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Dr. Rainer Quitzow


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)



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