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Prof. Dr. Günter Knieps is professor of economics at the University of Freiburg and director of the Institute of Transport Economics and Regional Policy. Prior to that he held a position as professor of microeconomics at Groningen (Netherlands). He studied economics and mathematics and obtained his Ph.D. in Bonn. He held post-doc positions at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Habilitation in Bern (Switzerland). Numerous publications on network economics, (de-) regulation, competition policy, industrial economics, and sector studies on network industries (e.g. telecommunications, internet, transport, and energy). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Councils of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development).  


 Prof. Dr. Tim Krieger is Wilfried Guth Professor for Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy. He pursued his undergraduate studies in Kiel and Wisconsin and his graduate studies in Göttingen, Munich and Boston. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Munich. Before joining the Freiburg faculty, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Paderborn and as a visiting professor at the Universities of Mainz and Marburg. His research interests include international economic policy, political economy, public economics und international relations. He has extensively published in international scholarly journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Regional Science and Urban Economics and Public Choice. In the IMP program, he teaches courses such as Global Economic Governance and New Systems Competition. In his seminar seminars he covers topics like Education Policy in Globalizing and Ageing Societies and The Political Economy of International Migration.


Prof. Dr. Oliver Landmann has been teaching economics at the University of Freiburg since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Basle, Switzerland. His major research interests are macroeconomic theory, the theory of unemployment, and international economics. He held previous positions at the University of Basle and the Swiss National Bank. He also served as a program director for the Swiss Science Foundation. His publications include two books on foreign economic policy challenges for Switzerland and on unemployment theory. 



Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz teaches financial mathematics at the University of Freiburg since 2009. She studied mathematics in Bonn and Toronto and received her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Bonn in 2004. She has been working as research analyst in the department for banking supervision at the Deutsche Bundesbank from 2005-2006 and was Juniorprofessor at the faculty of social sciences and economics at the University of Bonn from 2006-2009. Afterwards she has been leading the research group "Financial Mathematics: Pricing of Risks in Incomplete Markets” at the Institute for Research in Economic Evolution in Freiburg which was funded by the excellence initiation through the institutional strategy of the University of Freiburg. Since 09/2013 she is Professor of Financial Mathematics at the University of Freiburg. Her research concentrates on quantitative finance, in particular the modeling of credit and liquidity risks as well as the pricing and hedging of financial derivatives.


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumärker is a professor of Economics at University of Freiburg. He received his Dipl. oec. from University of Hohenheim, Ph.D., Habilitation and venia legendi from Ruhr-University Bochum. His professional career is: Assistant professor of economics/public finance at the Ruhr-University Bochum, teaching constitutional public finance and contract economics at the Graduate College "Allocation Theory, Economic Policy, and Collective Decisions" of the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Dortmund, Visiting Lecturer of the DAAD at the University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", Visiting Fellow at the Public Sector Economics Research Centre (PSERC), University of Leicester and Research Fellow at the Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg. Main research areas are constitutional economics, collective action, economics of contracts, political economy of reform, conflict economics, and economic analysis of social justice.



Prof. Dr. Dirk Neumann is an assistant professor at University of Freiburg, where he holds the chair of Information Systems as deputy. He obtained a Diploma from the University of Gießen and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In 2004 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe. His main research areas comprise Market and Service Engineering in service-oriented computing, Grid computing, Supply Chain Management, Green IT and Energy Management. Currently, he is coordinating the EU-funded project “Self-organizing ICT resource Management”, which deals with the set-up of markets in Grid computing environments.



Prof. Dr. OIaf Rank is professor or business administration and holds the chair of organization and human resource management at the University of Freiburg. He studies business administration and economics at the Universities of Hohenheim and Mannheim where he also earned his Ph.D. in 2003. He continued his academic career as senior research assistant in the Department of Management at the University of Bern (2003-2005) and as assistant professor of International Management at the same University. In 2008, he completed his habilitation at the University of Bern and was subsequently promoted full professor for business administration, especially organization and management at the University of Goettingen before joining the faculty in Freiburg in 2011. His current research focuses on inter- as well as intraorganizational structures of knowledge exchange and cooperation, structures and systems of corporate governance, organization theory,and social network analysis.



Prof. Dr. Günther G. Schulze is Professor of Economics at the Economics Department. He received an MA in Economics (Dipl.-Volkswirt) 1988 from the University of Hamburg, and an MA in International Economics (lic.oec.int.) 1989 from the University of Konstanz. After completing his Ph.D. at University of Konstanz in 1995 he went to Stanford University 1995/96 as a visiting scholar, and became assistant professor at the University of Konstanz in 1996 where he received his Habilitation and venia legendi for economics in 2000. He was associate visiting professor for resource economics at the Technical University Freiberg 2000/2001. Since spring 2001 he has been full professor of economics at the University of Freiburg where he holds a chair in international economic policy. Günther Schulze is joint editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics. His main research areas are international economics, international environmental economics, international political economics, cultural economics, and decentralization in developing countries.



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