Harald Mönch , Dipl. pol., born in 1954, has been working for the Environmental Policy Research Centre since 1986. Beginning as a free-lancing member of staff he then becam a research fellow of several projects, mainly working on environmental effects of regional promotion of industries and structural change inducing environmental relief. Since 1991 he attends to the environmental database of the research centre and its scientific series. He is since 2001 furthermore responsible for administrative work concerning research projects and their financial support.