Torsten Heinrich is an Associate Postdoctoral Researcher for the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He studied economics at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and received his PhD from the University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, in 2011 with a thesis on technological change and growth patterns with network effects. He currently holds the Chair for Microeconomics at the Chemnitz University of Technology.
Having held a post-doc position at the University of Bremen until 2016, he joined the the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School in October 2016, where he works on agent-based modeling and complexity economics. His research interests also include economic complexity, industrial organisation, evolutionary economics, and economic aspects of the information technology sector.