Günter Knieps is professor of Economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and Director of the Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy. Before that he held a position as professor of microeconomics at the University of Groeningen. He has diplomas in economics and mathematics and a PhD in mathematical economics from the University of Bonn. He obtained his habilitation in Bern. He is a Member of the Board of Academic Advisors to the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Energy as well as of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Professor Knieps' main research interests include the study of network economics, deregulation, competition policy, industrial economics, and sector studies on energy, telecommunications and transportation. He has published widely in academic and professional journals.