The project is a collaboration between The Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) and the University of Göttingen (chair of statistics).
Dr. Florian Kern,
Florian Kern is the head of the research field Ecological Economics and Environmental Policy at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). His research interest is governance of sustainability transitions, innovation, energy and environmental policy and policy mixes. Florian Kern leads the research project ReCap and focusses especially on the design of the Policy Innovation Lab.
Ulrich Petschow is an economist at the IÖW. The thematic focus of his scientific work is on questions about economic and environmental policy issues. He deals with the governance of new
technologies and innovation systems, with the sustainability-oriented valuation and design of new technologies and management concepts. Furthermore, he is doing research on post growth concepts
and heterodox economics.
Dr. Steffen Lange
Steffen Lange is doing research on ecological economics. His research interest lies on decoupling of economic growth from resource consumption, rebound effects, digitalization and concepts of
economies without growth. He studied in Maastricht, Santiago de Chile and Göttingen and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg. In the ReCap project he deals with theoretical
explanations of macroeconomic rebound effects.
Dr. Jan Peuckert
Jan Peuckert has studied Business Administration at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the ISCTE in Lisbon. He has worked at the Chair of Innovation Economics on indicators of the national innovation system and the institutional and regulatory framework for environmental innovations. After he was awarded his doctorate, he started to work at the IÖW where his research focus lies on new technologies.
Dr. Christian Lutz
Christian Lutz is managing director of GWS since 2000 and leads the division energy and climate. He studied empirical economics at the University of Tübingen (master in economics 1993) and worked on environmental extensions of macroeconometric models at the University of Osnabrück (PhD 1997). He has various research and consulting experiences for public and private institutions. His research interests include model building and application, sustainable development, energy and environmental policy, labour markets and international trade.
Dr. Markus Flaute
Markus Flaute holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Münster (2010) and a PhD from the University of Münster (2013). He has been a researcher at GWS since 2014. His research interests include applied energy-economic modeling (e.g. optimal operation of power plants) and model-based analyses of energy-economic effects of different political instruments and activities.
Lara Ahmann graduated from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in the field of cultural and economic sciences. She focused on France and Poland and analyzed in her Bachelor thesis the energy policy in France. In her master's program "Environmental Systems and Resource Management" at the University of Osnabrück, she worked with mathematical and computer-based modeling methods. She used the interdisciplinary research approach of Systems Science in various climate-relevant projects. In her master thesis, she developed an approach to increase cost-effectiveness in agri-environmental measures in Lower Saxony. Since October 2017 she is working as a research associate at GWS in the field of energy and climate.
Maximilian Banning studied economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster which he graduated as Master of Science in 2017. At the centre of his studies were econometrics and empirical economics as well as microeconomics.In his master thesis, he examined the consequences of externalities and analyzed the economic markets of digital platforms under competition economic criteria. Since August 2017 Maximilian Banning is working at both, the GWS’s department for Economic and Social Affairs and at the department of Energy and Climate.
Anne Berner studied economics in Cologne, Montpellier and Göttingen. Her research focus lied during her studies on quantitative analyses of energy and environmental policies. Since April 2018 she is a researcher at the Chair for Statistics at the University of Göttingen. She is doing research on the role of energy and resources productivity for economic growth.
Alexander Silversdorff studied Economics at the University of Göttingen. From 2012 to 2014 he worked at the University of Bielefeld in the DFG project “the development of wages of professors in the 20th century”. Since 2014, he has been working at the Chair of Statistics at the University of Göttingen. His research focus lies on the application of structured additive distributional regression on economic inequality.