Ulrich Witt
Professor of Economics
Past Director of the Evolutionary Economics Group,
Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Abridged C.V.
  • Academic Positions:
2014 – presentScientific Member emeritus, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena
1995 – presentHon. Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
1995 – 2020Adjunct Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QL, Australia
1995 – 2013Director at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena (Evolutionary Economics Group)
1993 - 1994Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Freiburg
1988 - 1995Professor of Economics and Director Institute for Research into Economic Development University of Freiburg, Germany
1987 - 1988Visiting Professor, Economics Dep., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1980 - 1986Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim
1972 - 1980Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Education:
1985“Habilitation” (second dissertation), University of Mannheim
1979Ph.D. in Economics, University of Göttingen
1972M.A. in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), University of Göttingen
  • Academic Prizes, Awards, Stipends:
  • Honorary Member of the Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics 2006
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany 2003
  • Honorary Visiting Professor Centre for Research on Innovation & Competition, University of Manchester 1997-99
  • William F. Kapp Prize, Europ. Assoc. Evolutionary Political Economy 1992
  • Thyssen Foundation Scholarship, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM 1989
  • Norwegian Forskningsrad Scholarship, University of Bergen, Norway 1988
  • Visiting Scholarship, Public Choice-Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 1987
  • German Research Fund “Heisenberg” Research Fellowship 1986-88
  • DAAD Scholarship, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1968-69
  • Editorial Activities and Editorial Board Memberships:
  • Journal of Bioeconomics
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • Journal des Économistes et des Ètudes Humaines
  • Environmental Innovation & Societal Transition
  • Evolutionary and Institutional Economic Review (Japan)
  • Independent Review
  • Mind & Society
  • Review of Austrian Economics
  • Advances in Austrian Economics (Yearbook)
  • Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 1998-2007
  • Journal of Economic Methodology 1996-2002
  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 1994-2001