Torsten Heinrich - Academic CV

Academic Career

Oct, 2020 - Professor of Microeconomics, Chemnitz University of Technology

Oct, 2020 - Oxford Martin Associate at OMPTEC, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Oct, 2019 - Associate, University of Oxford (INET Institute)

Oct, 2019 - Sep 2020 Postdoc Researcher, University of Oxford (Oxford Martin School, OMPTEC Programme, Prof. Dr. Ian Goldin)

Oct, 2018 - Sep 2020 Research Member of the Common Room at Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Apr, 2017 - Sep 2020 Oxford Martin Fellow of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Oct, 2016 - Sep, 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford (INET Institute, Prof. Dr. Doyne Farmer)

Jul, 2016 - Sep 2020 Adjunct lecturer (Privatdozent), University of Bremen (Department of Business Studies and Economics)

Oct, 2011 - Sep, 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bremen (IINO Institute, Chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner)

Jan, 2011 - Sep, 2011 Scholarship of the University of Bremen

Jan, 2008 - Dec, 2010 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Bremen (IINO Institute, Chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner)


Jul, 2016 Habilitation and Venia Legendi (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)

  Thesis title: "The Potential of Evolutionary Modeling in Economics: Evolutionary Economics and Advances in the Theory and Applications of Agent-Based Modeling, Simulation, Complexity, Dynamic Systems, and Network Theory",

  Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pyka, Prof. Dr. Kalevi Kyläheiko; Additional committee members: Prof. Dr. Jutta G√ľnther, Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes

Sep, 2011 PhD degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany), grade: summa cum laude; Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner

  Dissertation title: "Technological Change, Network Effects, and Emergent Properties in Growth Regimes. A Theoretical and Simulation-Based Approach to the Microfoundations of Economic Growth and the Role of Technological Change and Lock-In Effects in Complex Economic Systems"

  Committee: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner, Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Krause, Prof. Dr. Martin Missong

Jul, 2007 Diplom-Volkswirt (M.Sc. in Economics), Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany), grade 2.2 (thesis: 1.1); Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt

  Thesis title: "The Emergence of Norms and Standards. A Simulation-Based Analysis of the Formation and Development of Norms and Standards." (German: "Die Emergenz von Normen und Standards. Eine simulationsgestützte Untersuchung der Entstehung und Entwicklung von Normen und Standards.")

Oct, 2001 - Jul, 2007 Studies of economics at the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Visiting Scholar Positions

Dec, 2018 Hiroshi Kitamura Visiting Professor, IN-EAST Institute, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Feb-Mar, 2016 Visiting scholar, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

May-Jun, 2014 Visiting scholar, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland

Feb, 2013 Visiting scholar & Lecturer, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Membership in Professional Organizations

Professional Awards

Oct, 2017 Myrdal-Prize of the EAEPE for the best published monograph (together with co-authors Wolfram Elsner and Henning Schwardt for the textbook ''Microeconomics of Complex Economies'' Elsevier, 2015, see List of Publications)

Official Functions in Professional Organizations

Guest Lectures

Jan, 2019 Research Seminar, Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria. Talk on ''Agent-based models of industrial organization and technological change''
Jan, 2018 NICO Talk at the Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems and Kellogg College, Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, USA. Talk on ''Effects of network externalities on technological change, innovation, and growth''
Dec, 2017 Keynote of ''WICK 2017: 5th International Ph.D. Workshop in economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge'', Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Title: ''Network externalities and technological change: Theory and historical examples''
Apr, 2016 Student-Organized Lecture in Alternative Microeconomics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria. Talk on ''Agent-based Modeling''
Mar, 2016 Research Seminar, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Talk on ''Simulation and Agent-Based Modeling as Methods in Economics''
Nov, 2014 Seminar ''Complex Systems and Modelling'', Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Ol-denburg, Germany. Talk on ''Complexity and Simplification in Economics: A History of Equilibrium and Agent-Based Non-Equilibrium Models''
Jun, 2014 Research Seminar, School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland. Talk on ''Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation in Economics''
Jun, 2013 Research Seminar, Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics, TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. Talk on ''Economics, the Physics of the Social Sciences?''