Prof. Dr. Nico Grove

Assistant Professor for
Infrastructure Economics & Management
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Marienstrasse 7A
99423 Weimar

Room 107, 1. OG

Tel:  +49 3643 - 58 45 63
Fax: +49 3643 - 58 45 65
E-Mail: nico.grove[at]


Nico Grove is Assistant Professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar, heading the Junior Professorship Infrastructure Economics & Management since 10/2010. In addition, he lectures at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he also received his Ph.D at the Institute for Information, Organization and Management, led by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot. His research interests are targeting infrastructure based networks and resources, including their financing, provision and regulation. Currently, Nico is Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School.

Before joining the Institute, he was working in strategy consultancy at Accenture and A.T. Kearney. From 1999 on, he gained experience in own media production companies for TV broadcasters. Nico holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master of Business Research degree from the Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, as well as a Master in Economics from the Macquarie University Sydney.

Nico is an active member in several institutions and associations, including the BITKOM e.V. or the Münchner Kreis e.V.

Research Focus

  • Industries

    • Media
    • Telecommunications
    • Resources (energy/gas/water)

  • Infrastructure

    • Provisioning mechanisms
    • Network effects
    • Welfare effects

  • Regulation

    • Effects for innovation and investment
    • Interferences (e.g. Network Neutrality)
    • Mechanisms

  • Corporate Strategy

    • Competition
    • Game theory
    • Market behavior

  • Sustainability

    • Conceptualization
    • Generic effect models
    • Sustainable infrastructure and investments
    • Virtual Water

Master-/Bachelor Thesis Topics

  • Candidate proposals in relevant research areas above