Dr. Katja Schumacher
Dr. Katja Schumacher
Dr. Katja Schumacher

Dr. Katja Schumacher

Deputy Head of Energy & Climate Division (Berlin)
Energy & Climate

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

  • Evaluation of the German national climate initiative
  • Evaluation and future design of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
  • Climate change mitigation scenarios
  • Distributional implications of energy saving and efficiency measures for German households
  • E-mobility

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