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Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler

Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler passed away on 4 February 2019. We mourn the death of a lovable man and highly esteemed professor!


Research focuses

Regulatory Economics, Competition Policy, Industrial Organization, Energy Economics, Law and Economics

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2011 full professor of economics, Dept. of Economics at the University of Cologne and Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI), and since 2016 Director of the Institute of Economic Policy at the University of Cologne (iwp)
  • 2007 - 2010 full professor of economics, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Economics, Vallendar
  • 2004 - 2007 Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
  • 2002 - 2004 Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, Corporate Strategy, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
  • 2000 - 2002 Consultant, Utilities and Service Industries Practice, Arthur D. Little International Inc., Wiesbaden and Düsseldorf
  • 1999 - 2000 Researcher, Monopolies Commission, Bonn
  • 1999 PhD in Economics, University of Basel
  • 1995 Diplomvolkswirt, University of Tübingen
  • 1994 M.A. in Modern History, University of Tübingen

Selected publications

  • Using forward contracts to reduce regulatory capture. Journal of Industrial Economics, 63 (4), p. 598-624, 2015. (With Sebastian Kranz)
  • How competitive is Cross-Border Trade of Electricity? Theory and Evidence from European Electricity Markets. The Energy Journal, 34 (2), pp. 125-154, 2013 (with Georg Gebhardt). (Winner of the Campbell Watkins Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2013)
  • Legal Unbundling Can Be a´ Golden Mean´ between Vertical Integration and Ownership Separation. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 29 (5), pp.576-588, 2011 (with Sebastian Kranz)
  • Cost and Benefits from Infrastructure Competition. Estimating Welfare Effects from Broadband Access Competition. Telecommunications Policy, 31 (6-7), pp. 401-418, 2007
  • Do New Brooms Sweep Clean? Why and When Dismissing Managers Can Increase Firm Performance. European Economic Review, 47 (5), pp. 877-890, 2003 (with Dirk Sliwka)