Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge
has been full professor of economics and Head of the Chair of Energy Economics - Department of Economics - at the University of Cologne since 2007. On top of his professorial role, he also serves as the Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) and as the President of the Supervisory Board of EWI’s independent think-tank, ewi Energy Research & Scenarios.
His research interests comprise institutional and economic issues in energy economics and energy policy, notably with respect to European electricity and gas markets, global energy markets as well as the economics of greenhouse gas mitigation. In addition, he also has an interest in business strategies in the energy sector and in energy trading.
Professor Bettzüge is an active member of various scientific and advisory boards as well as of national and international academic committees. From 2011 to 2013, he has been a member of the German Parliament’s Commission on “Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Living”.
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 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 Vice President with the strategy consultancy The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).