Robert K. Frhr. von Weizsäcker

Prof. Dr.

Former professor for economics - finance and industrial economics
TUM School of Management

weizsaecker(at)tum.de 

Short biography

Robert K. von Weizsäcker, born in 1954, studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Bonn, received a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics / University of Bonn in 1985 and attained the Habilitation at the University of Bonn in 1990.

From 2003 to 2020 he has been Professor of Economics, Public Finance and Industrial Organization and since 2020 he is Emeritus of Excellence at Technical University of Munich. Previously he had research and teaching positions at the University of Bonn, the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the University of Halle-Wittenberg, and the University of Mannheim. He was a Faculty Member of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Université Catholique de Louvain, the London School of Economics, Stanford University, Oxford University, and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

Prof. von Weizsäcker is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, the ifo-Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. He was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German National Science Foundation and a Member of the German Scientific Council.

He has published numerous books and articles, particularly in the fields of public economics (public debt, tax reform, and social security financing), corporate finance (business valuation and risk analysis), microeconomics (income and wealth distribution, decision theory), population economics, and the economics of education.


Other:  He is an International Chess Grandmaster (ICCF) and Honorary President of the German Chess Federation.