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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Agricultural Economics

Prof. Dr. Matthias Ritter

Matthias Ritter Portrait
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Agricultural Economics
Quantitative Agricultural Economics Group

Philippstr. 13, House 12, ground floor, Room 28

D-10115 Berlin


Head of the group


E-Mail: matthias.ritter@agrar.hu-berlin.de

Phone: +49 (0)30 2093 46851
Fax: +49 (0)30 2093 46841




PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. oec.), Technische Universität Berlin (06/2013)
Dissertation: "Weather Risk Management with Weather Derivatives"

Study: Mathematics and Economics at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Technische Universität Berlin, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Degree: Dipl.-Math., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (10/2009)
Diploma thesis: "Weather derivatives: An Overview of Models, Pricing and Hedging" (in German)


Professional Experience

Since 05/2016: Junior professor for Quantitative Agricultural Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

02/2019 - 04/2019: Visiting scholar at the Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Kentucky (USA)

01/2016 - 12/2018: Head of Subproject T1 of the Collaborative Research Center 649 "Economic Risk"

11/2013 - 04/2016: Postdoctoral Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Department of Agricultural Economics, Farm Management Group)

01/2011 - 10/2013: Research associate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Department of Agricultural Economics, Farm Management Group)

01/2010 - 02/2013: Research associate at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Chair of Farm Management)

01/2010 - 12/2018: Member of the Collaborative Research Center 649 “Economic Risk“


Research Interests
  • Agricultural land markets
  • Weather risk and climate change
  • Renewable energies, especially wind energy
  • Data analysis and applied econometrics


Scientific journals


Book chapters, working papers and other publications