Julia Rechlitz is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. She completed her studies in the master of industrial and network economics at the TU Berlin in 2015. She focused on applied microeconomics and energy economics. In her master’s thesis she analyzed the efficiency of German distribution system operators with respect to their ownership structure. Furthermore, she gained experience as student research assistant at the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP) at TU Berlin and as a guest researcher at DIW Berlin.