Wolfgang Bretschneider, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Bretschneider as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in February-March 2018.

Dr. Wolfgang Bretschneider is an economist at both the Chair for Economic Policy at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) and the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security, Potsdam (Germany). He studied economics and music (jazz bass) in Leipzig (Germany). In 2016, Dr. Bretschneider received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Leipzig with a thesis in the field of environmental economics, analyzing the call for a human right to water from an institutional economics perspective.

In his postdoc project, Dr. Bretschneider is a member of a research project called “The Organization and Regulation of the German Security Market,” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The objective of the project is to identify how to draw the line between public and private provision of security services from an economic theory perspective. It also looks at how one can explain the considerable increase in demand for security services in recent years.

While at the American-German Situation Room, Dr. Bretschneider will conduct an international case study of the United States in order to gain insights that might help to develop the sector in Germany.

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Wolfgang Bretschneider

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Dr. Wolfgang Bretschneider was an American-German Situation Room Fellow in February-March 2018.

He is an economist at both the Chair for Economic Policy at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) and the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security, Potsdam (Germany). He studied economics and music (jazz bass) in Leipzig (Germany). In 2016, Dr. Bretschneider received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Leipzig with a thesis in the field of environmental economics, analyzing the call for a human right to water from an institutional economics perspective.

Dr. Bretschneider is a member of a research project called "The Organization and Regulation of the German Security Market," funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The objective of the project is to identify how to draw the line between public and private provision of security services from an economic theory perspective. It also looks at how one can explain the considerable increase in demand for security services in recent years.