Dr. Thomas Ziesemer

Prof. Dr. Peter Michaelis: Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomie
Phone: +49 821 598 - 4061
Fax: +49 821 598 -4217
Room: 1336 (J)
Visiting hours: By appointment from Monday to Thursday
Address: Universitätsstraße 16, 86159 Augsburg

curriculum vitae

Thomas Ziesemer, born in 1977, studied economics at the University of Hannover and the University of Western Australia after completing his vocational training as an industrial management assistant at the DaimlerChrysler AG. His major areas of study were environmental economics and system management, human resource management and management accounting. Since October 2006 he has been working at the Chair of Economics IV. In March 2010 he finished his doctorate on the topic “A Knowledge-based View of the Porter Hypothesis”, which was awarded the Science Prize of the Swabian Economy in October 2010.

His current research and interests focus on the assessment of environmental quality, the economics of climate change, innovation-oriented environmental policy and the economics of non-renewable and renewable resources.



Articles in magazines

  • "Minimum Quality Standards and Benchmarking in Differentiated Duopoly". The Japanese Economic Review 2020 (with P. Michaelis, DOI: 10.1007/s42973-020-00050-y)
  • "On Dynamic Standards for Energy Efficiency in Differentiated Duopoly". Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 173(4), 618-642, 2017 (with P. Michaelis, DOI: 10.1628/093245617X14852393231705)
  • "A Knowledge-based View of the Porter Hypothesis". Environmental Policy and Governance 23, Heft 3, S. 193-208, 2013
  • "The Impact of Policy Diffusion on Optimal Emission Taxes". Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 15, Heft 3, S. 259-270, 2013 (with P. Michaelis, DOI 10.1007/s10018-013-0055-9)
  • "Strategic Environmental Policy and the Accumulation of Knowledge". Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 22, Heft 2, S. 180-191, 2011 (with P. Michaelis)





  • A Knowledge-based View of the Porter Hypothesis - The Impact of Intertemporal Knowledge Accumulation on the Trade-off between Environmental Regulation and Competitiveness, Augsburger Schriften zur Umweltökonomie (Augsburg Writings in Environmental Economics). Bd. 1, Augsburg: MaroVerlag 2010



Contributions in anthologies

  • "Wie viel Kuchen für wie lange? Eine ressourcenökonomische Perspektive auf den Abbau erschöpflicher Ressourcen". in: A. Reller, L. Marschall, S. Meissner und C. Schmidt (Hrsg.), Ressourcenstrategie. Eine interdisziplinäre Einführung in den nachhaltigen Umgang mit Rohstoffen, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013, S. 89-104



Working papers

  • The Porter Hypothesis Revisited - An Overview on Empirical and Theoretical Evidence Papers in Global Business Management, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Augsburg, 07/01, Dezember 2007
  • Strategic Environmental Policy and the Accumulation of Knowledge. Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsreihe des Instituts für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Augsburg, Nr. 301, 2008 (with P. Michaelis)
  • Policy Diffusion, Lobbying and the Taxation of Emissions. Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsreihe des Instituts für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Augsburg, Nr. 302, 2008 (with P. Michaelis)