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Wolfgang Britz

Currently on leave at the World Bank
Head of Group
Economic Modeling of Agricultural Systems

PD Dr. agr., Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Nussallee 19, Haus 2, room 0.008 (ground floor)
Tel.: ++ 49 - 2 28 - 73 29 12

Wolfgang Britz is a senior researcher and lecturer in a tenured position at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University Bonn, where his research focus is on the impacts of agricultural, environmental and trade policies on the agricultural sector, the environment and rural areas based on quantitative analysis with different types of economic simulation models. Since 2017, he leads the Economic Modeling of Agricultural Systems group after acting as temporary head of the "Production Economics" chair in 2016. He likes cooking, canoeing and plays keyboards in two bands (Bad mooon and The Peasants).

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Dr. Britz regularly consults governments and international organizations such as the EU Commission, OECD or FAO based on quantitative impact assessments and in methodological matters relating to economic simulation models.
He developed the first versions of the CAPRI modeling system and contributed until 2012 to its evolvement as a global economic simulation model for trade in agricultural and food products combined with detailed bio-economic supply models for European agriculture, including coordinating large-scale EU funded research projects focusing on CAPRI. Since 2015, he develops the CGEBox modeling system for which he was awarded a GTAP research fellowship.

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World Bank, Global Lead, Macroeconomic Modeling (on leave)

since 4/2017

Head of Economic Modeling of Agricultural Systems group, University of Bonn


Temporary head of chair Production Economics, University of Bonn


Habilitation in Agricultural Policy and Quantitative Modeling, University of Bonn

05/1996 - 12/2015

Senior Lecturer and Researcher (Akademischer Oberrat), Economic and Agricultural Policy


Researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission, Ispra, Italy, temporary leave from University Bonn


Adjunct Professor at the University of Bloemfontein, South Africa, realized via short time stays


Consultant with EuroCARE, EUROSTAT und FAO


Doctorate in agricultural economics


Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames/USA


Research Assistant at the Institute for Agricultural Policy, University Bonn


Consultant at EUROSTAT, Luxemburg


Agricultural sciences in Bonn and diploma at Bonn University


One year stage on farms in Germany


Agricultural sciences at Bonn University


Born in Voelklingen/Saar, Germany

Research areas

Current Work topics

Since 2017

Development of re-cursive dynamic variant of CGEBox for long-term baseline construction, joinlty with Roberto Roson

since 2016

Development of dynamic stochastic programming approaches to solve real options, with Alisa Spiegel

since 2013

Development of CGEBox a modular, user interface augmented platform for CGE modeling in GAMS, since 2015 jointly with the GTAP center in Purdue

since 2011

Development of fully dynamic farm scale model with state contigent decision variables and detailed investment decisions, together with Bernd Lengers, Till Kuhn, David Schäfer, Lennart Kokemohr, Christoph Pahmeyer and Julia Heinrichs

since 2014

Development of an regionalized agricultural sector model for Norway, together with Klaus Mittenzwei, NILF, OSLO

Project coordination


EU research framework VII project CAPRI-RD


EU research framework VI project CAPRI-Dynaspat


EU research framework V project CAP-STRAT


Currently teaching

    Partial and general equilibrium modeling (summer term, master program)

    Bio-economic modeling at farm Scale (summer term, master program)

    Applied modeling of agricultural systems (winter term, master program)

    Project seminar for master students (winter term, master program)

Previously taught

    Decision Theory and Risk Management (master program)

    Investment and Financing (master program)

    Unternehmsplanung und Organisation, Teilbereich Investionsplanung (bachelor program)

    Grundlagen der Ökonomie, Teilbereich Investion und Finanzierung (bachelor program)

    Teilbereich Agrarpolitik (Agricultural Policy) der Veranstaltung "Einführung in die Agrar- und Umweltpolitik" (bachelor program)

    Policy Analysis Seminar (master program)

    Public choice in the Agri-Food Sector (master program)

    European and International Agricultural Policy (master program)

    Microeconomics (master program)

    Implementation and Interpretation of Policy Scenarios in Partial Equilibrium Models of the Agricultural Sector (block course, doctoral program)

Selected publications and conference contributions

Selected past research and work topics

Complete list of publications

Last Updated:Thursday, September 01, 2022