Dr. habil. Christian Growitsch


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Personal Information
 
Date of Birth December 1975
Place of birth Hamburg
Nationality German
 
 
 
Professional Experience


Since July 2017 Director
Fraunhofer Center for Economics of Materials CEM


January 2016 – June 2017 Guest Researcher
Fraunhofer IMWS


Since August 2015University Lecturer,
University of Hamburg
 
September 2014 – September 2015Managing Director
Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
  
September 2010 – August 2014 Director Applied Research
Institute for Energy Economics (EWI),
University of Cologne
 
January 2007 – August 2010 Head of Department
Energy Markets and Energy Regulation
Wissenschaftliches Institut für Kommunikationsdienste (WIK)
 
July 2005 – December 2006  Senior Economist, reseach group leader ‘Regulation‘
Department of Industrial Economics
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
 
October 2001 – June 2005 Research Assistant
Institute of Economics
University of Lüneburg
 
July 1999 – September 2001           Student Research Assistant
Institute of Economics
University of Lüneburg
 
October 1998 – October 2000 Assistant to the Marketing Manager
BP Lubricants Germany (formerly Castrol Consumer GmbH)
Hamburg
 
October 1995 – September 1998 Training Program
BP Lubricants Germany (formerly Burmah Castrol)
Hamburg and Prague (CR)
  
 
 
Academic Qualification
  
June 2012Member of the Faculty of Management,
Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
(Umhabilitation)


July 2005 – May 2010 Habilitation
Faculty of Law and Economics
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Thesis Title:
‘Essays on Competition and Regulatory Economics’
Grade: Dr. rer. pol. habil. (venia legendi for Economics)
 
November 2001 – June 2005 Post-Graduate Studies
Institute of Economics
University of Lüneburg
Thesis Title:
‘Essays on Network Regulation – Theoretical and Empirical
Evidence from the Electricity Supply Industry’
Grade: Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude)
 
May 2004 – July 2004                     Research Scholar
Department of Applied Economics and CMI Electricity Project
Cambridge University
Great Britain
 
April 2001 – March 2003 Studies in Economics and Social Sciences
University of Lüneburg
Grade: Diplom-Ökonom
 
October 1998 – October 2001 Studies in Management
University of Lüneburg
Grade: Diplom-Kaufmann
 
October 1995 – September 1998     Training Programme Hamburger Modell:
Studies in Management
Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg
Grade: Betriebswirt (WA) 
 
October 1995 – June 1997 Management Training
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Grade: Industriekaufmann



Achievements
Research Fellow, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge (since 2016)
 
Member, Scientific Adisory Council, Ludwig-Erhard-Foundation (since 2014)

Elected Member, Working Group ‘Regulation’, Schmalenbach Foundation (since 2013)
 
Advisor (Sachverständiger) to the German Federal Government for electricity market design (2013)
 
Associate, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (2013)

Presentation award by the ‘Verein für Socialpolitik und der Deutschen Bundesbank’ (2004)
 
Award for exceptional scientific publications (2003/2004)
Universität Lüneburg
 
e-fellows scholarship, 2000 - 2005