Rainer Quitzow

Prof. Dr. Rainer Quitzow

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Rainer Quitzow joined the RIFS in December 2014. His research focuses on sustainable innovation and industrial policy and geopolitics of transitions in energy and industry. In particular, he analyses geoeconomic competition in emerging climate-friendly industries and the role of foreign and industrial policy strategies in this context. Rainer Quitzow is also Professor of Sustainability and Innovation (Honorarprofessor) at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Before his career as a researcher, Rainer Quitzow worked in the field of international development with a focus on governance and environmental and trade policy. At the World Bank in Washington, D.C., he conducted governance and policy impact analyses for development programmes in Latin America and Africa.