Dawud Ansari

Dawud Ansari
Research Associate
Energy, Transportation, Environment
Field(s) of work
Resource and Environmental Markets
Key activities

Model-based analysis of international energy and resource markets (esp. crude oil)

Complementarity equilibrium modeling & non-linear optimisation

The Middle East

Political economy & development policy

Energy access & rural electrification

    Publications at DIW Berlin

    Monographien/ Sammelwerke extern (2018)

    2nd Policy Brief on SET-Nav Case Studies

    Charikleia Karakosta, Katerina Papapostolou, Dawud Ansari,Franziska Holz, Peter Kotek, Borbala Takacsne, Pedro Crespo del Granado, Ruud Egging, Hector Maranon-Ledesma, Christian Skar, Andrea Herbst, Tobias Fleiter, Frank Sensfuß, Ben Pfluger, Blazhe Gjorgiev, Giovanni Sansavini,Andrea Antenucci, Luis Olmos, Quentin Ploussard, Sara Lumbreras, Andres Ramos,Aurora del Valle Diez
    DIW Economic Bulletin (51/52 / 2017)

    Crude Oil: Market Trends and Simulations Point toward Stable Equilibrium

    Aleksandar Zaklan, Dawud Ansari, Claudia Kemfert
    DIW Economic Bulletin (50 / 2017)

    German Economy Booming but Not to the Point of Overheating: Editorial

    Ferdinand Fichtner, Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Karl Brenke, Martin Bruns, Marius Clemens, Kristina van Deuverden, Christian Dreger, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak, Aleksandar Zaklan
    DIW Wochenbericht (50 / 2017)

    Globaler Aufschwung bleibt vorerst intakt: Grundlinien der Wirtschaftsentwicklung im Winter 2017

    Ferdinand Fichtner, Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Martin Bruns, Marius Clemens, Christian Dreger, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth, Aleksandar Zaklan

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Vortrag Berlin Conference on Energy and Electricity Economics (BELEC 2017) : Conference of the DIW Berlin and TU Berlin
    Berlin, 13.10.2017

    Energy and Climate towards 2050 – Bridging between Qualitative and Quantitative Forecasting
    Dawud Ansari

  • Vortrag Heading Towards Sustainable Energy Systems: Evolution or Revolution? : 15th IAEE European Conference
    Wien, Österreich, 03.09.2017 - 06.09.2017

    OPEC, Saudi Arabia, and the Shale Revolution : Insights from Equilibrium Modelling and Oil Politics
    Dawud Ansari

  • Vortrag Besuch des Chinesisch-Deutschen Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung am DIW Berlin
    Berlin, 01.09.2017

    Energy Markets Today and Tomorrow : Upcoming Challenges for Economics and Politics
    Dawud Ansari

  • Vortrag Academic Approaches to Peace-building and State-Building in Yemen : Summer School
    Amman, Jordanien, 21.08.2017

    Decentralised Governance and Energy : Bottom-Up Drivers for Economic and Social Development?
    Dawud Ansari

  • Vortrag Sustainable Energy Education and Research for All (SEER4ALL) Lecture Series : Technische Universität Berlin
    Berlin, 08.06.2017

    The „New Economics of Oil“ - Between Curse and Peak Demand
    Dawud Ansari

  • Research Projects

    Aktuelles Projekt

    FoReSee: Climate policy in resource curse-affected countries

    Themen: Aktueller Schwerpunkt: Energiewende zu einer nachhaltigen Energieversorgung, Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik
    Aktuelles Projekt


    Themen: Energieökonomik, Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik

    CV - Short Version

    Dawud Ansari works as a researcher and PhD fellow in the group for international resource markets within the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment. Additionally, he is the founder and director of the non-profit organisation Energy Access and Development Program (EADP), which is engaged in project work, training, research, and consulting in the field of (decentral) energy systems in developing countries.

    Previous to that, Dawud studied (mathematical) economics at TU Berlin (best of his year), HU Berlin, and Johns Hopkins University Systems Institute. He has multiple years of experience as a lecturer in economics, energy, and mathematics. Before joining DIW Berlin, He also worked for the prominent Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) on applied game theory and economics of the Middle East.

    His research focusses on the analysis of energy systems and fossil fuel markets as well as the interdisciplinary study of developments in the Middle East, using complementarity equilibrium modelling and empirical methods. Previous results are frequently presented on national and international congresses and talks, additional to their publication in renowned scientific journals.