Competition Theory and Policy, Institutional Economics (NIE, Ordo-liberalism); Evolutionary Economics (Market Process Theory, Institutional and Legal Evolution), Methodology; in particular Network Economics.
- 1987 – 1992, Studied Economics at the University of Bayreuth.
- 1992 – 1997, Research Assistant for the Chair of Econmics (Economic Theory) at the University of Bayreuth.
- Doctoral Thesis under Prof. Dr. Peter Oberender.
- 1997-2002: Post-doctoral thesis within the Project Group.