Professor Rainald Borck studied economics at the Technical University of Berlin, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA, and Humboldt University Berlin, where he received his doctorate and habilitation. From 2002 to 2006, Rainald Borck was a research fellow at DIW Berlin. In 2006, he represented the Chair of Finance at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich until he was appointed Chair of Economics with a focus on economic policy at the University of Passau in 2008. At the same time, he became a research professor at DIW Berlin.
Since 2012, he has been Chair of Public Sector, Finance and Social Policy at the University of Potsdam. His research interests include urban and regional economics, finance, environmental economics, and political economy. Rainald Borck is a research fellow at CESifo and at DIW Berlin. He is a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the Committee for Social Policy, the Committee for Regional Theory and Policy, and the Committee for Financial Studies.