Christoph Ratay



Room: 0505.03.566
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Office hours: By appointment

Short biography

since 12/2020 Doctoral Scholar at the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU)
since 10/2020 Research & Teaching Associate at the Chair of Corporate Management - Technische Universität München
11/2016 – 11/2020 (Senior) Consultant, Sustainability Services, KPMG AG
2015 – 2016

M.Sc. Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, University of Oxford

05/2015 – 08/2015 Internship, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Austria
10/2014 – 03/2015 Internship, adelphi research gGmbH
2011 – 2014 B.A. Politics with International Relations, University of York

Research Interest

  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable consumer behavior
  • Behavioral economics (esp. nudging for sustainability)

Research Projects

Based on his academic and professional experience in the field of corporate sustainability and supported by a PhD scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation, Christoph Ratay’s research focuses on consumer behavior in the circular economy. He focuses on product-service-systems for food containers, electronic devices, and clothing and investigates consumer behavior primarily based on field data and field experiments. Christoph is part of CirculaTUM, an initiative that bundles the diverse circular economy expertise within TUM across all disciplines and locations.