• Research group "Innovation and Structural Economics"

    „The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.“ (John Maynard Keynes)


to the Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change

Since September 01, 2022 Michael Rochlitz is acting head of the Chair of Economics, esp. Innovation and Structural Economics. Michael Rochlitz is Professor of Economics, esp. Institutional Change, in the Department of Economics.

The holder of the professorship, Jutta Günther, serves as President of the University of Bremen since September 01, 2022. The scientific work and third-party funded projects at the professorship will continue seamlessly.

Currently, a joint research project deals with the structural economic consequences of socialism and transformation in East Germany and Eastern Europe (Mod-Block-GDR). Other projects of the working group focus on the development and deployment of sustainable energy systems and technologies (H2B, hyTracks, hyBit) and on the dynamics of innovation systems (DynamicInno). Postdocs of the working group are initiators of the network "Learning (from) Transformation", which is funded by BYRD.

Michael Rochlitz

Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz (commissary management)

University of Bremen
Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
28359 Bremen

E-Mail: office-rochlitz(at)uni-bremen.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66631

Prof. Günther

Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther (on leave)

Latest news

Gruppenbild Mod-Block-DDR

Socialism failed - but why and to what ends? Authors' workshop on the forthcoming anthology

Ex post it is evident: Soviet-style state socialism has failed as a political-economic system. But while it was happening, it was anything but clear. The reasons and consequences of the failure are dealt with in the new anthology by Mod-Block-DDR. It summarises the results of the first funding phase…

Call for Papers

We sincerely invite you to join us for the German- Ukrainian-Polish Workshop “New wave of migration in reaction to the full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine. Social and economic consequences for Ukraine and EU countries” (July, 17-18, 2023)

The kick-off event of the BYRD postdoc network “Rethinking Ukrainian Studies: Understanding the Country through Ukrainian Voices”

The panel discussion “Ukrainian studies in times of war: ways forward” organized by the BYRD postdoc network took place on February 20, 2023. Aiming to situate the current state of Ukrainian studies in and outside of Ukraine in the context of the ongoing Russian invasion, it brought in the voices of…

New Publication: Nothing new in the East? New evidence on productivity effects of inventions in the GDR

Ann Hipp, Björn Jindra and Kehinde Medase published a research paper entitled „ Nothing new in the East? New evidence on productivity effects of inventions in the GDR“ in the IERP Working Paper Series Bremen Papers on Economics & Innovation.

Merry Christmas!

The year 2022 was anything but boring. Despite the pandemic-related circumstances, we were able to take many steps forward and to develop in research, teaching and transfer.

Successful kick-off event of the hydrogen project hyBit

From 15-17.11.2022, the official kick-off event of the large-scale hydrogen research project "hyBit - Hydrogen for Bremen's Industrial Transformation" took place in Bremen with almost 100 participants. The project deals with hydrogen centers in northern Germany, with a focus on the establishment and…