Professor Hirsch studied economics at Bonn University where he earned his doctoral degree in agricultural sciences in 2014. Afterwards he worked as postdoc at Bonn University (2014-2016) and the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich (2016-2018). During his postdoc he was visiting researcher at University of Connecticut and Arizona State University.

His research focuses on the competitiveness and strategic actions of agribusiness firms. This involves investigating the drivers of vertical and horizontal integration, production flexibility, innovation, efficiency, and profitability of firms at different stages of the food supply chain.

Professor Hirsch is Associate Editor of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (JADEE) as well as Assistant Editor of Agribusiness: An International Journal.

Since October 1st, 2021, Prof. Hirsch has changed his position to the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart / Management in Agribusiness.

A replacement for the professorship at TUM is in progress.

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