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Lars-Hendrik Röller
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As of February 2022, Prof. Lars-Hendrik Röller, PhD, returned to ESMT Berlin as a professor of economics. Since 2011, the former president of the international business school served as chief economic advisor to German Federal Chancellor Merkel and G7 and G20 Sherpa. He also rejoined E.CA Economics, a European economic consultancy specializing in competition analysis.

In his research and teaching at ESMT, Lars-Hendrik Röller focuses on the interlinkages of economics, business, and society, with a special focus on geopolitical risks.

Lars-Hendrik Röller’s academic career began in 1983 as a research assistant at the department of economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He then taught as a professor at INSEAD in France and also became director of the research unit for competitiveness and industrial change at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. In 1995, he was appointed professor of industrial economics at Humboldt University in Berlin. In September 2003, Röller took up the position of chief economist for competition policy at the European Commission. He was president of ESMT Berlin 2006-2011.

Lars-Hendrik Röller holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master of arts in economics and a master of science in artificial intelligence, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor of science in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Lars-Hendrik Röller has served as chairman of the German Economic Association and president of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). He is a fellow of the European Economic Association, a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and distinguished fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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Lars-Hendrik Röller

+49 30 212 31-0

Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin

  • PhD in Economics (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MA in Economics (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MSc in Computer and Information Science (University of Pennsylvania)
  • BS in Computer Science (Texas A&M University)