Head of chair Prof. Dr. Frank Wätzold

T +49 (0) 355 69 2813
F +49 (0) 355 69 2427
Raum: LG 10/532

For all adminstrative issue, please contact Ms. Regina Kirsche (regina.kirsche(at)b-tu.de).

Consultation hours Prof. Wätzold

Prof. Wätzold

Next consultation hours:
Wednesday 20th of October, 2 - 3 pm, online (no more free time here)
Wednesday 27th of October, 10.30 - 11.30 am in präsenz at BTU Cottbus, LG 10/532

Please, also note announcements regarding consultation hour appointments in the homepage's news section!

Dear Students, please discuss any examination issues for international studies with Frau Kirsche (secretary) bevore seeing Prof. Wätzold during his consultation hours.

Field of Research

Economic analysis of environmental policy instruments in developing and developed countries including their institutional framework and the preceding policy process, as well as the analysis of strategies and policies to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, in particular with the support of ecological-economic models.

Curriculum Vitae


Prize winner of the UFZ-Research Prize (togther with Karin Johst and Martin Drechsler) for the development of ecological-economic models for biodiversity conservation

since 2010

Professor of Environmental Economics at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus

Spring term 2011

Visiting scientist at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University

2009 - 2010

Professor of Land Economics at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald

2007 - 2009

Visiting Professor of Environmental Economics at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus

1997 - 2009

Senior Researcher at the Department of Economics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ (since 2009 visiting researcher at the Department of Economics)


PhD. in economics at the Free University of Berlin, topic of thesis: "Economic concepts dealing with environmental uncertainty"

1996 - 1997

Researcher at the "Öko-Institut e.V." in a project on "Ecological and economic analyses of environmental taxes in North Rhine-Westphalia"

1992 - 1996

Lecturer at the Institute for Economic Policy and Economic History at the Free University of Berlin and researcher in the EU-funded project "Environment, Regulation, Innovation and Competition" at the Institute for Industrial Economics, Technical University of Berlin

1989 - 1990

Studies of economic history and social policy at the London School of Economics

1986 - 1992

Studies of economics and pedagogy at the Free University of Berlin, Masters in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt)

  • Member in Editorial Board of the Journal "Environmental Policy and Governance"
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Biodiveristät und Genetische Ressourcen) at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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