Prof. Dr. Remi Maier-Rigaud

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Remi Maier-Rigaud studied economics and political science at the University of Freiburg, the University of California Berkeley and the University of Cologne. After receiving his PhD from the University of Cologne, where he also held research positions, he worked for three years at the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission. Subsequently he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Cologne. In 2015 he was appointed Professor for Economics and Social Policy at Wiesbaden Business School (Department of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences) before he accepted a position as Professor at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. He has over thirteen years of competition experience, including research stays at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labour Office (ILO), the Rokkan Centre for Social Studies in Bergen, Norway and the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany. During his time at the European Commission, he worked in the Pharma and Health Services Unit of DG Competition focussing on consumer benefits of the market entry of pharmaceutical companies producing generic drugs. He contributed to the Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry and cases such as AT.39685 – FENTANYL and AT.39612 — Perindopril (Servier).

His major research interests comprise social security, health and consumer protection regulation as well as competition and regulation in the pharmaceutical sector. Remi Maier-Rigaud has published widely on the regulatory implications of digital innovations such as health apps and wearables with a focus on consumer protection, solidarity and ethics. His work appeared in Journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economic Research and the German Review of Social Policy. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Social Economy and Common Welfare.

Remi Maier-Rigaud teaches courses in social policy, public economics, sociology and health economics.

A native German and French speaker, he is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.