Appointment: Dennis Gärtner Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner has been Full Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS-HSG) since 1 August 2015. 1 August 2015. Dennis Gärtner was born in Constance on 16 October 1976. He is of Swiss and German nationality. He started his academic career at the University of Constance in 1997, where he completed his studies in economics in 2001. From 2002 to 2003, Dennis Gärtner attended the “Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students” in Gerzensee. In 2006, he obtained his Doctor’s degree from the University of Zurich for his thesis entitled "Essays in Industrial Organization and Mechanism Design". Stages in Switzerland, France, Georgia and Germany During his PhD studies, he worked as an assistant at the University of Zurich and also spent a research stay at the Institut d’Economie Industrielle in Toulouse, France. After obtaining his Doctor’s degree, he first worked as an assistant professor at the University of Zurich. In 2009, he spent a year as a visiting professor at the International School of Economics of Tbilisi State University in Georgia. He has been Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Bonn since 2011. Research foci Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner is one of the most prominent younger researchers in the field of applied microeconomics, which is reflected by his publications in the leading journals in his field. His research record in the fields of economic theory, mechanism design, industrial economics and regulation theory strengthens the School’s research profile. His orientation in the field of industrial economics leads to a significant reinforcement of this research area at the HSG. Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner is part of a broadly based international research network. He regularly presents his work at a wide variety of universities and conferences worldwide and is actively involved in the academic discourse. Courses in microeconomics and industrial economics Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner has a great deal of teaching experience. He has taught various courses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Levels. Besides basic courses in microeconomics, he has also offered courses in industrial economics and competition policy, for instance. From 2013 to 2015, he was awarded the teaching prize of the University of Bonn three times. In future, Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner will fulfil teaching obligations at all Levels.