Wolfgang SCHADE

Since May 2015, Dr. Wolfgang Schade (PhD in Economics) is CEO and Scientific Director of M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics based in Karlsruhe. He holds a Diploma Degree in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in transport and urban planning from the University of Karlsruhe, today the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From 1997 until 2005 he was researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Economic Policy Research (IWW) at KIT. In first half of 2001 he was seconded as National Expert to the European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, Spain, to analyse the economic and employment impacts of the Lisbon Strategy. In 2004 he completed his PhD on "Strategic Sustainability Analysis: Concept and application for the assessment of European Transport Policy" with summa cum laude at the KIT. From 2005 until 2015 he continued his research as a senior researcher at the Fraunhofer ISI, where since 2008 he had built-up and headed the Business Area "Transportation Systems".

Wolfgang´s research focus is on integrated assessment of transport policy, transport infrastructure, climate policy, innovation and diffusion of innovative technologies in the transport field as well as new mobility services as part of the sharing economy. He used his expertise in transport economics over many years to develop and improve the integrated transport-economic-environment model ASTRA. Wolfgang has successfully co-ordinated several European Commission funded projects like LOTSE, COMPETE, TRIAS, iTREN-2030, GHG-TransPoRD, Cost of non-completion of TEN-T. He has coordinated a framework contract with the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism, in which he also has run several projects on economic assessments of the TEN-T policy. On national level he coordinated projects on behalf of the German Environmental Protection Agency (UBA) and on behalf of the German Parliament STOA Committee (e.g. Future of the Automotive Industry). Additionally he participated in more than 50 European and national research projects. For more information please visit his home page. Many of his publications are also available at ResearchGate.