Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D.

Head of Department in the

Climate Policy Department


+49 30 89789 - 470
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
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 155 / 2020

Optionen zur Auszahlung einer Pro-Kopf-Klimaprämie für einen sozialverträglichen CO2-Preis: Endbericht; Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen (fe 3/19)

2020| Jan Stede, Stefan Bach, Roland Ismer, Klaus Meßerschmidt, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Wochenbericht 24 / 2020

Mit Investitionen und Innovationen aus der Corona-Krise

2020| Heike Belitz, Marius Clemens, Marcel Fratzscher, Martin Gornig, Claudia Kemfert, Alexander S. Kritikos, Claus Michelsen, Karsten Neuhoff, Malte Rieth, C. Katharina Spieß
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 149 / 2020

Issues Paper about How to Design Climate Bonds for the Steel and Selected Non-Ferrous Metals Sectors

2020| Ingmar Jürgens, Stefanie Berendsen, Katharina Erdmann, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW focus 4 / 2020

A Green New Deal after Corona: What We Can Learn from the Financial Crisis

2020| Mats Kröger, Sun Xi, Olga Chiappinelli, Marius Clemens, Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein
DIW aktuell 39 / 2020

Green New Deal nach Corona: Was wir aus der Finanzkrise lernen können

2020| Mats Kröger, Sun Xi, Olga Chiappinelli, Marius Clemens, Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein

Wie kann Sustainable Finance ein Konjunkturpaket stärken? - Stellungnahme vom 29.05.2020

(Policy Brief / Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance ; 2/2020)
| Jan Stede, Karsten Neuhoff, Franziska Schütze, Alexander Bassen, Timo Busch, Kerstin Lopatta, Frank Schiemann, Ingmar Jürgens, Ulf Moslener

Sustainable Finance und die Transformation der Realwirtschaft: Klimaneutralität als zentrales Szenario

(Policy Brief / Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance ; 1/2020)
| Franziska Schütze, Karsten Neuhoff, Ulf Moslener, Oliver Schenker

Industrial Innovation: Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation of Industry: Part 3: Policy Implications

Brussels: European Union, 2020, VII, 98 S. | Olga Chiappinelli, Katharina Erdmann, Timo Gerres, Manuel Haussner, Ingmar Juergens, Karsten Neuhoff, Alice Pirlot, Jörn C. Richstein, Yeen Chan

Investments in Climate-Friendly Materials to Strengthen the Recovery Package

London: Climate Strategies, 2020, 22 S.
(CFM Platform)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Frederik Lettow, Olga Chiappinelli, Timo Gerres, Eugénie Joltreau, Pedro Linares, Aleksander Śniegocki
Externe referierte Aufsätze

An Auction Story: How Simple Bids Struggle with Uncertainty

In: Energy Economics 89 (2019), 104784, 16 S. | Jörn C.Richstein, Casimir Lorenz, KarstenNeuhoff



Financing Renewables in the Age off Alling Technology Costs

Karsten Neuhoff, Nils May, Jörn Richstein
[Online], 23.06.2020 - 03.07.2020
| 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists: EAERE 2020; Online

Building Blocks for a Climate-Neutral Industrial Sector

Karsten Neuhoff
Madrid, Spanien, 02.12.2019 - 13.12.2019
| 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) : EU Programme of Side Events

The Role of Carbon Pricing

Karsten Neuhoff
Stockholm, Schweden, 24.05.2019
| Climate Friendly Materials Roundtable on "Policy Design for Greening Construction Supply Chains": Climate Friendly Materials Platform

The Role of Low-Emission Standards: Opening Comments

Karsten Neuhoff
Berlin, 04.03.2019
| Climate Friendly Materials Roundtable on "Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector”: Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Benefits of Local Prices for the Power Market

Karsten Neuhoff
Florenz, Italien, 25.01.2019
| Zonal vs Nodal Pricing for the Electricity Markets: FSR Regulatory Policy Workshop

Research Projects

Research Project

Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Current Project| Climate Policy
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