Energy & Climate

Dr. Katja Schumacher

Deputy Head of Energy & Climate Division

Special Expertise

  • Strategies and instruments of energy and climate policy
  • Policy evaluation
  • Economic analyses and modelling
  • Distributional effects of energy and climate policy
  • Econometric analysis of time-series data

Key Projects

  • Distributional effects of energy and climate measures
  • Affordability of housing and climate policy
  • CO2 pricing, ETS-2, Social Climate Fund
  • Evaluation of the German National Climate Initiative
  • Impact assessment energy and climate policies

Professional Training and Career

  • October 2007 to date: Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut e.V.), Senior Scientist in the Energy and Climate Change Division.
  • 2000 – 2007: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Research Fellow in the Energy, Transport and Environment Department.
  • 1996 – 2000: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, California, Senior Research Associate in the Energy Analysis Department.
  • 2007 Doctor of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Humboldt University Berlin
  • 1996 Graduate Degree in Economics (Dipl. Economist), University of Bonn
  • 1995/96 Graduate exchange student in the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Language Skills

English: fluent, French: good knowledge



Dr. Katja Schumacher

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