Christian Zürpel

Phone:+49 (69) 798-34814



Goethe University Frankfurt
RuW, Postbox 47
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4
60629 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Room:RuW 4.236
Office Hours:By appointment


Christian is a PhD student in Economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM). Before entering the PhD program in 2018, he acquired an MBA in Finance from the SRH Mobile University and an undergraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Applied Sciences of the Federal Government of Germany. Prior to coming to Frankfurt am Main, Christian worked abroad for the German Foreign Office. Since 2021 he works as an academic assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy.


Research Interests:

Development Economics

Economics of Regional Integration



with S. Groh, E. Waris and A. Werth (2022): “Analytics on Pricing Signals in Peer-to-Peer Solar Microgrids in Bangladesh”, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy Vol. 11 No. 1.

with R. Klump (2022): “Leveraging Regional and Free Trade Agreements: Vietnam’s Economic Integration in Southeast Asia and Beyond” in Prospects for Regional Integration in Africa – A Comparative Perspective (Eds.: Freytag, A. & Oduro, A.)


Ongoing Research Projects:

“Solar Microgrids: How to Successfully Tackle the Electrification Challenge in the Rural Global South”

with S. Groh: “The Bangabandhu Tariff: Improving Access to Sustainable Electricity and Co-Benefits through Community Power Purchase Agreements”

“Electric Vehicle-Enabled Virtual Power Plants: Evidence from Bangladesh”


Teaching Assistance:

with Prof. Rainer Klump: Fundamentals of Economic Policy (B.Sc., since summer term 2021)

with Prof. Rainer Klump: Theoretical Fundamentals of Economic Policy (B.Sc. seminar, summer term 2022)

with Prof. Daniel Gutknecht: Fundamentals of Econometrics (M.Sc., winter term 2021/22)

with Prof. Jacques Pelkmans: Economics of European Integration (M.Sc., since summer term 2021)

with Prof. Matthias Blonski: Microeconomics 1 (B.Sc., summer term 2023)

with Prof. Matthias Blonski: Microeconomic Case Studies (B.Sc. seminar, summer term 2023)