Institute for Competition Policy
School of Business and Economics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin

e-mail:  robert.schmidt.1@staff.hu-berlin.de

phone: +49 30 2093 5943

Current Position
    Post-doctoral fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) completed in December 2015

Research Interests
    Environmental Economics:
    - climate cooperation
    - environmental incentive regulation
    - technological change
    - (environmental) tax competition
    Industrial Economics: 
    - oligopoly theory
    - dynamic price competition
    - innovation

    Political Economy: 
    - electoral competition

 2015: Visiting fellow at University of Oslo (duration:4 weeks)
and visit at UC Berkeley (duration: 10 days)
 2014: Visiting fellow at UC Berkeley (duration: 4 weeks)
 2013: Visiting fellow at Columbia University, New York (duration: 4 weeks)
 2011-2014: Member of BMBF-tender project "Climate Policy in a Reluctant Word: From Second-Best Approaches to Global Cooperation" (CREW),
sponsored by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
 2011-present: Member of Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg GRK 1659):
"Interdependencies in the Regulation of Markets",
 2009-2011: Member of collaborative research center SFB-Transregio 15:
"Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems", sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
 1999-2003: Scholarship of "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" (German National Academic Foundation)