Univ.Prof. Dr. Christoph Weiss

Christoph Weiss

Phone:   +43 1 31336 - 4503
Fax:        +43 1 31336 - 904503
Email:     cweiss@wu.ac.at

Room:     D4.1.018

Consultation hours: Wednesday, 10 - 11 am



Professor of Economics
Head of the Institute for Economic Policy and Industrial Economics

Short Biography

  • 1992 PhD in Economics, University of Linz, Austria.
  • 1993 - 1994 Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.
  • 1997 Visiting Professor ('Lehrstuhlvertretung'), Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, University of Giessen, Germany.
  • 1998 - 1999 Visiting Professor ('Lehrstuhlvertretung'), Institute of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, University of Kiel, Germany.
  • 1999 'Habilitation' in Economics, University of Linz, Austria. Topic of Habilitation: 'Flexibilität und Wettbewerb: Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse'
  • 1999 - 2002: Full Professor (C4), Institute of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, University of Kiel, Germany.
  • 2002 - : Full Professor (Univ.Prof.), Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria.
  • 2005: Visiting Scholar, Institute for European Studies, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • 2013 - 2014: Visiting Fellow, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Since 2012: Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Policy, Economics University Bratislava ('Ekonomická Univerzita Bratislava'), Slovakia.


Industrial Organization, Economic Policy, Food and Agricultural Economics.

Professional Activities

Recent Publications (selection)

  • Asymmetric Cost Pass-Through? Empirical Evidence on the Role of Market Power, Search and Menu Costs. Forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 2016 (together with J.P.Loy and Thomas Glauben)
  • Network Centrality and Market Prices: Empirical Evidence. Economics Letters, 2016, Vol. 39, pp.79-83 (together with Dieter Pennerstorfer and Matthias Firgo).
  • Time as a Strategic Variable: Business Hours in the Gasoline Market. Forthcoming in: Applied Economics Letters, 2016 (together with Agnes Kügler).
  • Centrality and Pricing in Spatially Differentiated Markets: The Case of Gasoline. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2015, 40, pp. 81-90 (together with Dieter Pennerstorfer and Matthias Firgo).
  • Price Promotions and Brand Loyalty: Empirical Evidence for the German Ready-to-Eat Cereal Market. European Journal of Marketing, 2015, 49(5/6), pp. 736-759 (together with Janine Empen and Jens-Peter Loy).
  • A Sealed-bid Double Auction Experiment on German Milk Quota Exchanges. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014, 65(2), pp. 420-445 together with Thomas Glauben, Jens-Peter Loy and Till Requate.
  • Product Quality in the Agri-Food Chain: Do Cooperatives Offer High Quality Wine? European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2013, 40(1), pp. 143-162 together with Dieter Pennerstorfer.
  • Spatial Clustering and Market Power: Evidence from the Retail Gasoline Market. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013, (43), pp. 661-675 together with Dieter Pennerstorfer.

 You will find a complete list of my publications in fides-datenbank.