Ulrich Schwalbe studied economics and political science at Freie Universität Berlin. After completing his studies, he held a teaching and research position at the chair for economic theory. After receiving his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin, he served as associate professor at the institute of economic theory at the University of Mannheim from 1990 through 1996. In 1996, he completed his habilitation thesis on The Core of Economies with Asymmetric Information and served as acting professor at the universities of Mannheim, Bonn, and Essen before he accepted a position as a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1999 he holds the chair for Microeconomics and Industrial Organization at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. His major research interests comprise microeconomics with a special focus on industrial organization, competition theory and policy, game theory and general equilibrium theory. Ulrich Schwalbe has published widely on all aspects of competition theory and policy as well as on game theory and general equilibrium theory. He is research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), a member of the scientific advisory board of the FIW, of the editorial board of NZKart, and a member of the expert group of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on the 8th amendment of the German Competition Law.
Introduction to the Economic Fundamentals of Competition Law