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Dr. Rainer Quitzow

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Technische Universität Berlin
Chair of Economics
Secr. H 47
Room H 4139 A
Straße des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Consulting times: by arrangement

Academic Career

  • 2012 - 2015: Doctoral Thesis (Dr. rer. pol.) at Enviromental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Otto Suhr Institute für Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2003 – 2004: M.A. in Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Den Haag)
  • 1998 – 2001: B.A. in Metropolitan Studies, New York University (New York)

Professional Experience

Current Positions:

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Plattform Energiewende, Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Senior Lecturer at the Chair for Innovation Economics, Technische Universität Berlin

Previous Positions:

  • November 2013 - November 2014: Research Fellow at the Chair for Innovation Economics
  • 2009 - 2013: Research Fellow at the Enviromental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2005 – 2008: Junior Professional / Consultant, Sustainable Development Divison, World Bank (Washington, DC)
  • 2002 – 2003: Campaign Manager, Oxfam Germany (Berlin)

Research Interests

  • Sustainable innovation and economic policy
  • Demand-side innovation policy and lead markets
  • Global markets for environmental technologies and the role of the BRICS
  • Transformation of the energy system / renewable energy policy
  • Policies for a Green Economy

Current projects

  • Open-BIO: Opening markets for bio-based products (Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission)


  • Jacob, K.; Quitzow, R.; Bär, H. (2014): Green Jobs: Beschäftigungswirkungen einer Green Economy. Eschborn: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • Quitzow, R.; Libo, W.; Jacob, K. (2013): Green jobs in Asia : achievements, strategies and potentials. [2] Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Department for Asia and the Pacific.
  • Jacob, K.; Kauppert, P.; Quitzow, R. (2013): Green growth strategies in Asia: drivers and political entry points [3]. Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Department for Asia and the Pacific.
  • Quitzow, R.; Walz, R.; Köhler, J.; Rennings, K. (2013):The concept of “lead markets” revisited: Contribution to environmental innovation theory [4] in: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, in press.
  • Quitzow, R. (2013): Towards an integrated approach to promoting environmental innovation and national competitiveness in: Innovation and Development, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 277-296.
  • Quitzow, R.; Bär, H.; Jacob, K. (2013): Environmental Governance in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia - A tale of two paces [5] in: FFU-Report 01-2013, Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik, FU Berlin, 32 Seiten.
  • Ferretti, J.; Guske, A.L.; Jacob, K.; Quitzow, R. (2012): Trade and the environment. Framework and methods for impact assessment [6] in: FFU-Report 05-2012, Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik, Freie Universität Berlin, 120 S.
  • Quitzow, Rainer (2012): Green Innovation in China: Grassroots Phenomenon or State-led Development Model? in: Global Chamber Ticker, Oktober/November 2012.
  • Knopf, J.; Quitzow, R.; Hoffmann, E.; Rotter, M. (Hrsg). (2011): Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien in Politik und Wirtschaft: Treiber für Innovation und Kooperation? [7] München: Oekom.
  • Quitzow, R.; Bär, H.; Jacob, K. (2011): Asia at a Crossroads: New Trends in Environmental Governance in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia [8].
    Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, June 14-17, 2011 at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul. 
  • Quitzow, R. (2010): Governance for Sustainable Developments as "strategic public management." [9] Paper presented at the Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Freie Universität Berlin, October 8&9, 2010.
  • Quitzow, R. (Co-Autor) (2010): Evaluating the Results of Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) on National Policy Making [10]. Oxford Policy Management / UNDP.
  • Quitzow, R.; Jacob, K. (2010): Erhebung zu Wirkung und Lernerfahrung in der Umweltpolitikberatung. Eschborn: Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
  • Quitzow, R. (Co-Autor) (2009): Aid for Trade: Removing Constraints to Trade, Enabling Inclusive Growth and Supporting Poverty Reduction. Lessons for Policy and Programming from Five Case Studies [11]. London: Overseas Development Institute.
  • Quitzow, R. (Co-Autor) (2009): Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Groundwater Over-exploitation in Mexico [12]. Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Quitzow, R. (2008): Local governance and national crisis in Côte d'Ivoire
    Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Quitzow, R. (Co-Autor) (2006): Understanding Socio-economic and Political Factors to Impact Policy Change [13]. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Dr. Rainer Quitzow
+49 (0)30 314 76679
Room H 4139 A
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