Werner Rothengatter graduated from Business Engineering at Universität Karlsruhe in 1969. While as a Researcher and Research Assistant at the Institute for Economic Policy Research 1970-1978, he earned the PhD in 1972 and the Habilitation in 1978, both in Economics. He worked as a Professor for Economic Theory at Universität Kiel (1979), Professor for Economic Theory and Policy at Universität Ulm (1979-1986), as a Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (1982), as Head of the Transport Division at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin (1986-1989), and received a call to the Universität Münster, Institute for Transportation Science (1989). Since 1990, he worked as Professor at Universität Karlsruhe (now the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)), Dean of the Faculty of Economics (2003-2004) and Head of the Institute of Economic Policy Research and its Unit of Transport and Communication. Since April 2009 he has retired from University obligations. He retired as well from the Scientific Advisory Committee of the German Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development, which he had chaired from 2001 to 2002. In 2010 he was honored with the Francqui-Chair for Logistics at the University of Antwerp and in 2013 with the Jules Dupuit Prize of the WCTRS. He was member of the Advisory Committee of Deutsche Bahn AG and a member of the Reform Commission for Large Projects of the German Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development. He is involved in a number of projects of the European Commission and the European Parliament and works as an author, advisor, rapporteur and reviewer. He was President of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (2001-2007) and is still a member of its Steering Committee. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Transport Policy and Case Studies on Transport Policy Journals (published by Elsevier) and Editor of the Springer Series on Transport Economics and Policy (together with David Gillen).