Side jobs

2015 - Appointment as member of the scientific advisory board of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Akademie für Eur. Kommunalwissenschaften
2015 - Guest lecturer at the Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thai-land (taxation, micro economics), repeated appointment.
2015 - Member of accreditation commissions (degree courses in Univer-sity of Oldenburg and University of Applied Sciences in Bochum)
2015 - Guest lecturer at the Sichuan University, PR China (sustainable land use management)
2014 - 2015 Guest lecturer at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (SPRING program, master course: land use management), repeated appointment.
2014 - Appointment as member of the supreme real estate assessment board (Oberer Gutachterausschuss) of the state Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz), meanwhile second term of office (reappointment 2019)
2009 - 2011 Repeating assignments as consultant for German International Cooperation (GTZ/GIZ) for securing land rights in Cambodia.
2006 - Appointment as member of the real estate assessment board (Gutachterausschuss) of the county of Birkenfeld, actually of the region Rheinhessen-Nahe (meanwhile fourth term of office)
2005 - Appointment as speaker of the Center for Soil Protection and Land Use Policy (Zentrum für Bodenschutz und Flächen-haushaltspolitik am Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, currently: „Cen-ter for Land Research“, www.clr.umwelt-campus.de)
2004 - Lecturer in the Sprengnetter Academy for Real Estate Assessors
2001 - Partner in a law firm (Schlatter, Heidelberg), as tax advisor
2000 - 2003 Lecturer („Privatdozent“) at the Ruhr University Bochum for So-cial Economics, actually leave of absence
2000 - 2002 Free lancer for Warth and Klein GmbH (auditors); special audits
1991 - 1993 Free lancer for METAFISCUS tax advisory GmbH, Cologne
1986 Student assistant at the chairs for urban sociology, the chair of social policy and public economics (Prof. Dr. Theo Thiemeyer) and the chair of social economics and social policy (Prof. Dr. Lo-thar F. Neumann)


2018 - Member of the scientific monitoring team of the sustainability strategy of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (orga-nized by ISSO, Koblenz and FEST Heidelberg, Germany) [Status: current]
2018 - Fixed member of the commission on building land of the Feder-al Government of Germany (organized by BMI, BBSR and DV). Member of the working groups on data gathering, real estate assessment and communal ground heritage leases of the commission on building land (“Fachdialog Erbbaurecht). [Status: current]
2018 - Member of the commission on land policy of Deutsche Akade-mie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL) [Status: current]
2018 - Sustainable urban planning for Zhaoquanying Town, Shunyi, Beijing (revision of the Master Plan) [Status: current]
2017 - 2018 Member of an expert group for the future of land use policy (ini-tiated by Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik and Volksheimstät-tenwerk, advice for the future federal government coalition) [Status: completed]
2015 - Municipal leasehold contracts in a tense housing market situa-tion (principal: government of Rhineland-Palatinate) [Status: current]
2014 - Leasehold approaches within an ecological development area in the municipality of Gensingen (accompanying research for the municipality of Gensingen and IfaS, consultancy) [Status: completed]
2014 Certification system for excellency in land use management for municipalities in Rhineland-Palatinate (principal: government of Rhineland-Palatinate) [Status: completed]
2013 Research of “Land use policy and sustainable land use in Chi-na and other countries”, Project with Sichuan University, China [Status: completed]
2012 Fiscal impact tool (development areas) for communes in Rhine-land-Palatinate (principal: government of Rhineland-Palatinate) [Status: completed]
2011 Field study and expertise for GIZ GmbH (Cambodia): Short Term Assessment on Cooperation between Small-Scale Farmers and Economic Land Concession Holders [Status: completed].
2010 Scientific supervision and project management of fiscal impact assessment tools for Rhineland-Palatinate (principal: govern-ment of Rhineland-Palatinate) [Status: in progress].
2010 Field study / experise for German International Cooperation (GTZ / GIZ – Cambodia): Implementation of partnership between small and large-scale farming, and between ELC and SLC - a brief assessment. [Status: completed].
2009 Field study / experise for German International Cooperation (GTZ / GIZ – Cambodia): Land Markets in Cambodia – Recent Developments and their Impacts on Land Policy, Land Poverty Alleviation and Food Security [Status: completed].
2009 Sabbatical semester: Teaching at the Royal University of Agriculture, Faculty of Land Management and Land Administration, Dangkor District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia [Status: completed].
2007 Competence center Land Use Policy (Kompetenzzentrum Flächenhaushaltspolitik; Principal: Environmental Ministry Rhineland Palatinate) [Status: completed].
2007 Expertise for a property tax reform (Principal: Environmental Mi-nistry Baden-Württemberg) [Status: completed].
2007 Project Fiscal Impact Calculation: „KMU entwickeln KMF – Wirt-schaftlichkeitsanalyse / Vergleich Außen- und Innenentwick-lung“ (sub-contractor for Reconsite / REFINA-project in Stuttgart) [Status: completed].
2006 Fiscal Impact Analysis for the development of commercial areas in Birkenfeld / Rhineland-Palatinate [Status: completed].
2006 Fiscal Impact Analysis for the development of residential areas in Birkenfeld / Rhineland-Palatinate [Status: completed].
2005 Regional marketing-concept for the county of Birkenfeld [Status: completed].
2005 Marketing-concept for the authority association (Verbandsge-meinde) Birkenfeld [Status: completed].
2004 Expertise: Resulting costs of a civil tax law (Zivilsteuergesetzes) [Status: completed].
2004 Advisory services for the Environmental Ministry Rhineland-Palatinate, regarding „sustainable land saving settlement and traffic development („Nachhaltig flächensparende Siedlungs- und Verkehrsentwicklung“) (with Prof. Dr. Tomerius, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld) – development of a strategy paper [Status: completed].
2003 Flächen sparen - Boden schützen: Common project and con-ference with Evangelische Akademie Iserlohn (P. Markus), IfaS (Prof. Dr. Löhr), KKU (Prof. Dr. Tomerius) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) [Status: completed].
1990 Wertschöpfungsbeiträge: Ein Vergleich verschiedener Studien (Expertise for DGB, with H. Fischer) [Status: completed].


2017 Award for best achievement, The People’s Book Price, for “Rent Unmasked” (ed.: Fred Harrison), author contribution
2015 Outstanding Paper Award from the Emerald Group Publishing Limited for the paper “The hidden rent-seeking capacity of corpo-rations”, published in the “International Journal of Social Econ-omics” (2015)
2014 Martin-Klar-Award (for excellence in teaching).
2010 Martin-Klar-Award (for excellence in teaching).
1988 Karl-Walker-Award for a student’s work about decoupling of the financial sector from real economics.


Prof. Dr. Dirk Löhr
Prof. Dr. Dirk Löhr
Professor FB Umweltwirtschaft/-recht - FR Umweltwirtschaft


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