Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert
Head of Department
Energy, Transportation, Environment
Key activities

Energy Economics, Environmental Economics

    Publications at DIW Berlin

    Beiträge in Tages- und Wochenzeitungen (2019)

    Deutschland stirbt den politischen Erstickungstod

    Claudia Kemfert
    DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt (2019)

    Ergebnis vom Kohlekompromiss: Der Hambacher Wald und alle Dörfer können erhalten bleiben

    Pao-Yu Oei, Catharina Rieve, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
    DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt (2019)

    Weichenstellung Kohlekonsens: Kohlevorräte ermöglichen den Erhalt des Hambacher Waldes und aller noch bedrohten Dörfer

    Pao-Yu Oei, Catharina Rieve, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
    Aufsätze in Sammelwerken (2018)

    Modeling the Low-Carbon Transformation in Europe: Developing Paths for the European Energy System until 2050

    Konstantin Löffler, Thorsten Burandt, Karlo Hainsch, Claudia Kemfert, Pao-Yu Oei, Christian von Hirschhausen

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Vortrag Sustainable Energy for the Low-Carbon Transformation : Berlin Conference on Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Economics and Policy – BELEC / INFRADAY 2018
    Berlin, 12.10.2018

    Lunchtime Meeting – Book Launch: Energiewende "Made in Germany" : Welcome and Overview of the Book
    Claudia Kemfert, Pao-Yu Oei, Christian von Hirschhausen

  • Vortrag Uncertainties in Energy Markets : 7th INREC Conference 2018
    Essen, 24.09.2018 - 25.09.2018

    On the Economics of Electrical Storage for Variable Renewable Energy Sources
    Alexander Zerrahn, Wolf-Peter Schill, Claudia Kemfert

  • Vortrag 33rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association - 71th European Meeting of the Econometric Society : EEA - ESEM 2018
    Köln, 27.08.2018 - 31.08.2018

    On the Economics of Electrical Storage for Variable Renewable Energy Sources
    Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn, Claudia Kemfert

  • Vortrag Power-to-Gas und Power-to-Fuel - Technological Development and Systemic Effects : Strommarkttreffen Berlin
    Berlin, 29.06.2018

    On the Economics of Electrical Storage for Variable Renewable Energy Sources
    Alexander Zerrahn, Wolf-Peter Schill, Claudia Kemfert

  • Vortrag Berlin Lunchtime Meeting, DIW Berlin
    Berlin, 27.06.2018

    Die wirtschaftlichen Chancen einer klugen Energiewende – kann sich Deutschland einen Kohleausstieg leisten?
    Claudia Kemfert

  • CV - Short Version

    Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert has been Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the private University, Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin since 2009 and Head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies. From 2004 until 2009 she was Professor for environmental economics at Humboldt University Berlin. She got an award from DAAD and was honoured in 2006 as top German Scientist from the German research foundation, Helmholtz and Leibniz Association. In 2011 she was awarded with the Urania Medaille as well as B.A.U.M. Environmental Award for Best Science and got the German-Solar-Award and the Adam-Smith-Award for Market-Based Evironmental Policy in 2016. She publishes her research results in high level scientific journals and acted as scientific representative for the research theme "Energy" on the “science year 2010” organised by the German Ministry of Science. She has recently published two highly recognised books to illustrate the economic impacts of climate change and energy policy. 2013 she published her book “Kampf für Strom” in which she describes the myths of the energy debate. In the same year folled the English version “The battle about electricity”. Her latest book “Das fossile Imperium schlägt zurück” was published in April 2017.

    In 2016 Claudia Kemfert was appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety as a member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment. Claudia Kemfert advised EU president José Manuel Barroso in a "High level Group on Energy and Climate", and she acts as an external expert for the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). Claudia Kemfert was member of the High Level Expert Group of the EU Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability and of the Advisory Group on Energy of the European Commission (DG Research). Since 2011 she has been a member of the Club of Rome. She furthermore acts as jury member for several significant sustainability prices. She was appointed by Norbert Röttgen (CDU) as shadow minister for Energy in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2012 and by Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (SPD) as energy expert in Hesse in 2013.

    Claudia Kemfert studied economics at Oldenburg, Bielefeld (Germany) and Stanford University (USA). Claudia Kemfert worked for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) (Italy) and Stuttgart University (Institute for Rational Energy Use). She gave lectures at the universities of St. Petersburg (2003/04), Moscow (2000/01) und Siena (1998, 2002/03). Claudia Kemfert was Associate Professor and headed a PhD research group at Oldenburg University. She was the first associate professor in Germany who got a tenured professor position. She is project manager of diverse research projects about environmental and energy policy strategies, and she is engaged in different networks like the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) at Stanford University.