Reinhard is a Professor in Energy Economics at TU Wien. He received a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Economics (1984), a Ph.D. (1987) and a Venia Docendi (1998) in Energy Economics from TU Wien. Reinhard is Head of the Energy Economics Group (EEG) since 1996. Early in his academic career, Reinhard was on several research leaves (e.g., pilot solar power plant in Almeria/Spain, Chalmers University in Gothenburg/Sweden, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), where he started to focus on policy support strategies that promote market integration of renewable energy technologies across all sectors and end-uses. In particular, this includes the consideration of tailored financial policy instruments in energy system modeling. Reinhard has more than 30 years of teaching, supervision, examination and reviewing experience and is involved in almost all courses offered at EEG. In addition, he has continuously developed the curriculum not only at EEG, but also in his capacity as an academic director at TU Wien’s Continuing Education Academy in the renewable energy systems post-graduate programme. In his career, Reinhard has supervised a large number of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD theses and also coordinated many European and national research projects in the field of energy transition for a variety of different clients. He has also frequently contributed his expertise to various International Energy Agency (IEA) studies and programmes. Reinhard has made a significant number of scientific conference contributions worldwide and authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book contributions. He has also served as a guest editor and is an associate editor of different scientific journals. Reinhard is an active member of various academic and scientific committees and associations.