Department of Economics
University of Mannheim
Phone: +49-621-181 1836
Fax: +49-621-181 1874
Volker Nocke is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim, holding the Chair in Microeconomics since September 2009. He is a member of the Panel of Academic Advisors to the UK Competition Commission, member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE), Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, a Fellow of the CESifo Research Network, Munich, and a Senior Member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI). In 2012, he was awarded a 5-year Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).
Prof. Nocke studied economics in France and Germany, graduating from the University of Bonn. He holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. Upon completion of his doctoral thesis, he worked first as a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and was later appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, he returned to Oxford as a Tutorial Fellow at Jesus College and as a Reader in the Department of Economics. He subsequently became the Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.
Prof. Nocke has broad research interests within the fields of Industrial Organization and International Trade. Much of his recent work has been concerned with mergers, both in an IO and trade context, and with competition policy. He has published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Economic Theory.