Institute Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems
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Tel: +49 0341 / 231039 500
Research Interests: Energy Economics and Regulatory Economics
Biography: PD Dr. Christian Growitsch took on his position as institute director of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig in May 2021.
Since January 2020, Dr. Christian Growitsch has been Director of Industrial Solutions in the Executive Board division Technology Marketing and Business Models at the headquarters of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, in Munich. From 2018 to 2019, he was deputy institute director of Fraunhofer IMWS, and from mid-2017 to 2019 he also headed the Center for Economics of Materials CEM in Halle (Saale), which became a branch of Fraunhofer IMW in January 2020.
PD Dr. Christian Growitsch has been a university lecturer at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg since 2018; previously he taught at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg. From September 2014 to September 2015, he was Managing Director of the Executive Board of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI). Before that, from 2010 to 2014, he was Director of Applied Research and Member of the Executive Board of the EWI (Energy Economics Institute at the University of Cologne) and a private lecturer in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.
PD Dr. Christian Growitsch studied business administration, economics and social sciences in Hamburg and Lüneburg. He received his doctorate from the Universities of Lüneburg and Cambridge. In 2010, he completed his habilitation at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, followed by his re-qualification at the University of Cologne in 2012.
PD Dr. Christian Growitsch has been a Research Fellow of the Energy Policy Group at the University of Cambridge since 2016. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation, and since 2013 he has also been an elected member of the “Regulation” working group of the Schmalenbach Foundation.
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