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Research Interests: Energy Economics and Regulatory Economics
Biography: Christian Growitsch serves as Deputy Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) since January 2018, where he is also Director of the Center for Economics of Materials (CEM) since July 2017. He teaches economics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and University of Hamburg. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Hamburg Institute for International Economics from September 2014 to September 2015. Earlier, he served as Director of Applied Research and Member of the Management Board of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne, where he taught as Associate Professor (Privatdozent) of Economics. Christian studied business administration, economics and social sciences in Hamburg and Lueneburg and pursued post-graduate studies in economics at the Universities of Lueneburg and Cambridge, where he was a visiting scholar in 2004. In May 2010 he qualified as a professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. From 2007 to 2010 he headed the Department of Energy Markets and Energy Regulation at the Scientific Institute for Infrastructure and Communication Services (WIK). The focus of his economic research and politico-economic consultation presently lies is in the field of applied micro economics.
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