Anke Kessler is a professor and the Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Economics. She is a member of the Indigenous Research Institute at SFU and the Center of Economic Policy Research (London, UK). Anke is also the current president of the Canadian Women Economists Network and a member of the Canadian Economic Association executive council.
Anke teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political economy and economic theory, and pursues an active research agenda at the intersection of political economy and development economics, with emphasis on the connections between institutions, governance, and well-being.
Originally from Germany, Anke completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Freiburg and received her PhD from the University at Bonn. She held a position at the University of Bonn, and visiting positions at the Universities of Oslo and Berkeley, before coming to SFU in 2003.