Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, has been President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research since April 2016.
In September 2018 he was appointed Co-Chairman of the Commission Competition Law 4.0 of the German Federal Government. From 2015-2018 Achim Wambach was a member of the steering committee of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) as well as of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Further Development of the Risk Structure Compensation Scheme. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, acting as its chairman from 2012-2015.
Achim Wambach obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of Oxford and a Master of Science in Economics at the London School of Economics. He completed his habilitation thesis in economics at the University of Munich and was Professor of Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg before taking on the position of Director of the Institute for Economic Policy (iwp) at the University of Cologne. For the period of 2017-2018 he was chairman of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik). His fields of interest include market design and competition policy.
Prof. Achim Wambach has been a member of the Monopolies Commission since July 2014 and was elected chairman in March 2016.