Dr. Bernd Hallier
Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier is Managing Director of the EHI Retail Institute and President of the European Retail Academy (ERA), headquartered in Cologne, Germany. The ERA coordinates retail research and related activities among more than 140 educational and research institutions in 48 countries.
Prof. Dr. Hallier studied Economics and received a Masters Degree from Hamburg University in 1973. He was awarded a PhD degree in 1983 for his analysis of the influence of technology on retail and wholesale.
He has authored more than 200 research articles, has made more than 20 contributions in major books, and has authored five monographs. Areas of study include organizational and market strategy, the culture and history of commerce, and applied trade research. Dr. Hallier is also the Chairman of EuroShop, the worldwide exhibition for retail investment goods.