In: Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (ed.), Zeitschrift für Erwachsenenbildung, Vol. 7, Nr. 1, Frankfurt, S24-26.