Experience Reports Prof. Dr. Yoav Wachsman 2015

International Economics

Dr. Yoav Wachsman is an Associate Professor of Economics at the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, which is located in South Carolina, USA.

Since South Carolina and Rhineland Palatinate are sister states, Coastal Carolina University developed a partnership with Fachhochschule Koblenz. As a result of this partnership, CCU send a group of students every May to Remagen to study with the faculty and work with the students at RheinAhrCampus as part of its May Term travel abroad program.

Prof. Wachsman visited the Rhineland with a group of CCU students once more. Additionally, every summer students from Remagen and other partner institutions from Germany attend a three week program at CCU where they learn about American culture, business practices and education system. Dr. Wachsman is responsible for the organization of this Summer School Program as well.

This year, Dr. Wachsman taught three courses at RheinAhrCampus as a guest professor from May to July (second teaching term):

  1. Managerial Economics in a Global Context (Tuesday, 11:45-15:45, A013)
  2. International Study Skills: Global Economic Issues (Monday, 16:00-19:15, A129)
  3. Macroeconomic key factors and their impact on business (Tuesday, 08:15-11:30, A017)


All of these courses were taught in English. The students wrote papers, dealt with project assignments and participated in discussions. Thus, the students at RheinAhrCampus were able to substantially improve their oral and writing skills in English.

Prof. Wachsman first visited our Faculty of Business and Social Sciences in Summer 2010.