Dr. habil. Christian Growitsch

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

Since May 2021 Director
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, Leipzig

Since April 2018 University Lecturer,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

January 2020 - April 2021 Director Industrial Solutions,
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Munich

January 2018 – December 2019 Deputy Director
Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS

July 2017 – December 2019 Director
Fraunhofer Center for Economics of Materials CEM

January 2016 – June 2017 Guest Researcher
Fraunhofer IMWS

August 2015 – March 2018University 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)
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

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

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