Martin Peitz is professor of economics at the University of Mannheim (since 2007), a director of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation - MaCCI (since 2009). He has been member of the economic advisory group on competition policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission (2013-2016), an academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe, CERRE (2012-2016) and head of the Department of Economics (2010-2013).
Martin Peitz graduated in economics at the University of Bonn in 1992. He received his doctorate in economics from Bonn within the European Doctoral Program in 1995. He then became assistant professor at the University of Alicante, Spain, and was tenured in 1999. In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Heisenberg fellowship by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He held visiting appointments at the Universities of Frankfurt and Mannheim and was professor of economics at the International University in Germany from 2004 to 2007.