Torsten Heinrich - Academic CV


Jul, 2016 Habilitation and Venia Legendi (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)

  Thesis title: "The Potential of Evolutionary Modeling in Economics: Evolutionary Economics and Advances in the Theory and Applications of Agent-Based Modeling, Simulation, Complexity, Dynamic Systems, and Network Theory",

  Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pyka, Prof. Dr. Kalevi Kyläheiko; Additional committee members: Prof. Dr. Jutta G√ľnther, Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes

Sep, 2011 PhD degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany), grade: summa cum laude; Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner

  Dissertation title: "Technological Change, Network Effects, and Emergent Properties in Growth Regimes. A Theoretical and Simulation-Based Approach to the Microfoundations of Economic Growth and the Role of Technological Change and Lock-In Effects in Complex Economic Systems"

  Committee: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner, Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Krause, Prof. Dr. Martin Missong

Jul, 2007 Diplom-Volkswirt (M.Sc. in Economics), Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany), grade 2.2 (thesis: 1.1); Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt

  Thesis title: "The Emergence of Norms and Standards. A Simulation-Based Analysis of the Formation and Development of Norms and Standards." (German: "Die Emergenz von Normen und Standards. Eine simulationsgestützte Untersuchung der Entstehung und Entwicklung von Normen und Standards.")

Oct, 2001 - Jul, 2007 Studies of economics at the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Academic Career

Oct, 2016 - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford (INET Institute, Prof. Dr. Doyne Farmer)

Oct, 2011 - Sep, 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bremen (IINO Institute, Chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner)

Jan, 2011 - Sep, 2011 Scholarship of the University of Bremen

Jan, 2008 - Dec, 2010 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Bremen (IINO Institute, Chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Elsner)

Visiting Scholar Positions

Feb-Mar, 2016 Visiting scholar, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

May-Jun, 2014 Visiting scholar, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland

Feb, 2013 Visiting scholar & Lecturer, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Membership in Professional Organizations

Official Functions in Professional Organizations

Guest Lectures

Apr, 2016 Student-Organized Lecture in Alternative Microeconomics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria. Talk on ''Agent-based Modeling''
Mar, 2016 Research Seminar, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Talk on ''Simulation and Agent-Based Modeling as Methods in Economics''
Nov, 2014 Seminar ''Complex Systems and Modelling'', Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Ol-denburg, Germany. Talk on ''Complexity and Simplification in Economics: A History of Equilibrium and Agent-Based Non-Equilibrium Models''
Jun, 2014 Research Seminar, School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland. Talk on ''Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation in Economics''
Jun, 2013 Research Seminar, Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics, TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. Talk on ''Economics, the Physics of the Social Sciences?''