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Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler

Felix Höffler, Porträt, Uni Köln, Prof. Dr. Höffler
Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler

has been a full professor of economics at the University of Cologne since 2011. He also acts as Research Director and Member of the Management Board of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne. After studying history, politics, and economics at the University of Tübingen, his PhD studies took him to the University of Bonn, the London School of Economics and Political Science and to the University of Basel, where he received his doctorate in 1999.
Afterwards, he worked outside academia for about six years in policy consulting and business, before he joined the Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods, Bonn. From 2007 until 2010, Höffler held the Deutsche Post Foundation Endowed Chair of Regulatory Economics at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management at Koblenz / Vallendar. His research focuses on industrial economics, specifically with regulated network industries like energy, telecommunication, and transport.  

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Tel.: +49 (0)221.277 29-206

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Selected Projects

  • Investigation into a sustainable electricity market design for Germany
    Client: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
    [Summary] [Study - German only]

Selected Publications

  • Investment Coordination in Network Industries: The Case of Electricity Grid and Electricity.
    Journal of  Regulatory Economics, Vol. 44 (3), pp. 287-307, 2013 (with Achim Wambach). [Link]

  • How competitive is cross-border trade of electricity? Theory and evidence from European electricity markets.
    The Energy Journal, Vol. 34 (1), pp. 125-154, 2013 (with Georg Gebhardt - awarded with the Campbell Watkins Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2013). [Article].
  • Legal Unbundling Can Be a 'Golden Mean' between Vertical Integration and Ownership Separation.
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 29 (5), pp. 576-588, 2011 (with Sebastian Kranz). [Article]
  • An Economic Analysis of Trade Secret Protection in Buyer-Seller Relationships.
    Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 27 (1), pp. 137-158, 2011 (with Stefan Bechtold). [Link]