Research for the Environment

Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel

Head of the Department of Economics

Head of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management, University of Leipzig

Publicly Certified Expert (Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frankfurt am Main) for Cost Accounting of Public Enterprises


Division of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Working Group Social-science Water Research
Working Group Governance and Institutions
Working Group Climate Change
Working Group Energy

Prof. Gawel at UMWELTforsch, a German science blog


Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Economics
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1940
Fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 451940

Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel

Office secretary:

Heide Scharfe

Tel: ++49 - 341 - 235 1255
Fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 1836

Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel

Areas of Expertise and Research

Environmental and Energy Economics, Infrastructure Economics, New Institutional Economics, Public Finance

Curriculum Vitae

since 2008

Professor of Economics, especially Environmental Institutional Economics, University of Leipzig and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department Economics

2004

Habilitation at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Augsburg, (Economic and Legal Aspects of Eco-Tax Systems), Venia Legendi for Economics

since 2002

Publicly Certified Expert for Cost Accounting of Public Enterprises
2002-2003: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin;
since 2003: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frankfurt am Main

2004 - 2008

Vice Dean and Head of Examination Office, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main

2001 - 2008

Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main, Faculty of Business and Law

2000 - 2001

Member of the Scientific Staff of the Enquete Commission "Sustainable Energy Supply" of the 14th German Bundestag, Berlin

1999 - 2000

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn

1998 - 1999

Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Research Group "Rational Environmnetal Policy - Rational Environmental Law"

1998

Scholarship Holder of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn

1995 - 1998

Habilitation Scholarship Holder of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

1995

Visisting Professor at the University of Bremen, Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programme of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) "Risikoregulierung und Privatrechtssystem" (Risk Regulation and System of Civil Law)

1994

PhD in Economics, University of Cologne

1990 - 1995

Research Assistant and Project Leader at the Research Institute for Public Finance, University of Cologne

1989

Diplom-Volkswirt (Master of Economics), University of Cologne

1986 - 1989

Student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Economic and Social Science Statistics, University of Cologne

1986 - 1989

Scholarship Holder of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

1983 - 1988

Study of Economics, Business Administration and Statistics, University of Cologne

Irene Ring

Irene Ring has been elected President of the European Society for Ecological Economics.

Report on the ESEE website

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