Achim Buchwald is Professor for Economics at the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences. From September 2006 until December 2015 he was employed as a Senior Economist at the Monopolies Commission in Bonn. Achim studied economics at the University of Augsburg. He obtained the Dr. rer.pol. from the University of Muenster in 2012. His current research interests cover the measurement and analysis of international firm networks, corporate governance and innovation.