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.
She studied economics at Oldenburg, Bielefeld (Germany) and Stanford University (USA). She gave lectures at the universities of St. Petersburg, Moscow und Siena. From 2004 until 2009 she was Professor for environmental economics at Humboldt University Berlin.
Claudia Kemfert's research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies. 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 and got the German-Solar-Award and the Adam-Smith-Award for Market-Based Evironmental Policy. 2013 she published her book “Kampf für Strom” (English version “The battle about electricity”) in which she describes the myths of the energy debate. Her latest book “Das fossile Imperium schlägt zurück” was published in 2017.