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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
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Monographien

Exploring Emerging Norms of Climate Neutrality: Implications for International Climate Cooperation and Finance

2022| Heiner von Lüpke, Charlotte Aebischer, Gustavo Velloso Breviglieri, Shubhi Goel, Zahara Sitta Iskandar, Andrew Marquard, Karsten Neuhoff, Pradono, Frauke Röser, Djoko Santoso Abi Suroso, Budhi Setiawan, Camila Yamahaki
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Monographien

Bridges over Troubled Waters: Climate Clubs, Alliances, and Partnerships as Safeguards for Effective International Cooperation?

2022| Heiner von Lüpke, Karsten Neuhoff, Catherine Marchewitz
DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2022

Carbon Contracts for Difference as an Instrument for Strengthening Climate Cooperation between Industrialized and Emerging Economies

2022| Heiner von Lüpke, Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff, Charlotte Aebischer, Mats Kröger
DIW Wochenbericht 38 / 2022

Klimakooperation mit Schwellenländern vertiefen: CO2-Differenzverträge leisten wichtigen Beitrag

2022| Heiner von Lüpke, Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff, Charlotte Aebischer, Mats Kröger
DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2022

Contracts for Difference Support the Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources while Reducing Electricity Price Risks

2022| Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn C. Richstein
Externe Monographien

What to Cap? Emergency Interventions in the European Electricity and Gas Market

Berlin: EPICO, 2022, VII, 38 S.
(EPICO Policy Report)
| Ryan Alexander, Manuel Köhler, Karsten Neuhoff, Henrike Sommer, Bernd Weber, Sam Williams
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

European Economists for an EU-level Gas Price Cap and Gas Saving Targets

In: (16.11.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Natalia Fabra, Karsten Neuhoff, Nicolas Berghmans
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Carbon Leakage, Consumption, and Trade

In: Annual Review of Environment and Resources 47 (2022), S. 753-795 | Michael Grubb, Nino David Jordan, Edgar Hertwich, Karsten Neuhoff, Kasturi Das, Kaushik Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Harro van Asselt, Misato Sato, Ranran Wang, William A. Pizer, Hyungna Oh
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Financing Renewables in the Age of Falling Technology Costs

In: Resource and Energy Economics 70 (2022), 101330, 15 S. | Karsten Neuhoff, Nils May, Jörn C. Richstein
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Carbon Contracts-for-difference: How to De-risk Innovative Investments for a Low-carbon Industry?

In: iScience 25 (2022), 8, 104700, 20 S. | Jörn C. Richstein, Karsten Neuhoff



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

Werden Nachhaltigkeitsrisiken von Marktakteuren ausreichend berücksichtigt?: Panel

Franziska Schütze, Karsten Neuhoff
[Online], 09.12.2020
| Der Finanzsektor als Beschleuniger der Nachhaltigkeitswende – Illusion oder Realität?: Online-Event. Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance

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

Karsten Neuhoff
[Online], 02.10.2020
| SynErgie II - Expert Workshop on Electricity Spot Market Design [Online]

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

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