Torsten Heinrich - Academic Website

Welcome to my website

My name is Torsten Heinrich; I hold the chair for microeconomics (VWL II) at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Chemnitz, Germany). I am also an associate at the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change (OMPTEC) at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in Oxford, and at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy at the University of Bremen. My work is concentrated methodologically in the fields of agent-based modelling, game theory, complexity economics and evolutionary economics, but I also do empirical work on industrial organization and technological change among other areas. I also have an interest in new technologies, in the potential they create, and in economic, social and political consequences their implementation could entail.

Short Bio

I studied economics at the Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) graduating in 2007. I received my PhD from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 2011 with a thesis on technological change and growth patterns in the presence of network effects. Working on complexity systems, agent-based modeling, simulation and strategic games in economics, I edited special issues in scientific journals and authored both journal articles and monographs. Having held post-doc positions at the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany), at INET Oxford and at OMPTEC at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK), I accepted an appointment at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Chemnitz, Germany) in 2020. I hold the chair for microeconomics (VWL II) in Chemnitz.

Me Online

I contribute to a few open source software projects, most notably the Finity R package.

You can find me IDEAS/RePEc, GitHub, StackExchange, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the websites of the TU Chemnitz, OMPTEC Oxford, INET Oxford, and IERP Bremen. You will not be able to find me on Facebook, Google Plus, Weibo, Instagram, and the like. Please feel free to get in touch via email: torsten.heinrichuni-bremen.de.