Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott

  • KIT Campus Süd,

    Geb. 01.87 - 5. OG

    Rüppurrer Str. 1a, Haus B

    76137 Karlsruhe

Research Interests

Innovation and growth theory, high-tech, regional development

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

  • since 2010: Full Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Chair in Economic Policy
  • since 2008: Research Associate, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), research program ‚Knowledge accumulation and growth‘
  • 2007-2009: Head of research division New Technologies and Regional Innovation Systems, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
  • 2002-2007: Assistant Professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Chair in Innovation and Growth
  • June - August 2007: Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Prof. Dr. Martin Hellwig
  • February - April 2003: Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle/USA, Department of Economics, Prof. Stephen J. Turnovsky
  • April 1995 - May 2002: Research Assistant at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Economics, Department of Economic
  • January 1998 - June 2000: Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, study centre Hanover, Mathematical Economics



  • 2007: Post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation), colloquium: Zur Rolle von Institutionen im Wachstumsprozess
  • 2002: Junior-Professorin at the University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics, Department of Economics and Growth
  • 2001: Conferral of doctorate, dissertation topic: Produktive Staatsausgaben und endogenes Wachstum, University of Lüneburg, summa cum laude
  • 1995: Diplom-Ökonomin, University of Hanover
  • 1989 - 1995: Departments of Growth and Distribution; Economic Policy; Labor Economics at the University of Hanover
  • 1988 - 1995: Economics at the Universities of Hanover and Alacalá de Henares (Madrid)



  • May 2014 - April 2018: Member of the expert commission for Research and Innovation (EFI)
  • since October 2013: Member of the founding committee of the Institute of Technology Futures (ITZ)
  • since January 2013: Member of the board of directors of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
  • Oct 2012 - Sept 2014: "Pro-" Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering
  • since May 2011 coordinator of the Partnership for Excellence between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Université de Strasbourg (UdS) for the area "Economics and Management"
  • Jan 2011 - Dec 2015 editor of "Schmollers Jahrbuch" (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies)
  • since January 2011 speaker of the topic "Wirtschaft und Technik" of the focus "Mensch und Technik" at KIT