Till Requate studied Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy and Sports Science, and graduated in Mathematics and Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany, in 1985. He received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 with a thesis on game theory and industrial organization and finished his Habilitation in 1994. Prof. Requate was post doc/assistant professor at the University of Bielefeld from 1990 to 1995, held a position as associate professor at the University of Oldenburg from 1995 to 1996, and was appointed full professor for Environmental Economics and as director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental Economics at the University of Heidelberg in 1996. Since 2002 Till Requate is a professor for innovation economics, competition policy, and new institutional economics at Kiel University. Environmental regulation and impacts on competition but also experimental economics are major fields of interest.
Till Requate was awarded a von-Bennigsen-Foerder-Preis in 1990 and the Eric-Kempe prize awarded by the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics and the University of Umea in 2004, and the best paper award by the German Association of Health Economics in 2012.
Till Requate is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Co-Editor of the Berkley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (BEJEAP). He is also on the editorial board Resource and Energy Economics and Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. In the past Till Requate served as an associate editor of the European Economic Review.
Till Requate also served as a consultant for governments and NGOs, notably the World Bank, InWent, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Science (BMBF), the Danish Ministry for Agriculture and Fishery, and the OECD.