Prof. Dr. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker

Prof. Dr. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker

Visiting Researcher

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
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