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Dr. Tobias Wendler

Tobias Wendler

Scientific employee


Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Roomm F 2020

Telefon: +49 (0)421 218-66635


  • Environmental Innovation
  • Resource use
  • Institutional factors and sustainability

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Since April 2020 Tobias Wendler is working as a postdoc in the research group "Innovation and Structural Economics" (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther) at the University of Bremen. He is also involved in the establishment of the Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems (BEST) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Johanna Myrzik. In the working group he is head of the research area "Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Innovations", within which he is in charge of the project "H2B". His dissertation deals with the effects of environmental innovations on the reduction of greenhouse gases and the conservation of natural resources as well as the relevance of social and political conditions for the introduction of environmental innovations by companies. His research interests lie in the fields of environmental, innovation and institutional economics.

He studied economics at the University of Bremen (B.Sc. 2015) and subsequently did an internship in an economic consultancy. From October 2016 to March 2020 he worked as a research assistant (PhD candidate) in the research group "Innovation and Structural Economics" (Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther).

Academic education and degrees

Since 10/2016

Scientific Assistant (PhD candidate)

University of Bremen

Title of dissertation: Green Technologies and Their Role for Sustainability

05/2015 – 09/2016

Visiting PhD Candidate

University of Bremen, Chair for Economics of Innovation and Structural Change

09/2015 – 04/2016

Internship as auditing assistant

Siemer & Partner, Bremen

10/2012 - 09/2015

Bachelor Studies in Economics

University of Bremen

Main topics: Globalization & Sustainability

Bachelor thesis: “Antideflationary policy? – The monetary policy of the European Central Bank facing historically new challenges”

Degree: Bachelor of Science


Since 01/2020

Future of energy supply in the steel industry - H2B


Duration: 36 months

Project start: 01.01.2020

In cooperation with: Research Group "Resilient Energy Systems" (University of Bremen)

Financed by: Bremer Aufbaubank (BAB)

04/2017 - 12/2018

Evaluating Science Organisations in Ukraine (EvalScience)


Project lead: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther

Duration: 22 Months

Project start: 03/2017

In cooperation with: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Institute for Economics)

Funded by (german side): Federal Ministry of Education and Science

Projekt consortium: University of Bremen, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


SoSe 2020

Lecture "Microeconomics"

SoSe 2018

Exercise "Microeconomics"

WiSe 2017/2018

Teaching assistanceScientific Research Methods in Economics”

SoSe 2017

Exercise "Microeconomics"

WiSe 2016/2017

Teaching assistance Scientific Research Methods in Economics”

SoSe 2014

Tutorial „Microeconomics“

Workshops, Conferences and Summer Schools



European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) Annual Conference – Online event

Presentation: Natural resources and technology - on the mitigating effect of green tech


30/09 - 04/10

Scientific Seminar "New Dimensions in the Economics of Innovation" – Thiessow, Germany

Presentation: The Role of Institutions for Environmental Innovativeness in European Firms


Input Output Workshop on Sustainable Development, University of Applied Sciences - Bochum, Germany

Presentation: How green is green tech ? An empirical analysis on the impact of environmental innovations in Europe


17/09 - 21/09

Scientific Seminar “New innovation indicators” – Thiessow, Germany

Presentation: Can Environmental Innovation Drive Environmental Improvement?


PhD Workshop “Innovation, Growth and Economic Geography” – Bremen, Germany

Presentation: Can Environmental Innovation Reduce Environmental Pressure?


19/10 - 21/10

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) Annual Conference - Budapest, Hungary

Presentation: Can Innovation Drive Environmental Improvement?

13/10 - 14/10

EVO-Meeting, Bremen, Germany

Presentation: Impact of Green Technologies on Resource Intensity



Töbelmann, D.; Wendler, T. (2020): The impact of environmental innovation on carbon dioxide emissions. In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 244. DOI:

Wendler, T. (2020): Green Technologies and Their Role for Sustainability – Essays on Environmental Innovation. Dissertation.


Wendler, T. (2019): About the Relationship Between Green Technology and Material Usage. In: Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 74(3), pp. 1383-1423. DOI:

Wendler, T.; Töbelmann, D.; Günther, J. (2019): Natural resources and technology - on the mitigating effect of green tech dioxide emissions. In: Bremen Papers on Economics & Innovation, No.1905.


Günther, J.; Rietschel, E.Th.; Simon, D.; Wendler, T.; Yegorov, I. (2017): Experience report: Developing an evaluation scheme for the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine based on experiences of the Leibniz Association. Projektbericht im Rahmen des Deutsch-Ukrainischen Projekts "Evaluierung der Evaluierung von Wissenschaftseinrichtungen in der Ukraine (Eval-Science)"