Patrick joined SPERI as a doctoral researcher in 2017. His PhD is funded by the ESRC and the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership. His research focuses on the role of wage policy regimes in economic development and the implications that arise from free capital and trade flows. Prior to his PhD, Patrick worked with former Secretary of State at the German Ministry of Finance and UNCTAD chief economist, Heiner Flassbeck, on a research project on foreign direct investment in neoclassical theory of international trade. This project became the basis for his further doctoral research. Patrick was a founding co-convener of SPERI’s Doctoral Researchers Network in 2019.

In addition to his academic work, Patrick has been engaged in policymaking. In 2018, Patrick co-authored a major study on Palestinian economic development with the goal to stabilise local capital markets and set the economic groundwork for a two-state solution and long-term peace prospects. In 2020, Patrick started to advise policymakers of the German Bundestag on European economic policies, while in September 2021, he took on, until the end of the year, a position within the United Nations. Based in UNCTAD’s Debt and Development Finance Branch, he works on developing indicators to monitor financial stress in developing countries and set out policies that would stabilise capital markets.

Patrick has published over 30 online articles on Makroskop, the German Political Economy magazine, edited by Flassbeck and Paul Steinhardt, which are available here. He also published a Tribune at Orient XXI. Patrick is currently writing a book critiquing conventional approaches to economic policymaking in Europe which will be published with Westend Verlag.

In addition to his French and German publications, Patrick has published a range of blogs on the SPERI blog which are available here. His blogs have also been published by Social Europe, Developing Economics and the LSE Middle East Centre blog and European Politics and Policy blog.

Research Interests

Patrick’s main research interests lie in dynamic theories of economic development. In particular, he focuses on theorising the role of wage policies, investments, and cross-border capital flows in this process and the implications that arise for government policy.

Key Publications


  • Kaczmarczyk, P. 2020. “Growth Models and the Footprint of Transnational Capital.” MaxPo Discussion Paper 20/2. Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, Paris.
  • Kaczmarczyk, P. 2019. Comparative Advantage – An unworldly theory, Makroskop Print Publications, 2, pp. 50-54.
  • Flassbeck, H., Kaczmarczyk, P. and Paetz, M. 2018. Macroeconomic Structure, Financial Markets, and the Financing of Government Activity: Lessons for Palestine. MAS Publications.
  • Kaczmarczyk, P. 2018. European Union: Protective Wall or Gateway for Neoliberal Globalisation? Makroskop Print Publications, 1, pp. 48-56.