Prof. Dr. Andreas Polk

Professor for Economics
Professor

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1162
E: polk@hwr-berlin.de


Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 2.52
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin
Germany

 

Academic and Professional Career

  • Studied Economics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Duisburg
  • Assistant to the Chair for Economic Theory at the University of Heidelberg and to the Chair for Industrial Organisation, Environmental Economics and Transport Policy at the University of Zurich
  • Doctoral studies at the Gerzensee Study Center, a foundation of the Swiss National Bank
  • Obtained doctorate at the University of Zurich on the topic “The Economics of Lobbying and Special Interest Groups”
  • Specialist adviser at the German Federal Competition Authority, specialising in energy policy and the economic basis of competition law
  • Since September 2008: Professor of Economics, in particular Industrial Organisation, at the FHW Berlin / Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)

Expert for

  • Applied microeconomic research
  • Regulation of network industries (in particular, regulation of the energy market)
  • Economic basis of competition law
  • Lobbying and influence on political decisions

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Microeconomics
  • Strategic management
  • Competition law and regulation
  • Political Economy and Lobbying

Research Projects and Fields

  • Competition Policy
  • Liberalisation and regulation of network industries
  • Impact of lobbying on political decisions

Selected, current Publications

  • Polk (2011), „Lobbying: Public Interest and Private Conduct“, CESifo DICE Report, 1/2011 (Spring), 3-7. http://www.cesifo-group.de/DocDL/dicereport111-forum1.pdf
  • Bilotkach, Polk (2011), „The Assessment of Market Power of Airports“, Working Paper.
  • Polk, Schmutzler, Müller (2010), „Lobbying and the Power of Multinational Firms“, Working Paper No. 1008 of the Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich. Artikel lesen
  • Polk (2010), „The economic market power of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: A Rejoinder“, published online at Airneth.nl www.airneth.nl
  • Müller, Bilotkach, Fichert, Niemeier, Pels, Polk (2010), „The economic market power of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol“, Study commissioned by the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa), April 2010.
  • Windeck, Polk (2010), „Strafzettel XXXL. Die Milliardenstrafe der EU gegen Intel.“, c't magazin für computer technik, 2/2010, S. 152-156.
  • Polk, Rasek, Thiele (2006), „Konglomerate Zusammenschlüsse in der Fusionskontrolle — Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick“, Diskussionspapier des Bundeskartellamtes zur Professorentagung 2006.
  • Polk, Schmutzler (2005), „Lobbying against environmental regulation vs. lobbying for loopholes“, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 21(4), 915-931.
  • Polk (2002), „The Economics of Lobbying and Special Interest Groups“, Dissertation Universität Zürich, Schweiz.
  • Polk (2000), „Multilaterale Abkommen für Direktinvestitionen – Eine Kritik am MAI aus industrieökonomischer Sicht“, Aussenwirtschaft, 55(4), 527—547.