Dr Christian Rusche was born 1984 in Sangerhausen, Germany. He studied Economics in Magdeburg and obtained a Diploma in 2010. Afterwards he worked as a research assistant at the chair of Microeconomics at the Technical University of Dortmund where he obtained a PhD in Economics in 2015. Since 2016 he is an economist in the `Digitalization, Structural Change and Competition´ research unit at the German Economic Institute (IW). His research focuses on competition effects of digitalization with a special focus on data and the impact of digital platforms.
Further research topics are Industry 4.0, structural change as well as competition law and digitalization.