Dr. Frank Messner

Centre Development and Scientific Controlling

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Frank Messner

Areas of Expertise & Research

Environmental and resource economics, water economics, monetary evaluation of water services allocation, river basin management, EU and German Water Laws, economic instruments of water services allocation, participatory decision support instruments, analysis of industrial substance flows, environmental economics in developing countries

Curriculum Vitae

since 2007

Head of staff

2004 - 2007

Head of social science working group „River Basin Management“

since 2002

Head of Department „Socio-Economics“ of the virtual Institute „Dresden Flood Research Center“

since 1998

Senior researcher at the Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Department of Economics


Graduated as Dr. rer. pol. (University of Bremen 1999). Subject of the dissertation: „Sustainable use of non-renewable resources − the four spheres of sustainable material use with the example of copper and its substitutes“, published at Peter Lang Publishing House, Frankfurt/Main 1999

1993 - 1997

Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Karl Wohlmuth and his chair on Comparison of economic systems at the University of Bremen

1986 - 1992

Student in economics at the University of Bremen and the New School for Social Research in New York, graduated as Diplom-Ökonom (equivalent to M.scenario. in Economics)