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Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D.

Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D.

Head of Department of the

Climate Policy Department

Research Topics and Working Areas

Karsten Neuhoff leads the Climate Policy Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and is Professor at the Institute for Economics and Law of Technical University Berlin. He holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University and Master in Physics from Heidelberg University. His research focus on the economics and financing of a low-carbon transformation in the power, industry and building sector. He investigates how policies and markets can be designed to achieve carbon neutrality. In research and advice projects for national governments, EU Commission and international organizations and as board member of the research network Climate Strategies he brings together multi-disciplinary teams and engages stakeholders to enhance quality, relevance, and uptake of the research. He (co-)authored the books “Planetary Economics: Energy, Climate Change and the three domains of sustainable development” and “Climate Policy after Copenhagen - The Role of Carbon Pricing.”



Nature Climate Change

China's Emissions Trading Takes Steps Towards Big Ambitions

2018 | Frank Jotzo, Valerie Karplus, Michael Grubb, Andreas Löschel, Karsten Neuhoff, Libo Wu, Fei Teng
Journal of Cleaner Production

A Review of Technology and Policy Deep Decarbonization Pathway Options for Making Energy-Intensive Industry Production Consistent with the Paris Agreement

2018 | Chris Bataille, Max Åhman, Karsten Neuhoff, Lars J. Nilsson, Manfred Fischedick, Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Baltazar Solano-Rodriquez, Amandine Denis-Ryan, Seton Stiebert, Henri Waisman, Oliver Sartor, Shahrzad Rahbar
The Energy Journal

Power Markets with Renewables: New Perspectives for the European Target Model

2016 | Karsten Neuhoff, Sophia Wolter, Sebastian Schwenen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

The Economics of the EU ETS Market Stability Reserve: Introduction

2016 | Cameron Hepburn, Karsten Neuhoff, William Acworth, Dallas Burtraw, Frank Jotzo
Energy Economics

FTR Allocations to Ease Transition to Nodal Pricing: An Application to the German Power System

2016 | Friedrich Kunz, Karsten Neuhoff, Juan Rosellón
Diskussionspapiere 2035 / 2023

Contracting Matters: Hedging Producers and Consumers with a Renewable Energy Pool

2023| Karsten Neuhoff, Fernanda Ballesteros, Mats Kröger, Jörn C. Richstein
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 189 / 2023

Reacting to Changing Paradigms: How and Why to Reform Electricity Markets

2023| Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn C. Richstein, Mats Kröger
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Mehr Effizienz beim Gassparen nötig

In: Fuldaer Zeitung (13.02.2023), S. 6 | Karsten Neuhoff
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Supporting the Transition to Climate-Neutral Production: An Evaluation Under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

In: Journal of International Economic Law im Ersch. (2023), [online first: 2023-01-09] | Roland Ismer, Harro van Asselt, Jennifer Haverkamp, Michael Mehling, Karsten Neuhoff, Alice Pirlot
Externe Monographien

Capping Prices, Saving Gas: A European Initiative on the Energy Crisis

Bonn: FES, 2022, 5 S.
(FES Policy Paper)
| Karsten Neuhoff
Externe Monographien

Electricity Market Design 2030-2050: Moving Towards Implementation

2022, VI, 52 S.
(Kopernikus Projekte : Die Zukunft unserer Energie : SynErgie)
| Amir Ashour Novirdoust, Rajon Bhuiyan, Martin Bichler, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Carina Fugger, Vitali Gretschko, Lisa Hanny, Johannes Knörr, Karsten Neuhoff, Christoph Neumann, Marion Ott, Jörn Richstein, Maximilian Rinck, Felix Röhrich, Michael Schöpf, Amelie Sitzmann, Johannes Wagner, Martin Weibezahl
Externe Monographien

Carbon Contracts for Difference: An Assessment of Selected Socio-economic Impacts for Germany

London: Climate Strategies, 2022, 24 S.
(CFM Traction)
| Jörn Richstein, Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Frederik Lettow



EE-Förderung und Absicherung des Verbrauchs

Jörn Richstein, Nils May, Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff
Berlin, 11.11.2022
| Langfristmärkte - Futures, PPAs, EE-Förderung: Strommarkttreffen

Can Cooperate PPAs Substitute Renewable Tenders (for Onshore Wind)?

Jörn Richstein, Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff
Paris, 09.11.2022
| Financing models for Onshore Wind Projects

Project-based Carbon Contracts for Differences or Price Floors: How to De-Risk Innovative Investments for a Low-Carbon Industry

Jörn C. Richstein, Karsten Neuhoff
[Online], 26.10.2022
| CAEP Seminar Series: [Online]

CfDs, Referenzertragsmodell und EE-Pool für Industrie

Jörn Richstein, Karsten Neuhoff, Mats Kröger
Hohenkammer, 13.09.2022
| Synergie Cluster IV Treffen

CBAM Based on Standardized Values for Industry Transition at EU Scale

Karsten Neuhoff
[Online], 26.01.2022
| Climate Friendly Materials (CFM) Platform: A Robust CBAM Design to Unlock Climate-friendly Industry Investments at EU Scale; Webinar

Research Projects

Research Project

Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Current Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Drivers of residential energy use for heating and cooling and thermal retrofit decisions

Current Project| Climate Policy, German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Future Power Market Platform

Current Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Non-Emission Products and Services in Sweden

Current Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Assessment and Further Development of the Renewable Energy Act

Completed Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Carbon Control Post 2020 in Energy Intensive Industries

Completed Project| Climate Policy
Research Project

Carbon Pricing for Low Carbon Investment

Completed Project| Climate Policy