Ingo Vogelsang

Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. rer. pol., University of Heidelberg
(617) 353-2996

Research Interests:

  • Regulation of energy markets

Courses Taught:

CAS EC571 Energy and Environmental Economics
CAS EC 572 Public Control of Business

Brief Biography:

Ingo Vogelsang is a professor of economics at Boston University. He has received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Heidelberg in 1969. From 1968 to 1975 he was a managing limited partner of Vogelsang & Schönfeld, an international fuel-trading firm in Hamburg, Germany. He subsequently taught economics at the University of Bonn until 1980. From 1981 on he has been at Boston University. He is an Associate Editor of Information Economics and Policy and on the editorial board of several other journals, including the Journal of Regulatory Economics. His major consultancies include the RAND Corporation, the World Bank, the European Commission, the German Ministry of Economics (BMWi), the German Monopoly Commission, the German regulatory agency (BNetzA), and regulatory agencies in a number of countries.

Professor Vogelsang has published sixteen books and monographs and many articles on public utility regulation, public enterprises, privatization and institutional problems in network industries. Among others, he has developed regulatory mechanisms that formed the basis for price caps. In recent years, his research interest in energy has focused on methods for regulating electricity transmission networks and the characerization of transmission cost functions.