Report of November 27, 2014
Prof. Dr. Steven A. Gabriel, Research Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), was awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation in late 2014. Prof. Gabriel is Full Professor for Operations Research at the University of Maryland (USA) and has been a Research Professor at DIW Berlin since 2008. He is a well-known expert in the field of equilibrium modeling of energy markets in which he has been the leader author for the first and only textbook on this subject using complementarity modeling addition to being author or co-author on numerous research articles. In his truly interdisciplinary research he combines his applied mathematics (Operations Research) expertise with economic analyses. His long-standing collaboration with the research group Resource Markets in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment has focused on the modeling of natural gas and electricity markets. He also taught in the DIW Graduate Center several times. Prof. Gabriel will combine his Humboldt Research Award with several research stays at DIW Berlin in summer 2015, part of winter 2015/2016, and summer 2016.