Jens Horbach

University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

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Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

Research interest

Environmental, regional, and labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg

Past positions

Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Anhalt, Bernburg (1996–2010)


PhD Economics, University of Nuremberg, 1992

Selected publications

  • “Empirical determinants of eco-innovation in European countries using the Community Innovation Survey.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2015).

  • “Do eco-innovations need specific regional characteristics? An econometric analysis for Germany.” Review of Regional Research 34:1 (2014): 23–38.

  • ”Environmental innovation and employment dynamics in different technology fields: An analysis based on the German Community Innovation Survey 2009.” Journal of Cleaner Production 57 (2013): 158–165 (with K. Rennings).

  • “Determinants of eco-innovations by type of environmental impact—The role of regulatory push/pull, technology push and market pull.” Ecological Economics 78 (2012): 112–122 (with K. Rennings and C. Rammer).

  • “Determinants of environmental innovation—New evidence from German panel data sources.” Research Policy 37 (2008): 163–173.