RWI Team

Dr. Michael Rothgang

Researcher in the research department “Environment and Resources”

Dr. Michael Rothgang

Michael Rothgang joined RWI in January 2000 and was deputy division chief “Enterprises and Innovation” from 2008 to 2014. Since July 2014 he is researcher at the research department "Environment and Resources". He studied economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and at Wayne State University, Detroit. During his dissertation in the field of ecological economics, he worked as research assistant at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He coordinated several research projects, among them large technology policy evaluations. Recently, he did research on innovation processes in plastics recycling and in automobile lightweight forging as well as determinants of productivity growth.

Rothgang is at RWI the ombudsman and assists all researchers in the RWI in questions involving good scientific practice and scientific misconduct.

Research Interests

Environmental innovation, cluster development and policy, technology transfer, research strategies of business firms, evaluation of technology policy measures

More Information


Dr. Michael Rothgang

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-248
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200