Gert Brunekreeft’s main areas of research include regulation, industrial economy and competition policy, particularly applied in the deregulated network industries. He habilitated in 2002 at the Faculty of Economic Science at the University Freiburg. Afterwards his way led him to the University of Cambridge and the Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at the University of Tilburg. Before he came to the Jacobs University Bremen, Gert Brunekreeft worked as Senior Economist (Regulation Management) at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. Together with his professorship at Jacobs University, he also assumed the direction of the Bremer energie institut. His instantaneous main areas of research are in particular regulation, investments and vertical unbundling.
Gert Brunekreeft has obtained a doctorate in Economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany) on his PhD-Thesis: „Coordination and Competition in the Electricity Pool of England and Wales“
His current work in energy markets consists of developments in network regulation and investment, pro’s and con’s of (ownership) unbundling and network regulation and distributed generation: "Smart regulation for smart grids!