Leonhard Hajen

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Leonhard Hajen (born March 23, 1948 in Bremerhaven ) is a German professor of economics and politicians ( SPD ).

Professional career

Hajen studied economics in Hamburg from 1969 to 1974 and received his doctorate there in 1978 on determinants of the parafiscal organization of health insurance . After continuing to work as a university assistant, he switched to public administration. From 1981 he was Professor of Economics at the Hamburg University of Economics and Politics (HWP), from 2009 to 2013 in the Department of Social Economics at the University of Hamburg .


From 1982 to 2001 Hajen was a member of the Hamburg parliament . After the SPD had won an absolute majority in the 1991 general election, he was elected to the Senate, which sent him to the Science and Research Authority as President. After the formation of the red-green coalition in 1997, he left the Senate because the science department went to the new Second Mayor Krista Sager (GAL). While he was a member of the Senate, his mandate was suspended in accordance with the provisions of the Hamburg Constitution. As a member of parliament, Hajen sat on the Economic Committee and the Social Committee, among others.

Further memberships

Since September 25, 2003, Hajen has been a member of the 30-person honorary board of directors that represents the insured at Barmer GEK . He is also on the board of directors of the MDK Bremen.