University of Oldenburg
Since May 1st, 2012, Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer has been a member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation that was established by the German government.
Christoph Böhringer is professor for economic policy at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. After his graduation as industrial engineer from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, he received a doctorate in economics at the University of Stuttgart in 1995, where he became head of the section „Energy Economics“ at the Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER). From 1999 to 2006, he led the department „Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. In 2002, he habilitated in economics at the University of Regensburg and in 2004 he became professor of economics at the University of Heidelberg. In early 2007, he moved from Mannheim respectively Heidelberg to Oldenburg, where he now holds the chair of „Economic Policy“. His research activities focus on the economic impact assessment of regulation, especially in the fieldof environmental, energy and climate policy. His scientific findings have been published in many internationally renowned journals. Prof. Böhringer is research professor at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and member of the German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) set up by the German Research Association (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).