Prof. Dr. Johannes Sauer

Country of current residence


Current position

Professor for Production and Resource Economy

Current institute employer

TU München

Website current institute
Office address

Technische Universität München Arcisstr. 21 80333 München

Office phone


Previous positions

2005 Senior Researcher, ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany 2006 - 2009 Assistant Professor, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Food and Resource Economics Institute


Agricultural Economist


Sauer, J and J. M. Abdallah.  2007.  Forest Diversity, Tobacco Production and Resource Management in Tanzania.  Forest Policy and Economics, 9 (5)   : 421-439   .
Sauer, J., H. Tchale and P. Wobst.  2007.  Alternative Soil Fertility Management Options in Malawi – An Economic Analysis.  Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 29 (3)   : 29-53   . Further Information


Sauer, J., K. Frohberg and H. Hockmann.  2006.  Stochastic Efficiency Measurement: The Curse of Theoretical Consistency.  Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1   : pp. 139-165   .


Sauer, J.  2005.  Theory Matters! – Efficiency Measurement and Water Utilities.  Water Science and Technology: Water Supply Volume, 5 (6)   : 251-261   .
Sauer, J.  2005.  Economies of Scale and Firm Size Optimum in Rural Water Supply.  Water Resources Research, 41   : W11418   . Further Information
Sauer, J.  2005.  Theoretically Consistent Efficiency Analysis - Water Suppliers in Germany.  Review of Economics (JfW), 3   .
Sauer, J.  2005.  Efficiency Flooding - Black-Box Frontiers and Policy Implications.  International Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2 (1)   .
Sauer, J.  2005.  The Optimal Organisation of the Water Supplying Industry – An Economic Perspective.  Journal of Economics and Statistics (JNST), 2   .
Sauer, J.  2005.  Structural Inefficiency in the Water Sector - An Empirical Analysis.  Journal of Applied Social Sciences Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch), 125   .
Sauer, J.  2005.  Infrastructure as a factor for Economic Transformation and Development-Efficiency and Structural Policy: The Example of Rural Water Supply in Economies of Transition.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Logos-Verlag Berlin, ISBN 3-8325-1049-4  


Sauer, J.  2004.  Black-Box Frontiers and Implications for Development Policy - Theoretical Considerations.  ZEF Discussion Paper Series, (92) 2004

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research countries
  • Germany
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
Working groups

External Senior Researcher

Additional information

Senior Lecturer. School of Social Science, Economics; University of Manchester, UK


The University of Oxford Centre for Water Research (OCWR)

African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU), University of Pretoria

Institute for Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)

FEEM Venice

Imperial College London

German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Sokoine Agricultural University Tanzania

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Germany

Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Copenhagen

Department of Land Economics, Kings College Cambridge

Johannes Sauer

Former Junior Researcher

Former Division/Group:
Economic and Technological Change

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