Dr. Tilman Altenburg

Function: Head of department

Specialization: Economic Geographer

Work areas:

  • Private sector development in developing countries
  • Enviromental economic policy

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Private sector development and promotion
  • Industrialisation and development
  • Determinants of international competitiveness
  • Concepts for private sector development

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Tilman.Altenburg@remove-this.die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-182
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


Sustainability-oriented Innovation Systems in China and India
Altenburg, Tilman (ed.) (2016)
London: Routledge


Industrial policy in developing countries: failing markets, weak states
Altenburg, Tilman / Wilfried Lütkenhorst (2015)
Cheltenham: Elgar


Boosting solar investment with limited subsidies: rent management and policy learning in India

Altenburg, Tilman / Tobias Engelmeier (2013)
in: Energy Policy 59 (8), 866–874


Rent management: the heart of green industrial policy

Schmitz, Hubert / Oliver Johnson / Tilman Altenburg (2013)
(IDS Working Paper 418)


Can industrial policy work under neopatrimonial rule?

Altenburg, Tilman (2013)
in: Adam Szirmai / Wim Naudé / Ludovico Alcorta (eds.)