"Policy Mix"
Download Download Ergebnisposter
"Grüner Wandel"
Download Download Ergebnisposter

3. Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

The Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena was founded in 1558 and currently has more than 21,000 students. Famous people like Schiller, Goethe, Doebereiner, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Haeckel, Abbe and Zeiß worked here and cutting-edge science is a tradition in Jena right up to the present day.

The Chair of Economics/Microeconomics held by Professor Uwe Cantner focuses its research on economic change, especially in the field of innovation economics, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics and social network structures. Research is based on a strong microeconomic foundation. The chair combines high quality teaching with international cutting-edge research. This includes involving high potential students in research projects and participating in and presenting research results at international conferences.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner Uwe Cantner studied Economics and Business Administration at the University of Augsburg from 1980 to 1985. From 1983 to 1984 he completed a Master of Arts in Economics at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, USA. He was awarded his PhD from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich in 1990 under the supervision of Professor Franz Gehrels at the Institute of International Economics and habilitated in 1996 at the University of Augsburg. Since 2000, he has been a University Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

Uwe Cantner is member of various organizations. From 1998 to 2008 he was a general editor of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. He has been Managing Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics since 2001 and Spokesman of the DFG-Research Training group (Graduiertenkolleg) "The Economics of Innovative Change" since 2006 and was also Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the DIME EU-Network of Excellence until 2011. Since 2006 he has been Chairman of the advisory board of the "ZEW Innovations-Panel" and the Director of the Jena Graduate School "Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change" since 2007. In 2008 and 2009 he was Chairman of the chapter for evolutionary economics in the "Verein für Socialpolitik" (German Economic Association). Furthermore, he has been spokesman of the core research field "Menschen im Sozialen Wandel" (Humans in social change) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena since 2008 and since 2010 he has been a Professor (II) of Economics (part-time professor) at the University of Southern Denmark.

PD Dr. Holger Graf

PD Dr. Holger GrafDr. Holger Graf studied Economics at the Universities of Regensburg and Augsburg from 1995 to 2000. He has been working as part of Professor Uwe Cantner's team since 2000. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Jena under the supervision of Professor Uwe Cantner in 2005 and habilitated on "Innovation, Interaction and Networks" in June 2011. His research covers topics on the economics of innovation and interaction processes in networks, clusters, and innovation systems in general. His expertise lies in the analysis of social networks at regional and technology levels. Other fields of interest include market evolution, industrial economics, and environmental economics.

Martin Kalthaus

Martin KalthausMartin Kalthaus has been working for Professor Cantner at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena since March 2012 and attends the Graduate Academy "The Economics of Innovative Change". Martin studied Management and Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum and graduated in 2011 with a thesis on "Economic Evaluation of Subsidy Schemes for Renewable Energies and their Integration into the European Union's Emission Trading System". He also studied abroad at the Aalto School of Economics in Helsinki and at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on energy and environmental innovations.

Johannes Herrmann

Johannes HerrmannJohannes Herrmann has been working for the Chair of Microeconomics (led by Professor Uwe Cantner) in Jena since March 2012. He is also studying at the Graduate Academy "Economics of innovative change". He studied Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena and graduated in 2011. The dissertation for his degree was on "The role of emotions in economic theory". His research interests include economic policy, energy supply, psychology and institutional economics.



Fraunhofer ISI
FSU Jena
Final report
Download Download GRETCHEN final report