Current teaching

Summer 2022: Advanced Seminar on the Economics of Digital Platforms (more details to follow)

This course consists of a kick-off event, two full days of student presentations, and at least (ideally more than) one supervisory meeting.

Kick-off event: Thursday, 28 April, 2 pm, room 0505.Z1.Z538. In this class, Hanna Hottenrott and I will introduce the general topic as well as the list of topics for student papers.

Student presentations will be held on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July, location TBA. Please note that students are required to attend both days in full to pass the course.

Supervisory meetings will be scheduled bilaterally and can be delivered via Zoom. Presentation of preliminary results during one such meeting is required to pass the course.

Past teaching

Winter 2021:

Economics of Technology & Innovation

All information on this year's course can be found on the Moodle course page at https://www.moodle.tum.de/course/view.php?id=71797

Please register for the course via TUM online, the module ID is MGT001298.


During term time:

Review sessions take place every Thursday from 10:30–12:30 in room 201.

My regular office hours are Thursday from 2–4 pm in room 405. In addition I will offer two more hours of availability in each week that will be announced at the end of the previous week.

Every week there will be a homework assignment to be completed and submitted during the Tuesday lecture of the following week. Grades on assignments can be expected to be available by the end of the same week.

Every review session will start with a brief discussion of the submitted assignment so that nothing is left unclear. Then we will turn to exercises on the current week's topic.

All material will be distributed via Johns Hopkins' Blackboard system.

Exam preparation:

I will hold exam preparation sessions in the days leading to the exam. For the 2019-20 academic year these sessions were held on:

Friday 10 January 14:00-16:00 -- room 301

Monday 13 January 14:00-16:00 -- Auditorium

The first session will cover the sample exam provided on Blackboard. In the auditorium we might rather do an "open session" answering questions that many have, but then this is flexible and also depends on the number of participants.

To help us find time slots that suit as many of you as possible, please fill in the survey at doodle.com (see link in email).



  • Information Economics (LMEC)

  • Microeconomics

  • International Trade Theory (Johns Hopkins SAIS)


  • Microeconomics


  • Applied Microeconomics

  • Economics of Innovation (MSc)

  • Economics of Market Failure

  • Mathematical Preliminaries for Students of Economics


  • Economics of Innovation (MSc)

  • Economics of Market Failure

  • Mathematical Preliminaries for Students of Economics

  • Microeconomics


  • Introduction to Business Information Processing