Professor Achim Wambach, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and has been the President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research since April 2016.
Before joining ZEW, Achim Wambach was the Director of the Institute for Economic Policy (iwp) at the University of Cologne and Director of the European Centre for Liberal Professions, University of Cologne.
Achim Wambach studied Physics and Mathematics in Cologne before obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford. After finishing his Master of Science degree in Economics at the London School of Economics, he completed his habilitation thesis in Economics at the University of Munich. Between 2001 and 2005, he was professor of Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
His fields of interest include competition policy issues as well as information problems in markets. His research draws on methods of market design and industrial economics.