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Rainer Quitzow

Rainer Quitzow

Research Associate

Research Interests  I  Completed Projects  I  Publications


Rainer Quitzow currently works as a research fellow at the Chair for Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. From 2009 to 2013 he was a research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Centre. His research focuses on sustainable innovation and economic policy and questions related to the international diffusion of environmental technologies. In particular, he has focused on the internationalization of emerging industries in the field of environmental technologies and the changing role of the BRICS in that context. He regularly engages in policy-oriented advisory work for both German and international clients. Before joining the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Rainer Quitzow worked in the field of international development with a focus on governance, environmental and trade policy. At the World Bank in Washington, DC he conducted governance and policy impact analysis for the preparation of development programs in Latin America and Africa.

Research Interests

-           Sustainable innovation and economic policy

-           Demand-side innovation policy and lead markets

-           Global markets for environmental technologies and the role of the BRICS

-           Transformation of the energy system / renewable energy policy

-           Policies for a Green Economy

Completed Projects (at FFU)

Green Jobs - Beschäftigungswirkungen einer Green Economy (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ)

Green Jobs in Asia - Potentials and Prospects (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2012 - 2013)

Overview and assessment of tools for assessing the impact of trade policy and promotion on the environment in the context of development cooperation (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ, 2013)

Lead Markt-Strategien - First Mover, Early Follower, Late Follower (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2010 - 2013)

Umweltpolitische Strategieentwicklung - Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement umweltpolitischer Ziele und Strategien (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, 2009 - 2011)

Erhebung von Lernerfahrungen der Technischen Zusammenarbeit in der Umweltpolitikberatung in ausgewählten asiatischen Ländern (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbteit, GIZ, 2009 - 2010)

Meta-Analyse – Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien in Politik und Wirtschaft (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2008 - 2011)