Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP)

Teaching area Institutional Economics and Infrastructure Systems (IÖ-IS)

The teaching area Institutional Economics and Infrastructure Systems (IÖ-IS) at the Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP) is engaged in teaching and research on the application-oriented analysis of economic policy issues related to infrastructure systems. One focus is the transformation of the energy and transport sectors against the background of the goal of climate neutrality. Typical topics dealt with in this context concern the institutional design for the provision and financing of both network infrastructures and complementary infrastructure facilities in the aforementioned sectors, as well as the design of incentive and regulatory regimes for the related service provision. Furthermore, fundamental overarching issues such as the design of climate policy instruments or the organization of procurement by the public sector will be addressed. In terms of methodology, we draw in particular on (new) institutional economics and, in addition, on insights from, for example, industrial economics or other areas of (applied) microeconomics.

Research associates in the IÖ-IS teaching area are currently Carolin Grüter (email), Lukas Vorwerk (email) und Marten Westphal (email).

The area is managed by Lukas Vorwerk (email), who will be happy to answer any questions and provide further information.

 

Teaching

Infrastructure and Competition Policy (IWP)

Infrastructure and Competition Policy (IWP)

The module includes the lectures Infrastructure Policy and Competition Policy.

Please refer to the course catalog and module description for registration requirements.

Module number: 70157

Module description: MTS

Please refer to the overview table in the "Study  & Teaching / Lectures" section for information on the module's offer in the following semesters.

Usually the module is offered in the summer term.

Seminar Competition and Consumer Policy (S-WV)

Seminar Competition and Consumer Policy (S-WV)

In the context of the module, students deal with competition and consumer policy issues relevant in practice, incorporating (institutional and industrial) economic insights. For further information or to register, please email Lukas Vorwerk (lvo@wip.tu-berlin.de).

Module number: 70285

Module description:MTS

For information about the offer of the module in the following semesters, please refer to the overview table in the section "Study  & Teaching / Lectures".

 

Usually the module is offered in the winter term.

Seminar Infrastructure Policy (S-IP)

Seminar Infrastructure Policy (S-IP)

In the context of the module, students deal with economic policy and regulatory issues relevant in practice from an infrastructure economics topic area, incorporating (institutional and industrial) economic insights. For more information or to register, please email Lukas Vorwerk (lvo@wip.tu-berlin.de).

Module number: 70065

Module description:MTS.

Please refer to the overview table in the section "Study  & Teaching / Courses" for information about the module's offer in the following semesters. Usually the module is offered in the summer term.

Project Infrastructure Management (PS-I)

Project Infrastructure Management (PS-I)

The module focuses on the examination of current infrastructure policy and / or regulatory issues and the development of options for action for the public sector.

Module number: 70068

Module description: MTS

For information on the module offered in the following semesters, please refer to the overview table in the "Study  & Teaching / Lectures" section.

Theses (bachelor and master)

The department of IÖ-IS is happy to supervise final theses (Bachelor's theses, Master's theses). The prerequisite for writing a thesis is that you have successfully completed at least one module in the teaching area of IÖ-IS.

If you are interested in writing a thesis at the department of IÖ-IS, please contact Lukas Vorwerk (email).

Contact

Lukas Vorwerk

Research Associate

lvo@wip.tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314-25207

Organization name Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy
Office H 33
Building H
Room H 3155

Carolin Grüter

Research Associate

cag@wip.tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314-26252

Organization name Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy
Office H 33
Building H
Room H 3154

Marten Westphal

Research Associate

mwe@wip.tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314-25573

Organization name Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy
Office H 33
Building H
Room H 3154