Obituary on Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagener

Andreas Wagener (*17. 06. 1967 - †29. 01. 2019) had headed the Institute of Economic Policy (formerly Social Policy) at Leibniz Universität Hannover as Director since 2006. From 2011 to 2013, he headed the Faculty of Economic Sciences as dean. In many different ways and with great energy he was involved in various committees and institutions for the faculty and the university. Andreas Wagener was speaker and project manager in several projects of the German Research Foundation and other research initiatives. After his studies, doctorate and habilitation at the University of Siegen, he moved to the University of Vienna in 2003, where he remained as a Guest Professor until the end. Andreas Wagener was also a research professor at the ifo Institute in Munich.

Andreas Wagener was an outstanding personality, innovative thinker, competent discussion partner and reliable friend and colleague. Because of all these qualities, his words of encouragement and his humour he was highly appreciated.

The Institute of Economic Policy will remember Andreas Wagener fondly.


The staff of the Institute of Economic Policy