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
Diskussionspapiere 1855 / 2020

Border Carbon Adjustments and Alternative Measures for the EU ETS: An Evaluation

2020| Roland Ismer, Karsten Neuhoff, Alice Pirlot
DIW Wochenbericht 5 / 2020

Ein europäischer grüner Deal mit vielen Facetten: Kommentar

2020| Karsten Neuhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1834 / 2019

Can Governments Ban Materials with Large Carbon Footprint? Legal and Administrative Assessment of Product Carbon Requirements

2019| Timo Gerres, Manuel Haussner, Karsten Neuhoff, Alice Pirlot
DIW aktuell 23 / 2019

CO2-Differenzverträge für innovative Klimalösungen in der Industrie

2019| Jörn Richstein, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Wochenbericht 38 / 2019

Ein CO2-Preis – aber wie? Kommentar

2019| Karsten Neuhoff
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Europas Greene Deal bietet große Chancen

In: Frankfurter Rundschau (14.02.2020), S. 10 | Karsten Neuhoff
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Structure, Drivers and Policy Implications of the European Carbon Footprint

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-20] | Richard Wood, Karsten Neuhoff, Dan Moran, Moana Simas, Michael Grubb, Konstantin Stadler
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Impact of Implementing a Consumption Charge on Carbon-Intensive Materials in Europe

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-06-19] | Hector Pollitt, Karsten Neuhoff, Xinru Lin

Building Blocks for a Climate-Neutral European Industrial Sector: Policies to Create Markets for Climate-Friendly Materials to Boost EU Global Competitiveness and Jobs

London: Climate Strategies, 2019, 33 S. | Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Timo Gerres, Manuel Haussner, Roland Ismer, Nils May, Alice Pirlot, Jörn Richstein

Carbon Cost Pass-Through in Industrial Sectors

Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 2019, 24 S.
(Cambridge Working Paper in Economics ; 1988;EPRG Working Paper ; 1935)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Robert A. Ritz



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

Policies for Climate Friendly Basic Materials

Olga Chiappinelli, Karsten Neuhoff
Brüssel, Belgien, 06.12.2018
| EPC Policy Dialogue on “After the 2050 Strategy Review: What Role for European Industry?

Research Projects

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