Marc Oliver Bettzuge

Chair of Energy Economics
University of Cologne

Marc Oliver Bettzüge (Germany) has been full professor of economics, in particular energy economics, and Head of the Chair of Energy Economics - Department of Economics - at the University of Cologne since 2007. He is also Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). Besides his obligations as director, Professor Bettzüge deals primarily with basic institutional and economic issues in energy economics and energy policy.

Professor Bettzüge is a member of the German Bundestag's [German parliament] Study Commission on Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of since 2011. In addition he plays an active role in various committees and advisory boards.

After studying mathematics and economics at the Universities of Bonn, Cambridge and Berkeley, he received his doctorate in economics with a thesis on "Financial Innovation from a General Equilibrium Perspective." Following that, Professor Bettzüge worked as a researcher at the Universities of Bonn and Zurich, and also as a management consultant with internationally renowned consulting firms. Prior to his appointment to the University of Cologne, he held the position of partner and CEO with the strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG).