Prof. Dr. Holger Rogall

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Sustainable Economics

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1184
E: rogall(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 511
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

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


Academic and Professional Career

  • 1980: Diploma in Economics
  • 1982: Diploma in Business Pedagogy
  • 1983-87: Research assistant on research projects of BERLIN-Forschung (a research group) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the FU Berlin and the Technical University (TU) of Berlin.
  • 1987: Obtained doctorate (Dr. rer. pol. )
  • 1988-95: Project leader and head of faculty at the Institute for Futures Studies in Berlin (IZT)
  • 2003-2006 (also 1991-2001): Member of the Berlin city parliament (positions held include environmental spokesperson and spokesperson on the Enquete Commission (“Sustainable Berlin”)
  • since 1996: Professor of Environmental Economics at the FHW Berlin / BSEL

Key Aspects of practise

  • since 2002: Chair of the GfN (an association for sustainability, new environmental economics and sustainability-oriented environmental law)
  • since 2006: Manager of the German-Polish Network of Scientists for Sustainable Development
  • since 2007: Member of the board of the association “Berlin 21”
  • since 2008: Developing the network of German-speaking ecological / sustainable economists
  • Development of strategies and tools for sustainable environmental and economic policy, particularly in the policy areas of energy, waste management, product design and the economy

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Contacts and relations with German-speaking and Polish academics from the field of sustainability science: e.g. Akademia Ekonomiczna Wroclaw, Akademia Ekonomiczna Pozan, Akademia Ekonomiczna Katowice, Akademia Ekonomiczna Hutnicza Krakow, Akademia Ekonomiczna Jelena Gora, Politechnika Bialostocka Kleosin


  • Awarded the German Solar Prize 2006

External relations

  • As a result of the planned projects below there is a lot of collaboration with other scientific institutes, associations and companies. Based on current and planned projects the following collaborations should be highlighted:
  • Inter-disciplinary research community (FAGUS) at the TU Berlin (Prof. Bückmann, Prof. Mackensen)
  • Association for Promotion of the Innovative Region Central/East Brandenburg (Prof. Behrendt, University of Applied Sciences, Wildenau)
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (design and conduct of congresses on current research results about the New Environmental Economy, e.g. Stakeholders in sustainable development (4.4.2003); What happens after Johannesburg? (24.10.2002); Requirements for implementing the concept of sustainable development (11.6.2002); A system of targets and indicators for a sustainable Berlin (20.3.2001) in cooperation with the Institute for Resource Conservation, Innovation and Sustainability (IRIS); Companies as stakeholders in sustainable development (21.3.2000)

Expert for

  • Environmental Economics and environmental policy (particularly relations between stakeholders and political-legal tools)
  • Ecological Economics and Sustainable Economics
  • Sustainability science, particularly sustainable policies for waste management, energy, product design, transport and the economy

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Lectures and seminars as part of the masters course on sustainability management and quality management, as part of the foundation course and main degree course for industrial engineers (environment and sustainability), in the optional subject (environment and the economy) and in the foundation course:
    • Ecological Economics and traditional and new Environmental Economics
    • Tools of Environmental Economics for environmental policy
    • Basic principles of environmental policy, incl. the inter-dependence between stakeholders in sustainable development
    • Spheres of activity for sustainable policies for energy, waste management, transport, product design and the economy
    • Economics

Research Projects and Fields

  • Development of the German-Polish Network of Scientists for Sustainable Development (2007: design, preparation and conduct of the 3rd workshop in Berlin – commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment)
  • Writing text books: Rogall, H. 2008: Ökologische Ökonomie – Neue Umweltökonomie (Ecological Economics – New Environmental Economics), 2nd completely revised and extended edition, Wiesbaden;
    Rogall, H. 2006: Volkswirtschaftslehre für Sozialwissenschaftler (Economics for Social Scientists), Wiesbaden;
    Rogall, H. 2004; Ökonomie der Nachhaltigkeit (the Economics of Sustainability), Wiesbaden;
    Rogall, H. 2003: Akteure der nachhaltigen Entwicklung (Stakeholders in Sustainable Development), Munich

Planned projects

  • Development of the network of German-speaking ecological / sustainable economists Development of tools and strategies for sustainable development, particularly in the policy areas of waste management, energy, transport, environmentally-friendly product design and the economy. In this respect the following project, amongst others, is planned:
    a complete revision and extension of the text book: Rogall, H. 2006: Volkswirtschaftslehre für Sozialwissenschaftler (Economics for Social Scientists), Wiesbaden

Selected, current Publications

  • Ökologische Ökonomie – Neue Umweltökonomie, 2. vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Akteure der Nachhaltigkeit, in: Amelung, N. et al. (2007, Hrsg.): Einstieg in Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Frankfurt a. M.
  • Ökonomie der Nachhaltigkeit – Chancen der Beschäftigung und Umwelt, in: John, K.; Rübbelke, D. (2007, Hrsg.): Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa: Neue Perspektiven durch die Vermarktung umweltfreundlicher Technologien? Aachen
  • Für eine ökologische Ökonomie – Umweltschutz und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung bedingen einander, in: Vorgänge – Zeitschrift für Bürgerrechte und Gesellschaftspolitik 179, 46. Jg., Heft 3; 2007/09.
  • Volkswirtschaftslehre für Sozialwissenschaftler, Wiesbaden 2006
  • Ökonomie der Nachhaltigkeit, Wiesbaden 2004
  • Akteure der nachhaltigen Entwicklung, Der ökologische Reformstau und seine Gründe, München 2003
  • Neue Umweltökonomie – Ökologische Ökonomie: Ökonomische und ethische Grundlagen der Nachhaltigkeit, Instrumente zur Durchsetzung, Opladen 2002
  • Bausteine einer zukunftsfähigen Umwelt- und Wirtschaftspolitik – Eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die Neue Umweltökonomie und Ökologische Ökonomie, Berlin 2000.