Main fields of expertise

  • Local and regional economic development
  • Value chain and cluster development
  • Business/investment climate surveys and competitiveness rankings
  • Pro-poor approaches to economic development
  • Green economic development
  • Program and project evaluations
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Market Systems Development

Working experience

2003 Founding partner of Mesopartner
2002-2003 Freelance consultant
2001-2002 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Jakarta (Indonesia), PERISKOP project coordinator and senior consultant 
1999-2000 Fraunhofer Management GmbH, Munich (Germany), senior consultant 
1992-1999 Dorsch Consult Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Munich (Germany), consultant 

Working experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Personal background

Born 1965, MA in economics (Munich 1991)

Christian is based in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Green territorial economic development: promoting more sustainable solutions  
Since the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, Green Economic Development became an increasingly prominent topic in both less and more developed countries.  
Developing a territorial economy: what do we need to get right?  
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Territories matter for development  
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Approaching Mesopartner themes in a complexity sensitive way  
Whenever Mesopartner combines contract work with significant action research, we call such a working area a “theme”. Taking complexity into account introduces a new awareness and sensitivity into the application not only of our themes, but also of our methods and instruments.  
Life cycles of LED paradigms in the last 50 years  
For many decades we have been reflecting on how to address economic development in general and Local Economic Development (LED) in particular.