Prof. Dr. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker

Position: 
Senior Research Fellow
Contact Information
Phone: 
++49 (0) 228 91416-800
Fax: 
++49 (0) 228 91416-11
Room: 
1.1
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Research Focus: 

1. Theory:
A. Welfare economics with adaptive preferences
B. Capital Theory
C. History of Economics

2. Applied work:
D. Euro- Crisis
E. Climate Policy
F. Social Market Economy

Academic Career: 
  • 1957 – 1961 Student in economics, and other social sciences at the Universities of Zürich, Göttingen, Hamburg, Freiburg and Basel
  • 1961 Dr. phil. University of Basel in Economics
  • 1962 – 1964 Post-doc Fellowship MIT and University of Cambridge
  • 1964 – 1965 Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute on Educational Research in Berlin
  • 1965 – 1972 Professor of Economics University of Heidelberg
  • 1968 – 1970 Professor of Economics MIT
  • 1972 – 1974 Professor of Mathematical Economics University of Bielefeld
  • 1974 – 1981 Professor of Economics University of Bonn
  • 1982 – 1986 Professor of Economics University of Bern
  • 1986 – 2003 Professor of Economics University of Cologne
  • 2003 Retired from the University of Cologne
  • 2004 – today Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Memberships

  • Member of Acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • Founding Member and Fellow of the European Economic Association
  • Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the Nordrhein Westfalian Academy of Sciences
  • 1977 – today member of the Advisory Group of the German Minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1986 – 1998 Member of the German Monopoly Commission (1989-1998 Chairman)
  • 1986 – 2003 Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne

 

 

Articles and Papers

1. Welfare Economics of Adaptive Preferences

2. Social Market Economy

3. Competition and Antitrust

4. Energy and Climate Policy

5. Macro and Capital Theory

6. On Economics and on Economists

Publications