Dr. Dawud Ansari

Dr. Dawud Ansari

Visiting scholar in the

Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

Research Topics and Working Areas

Dr Dawud Ansari researches in the group for international resource markets within the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment. Dawud holds a PhD from HU Berlin after previously studying at TU Berlin (best of his year), HU Berlin, and the Johns Hopkins University. Apart from his research at DIW Berlin, he is the director of the NGO "Energy Access and Development Program" (EADP), which provides policy advice and development assistancein for sustainable development in the Middle East. Furthermore, Dawud is an independent consultant and has also more than five years of experience in university teaching (from prep year to PhD programs). Prior to joining DIW Berlin, Dawud had worked for prominent Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) on applied game theory and economics of the Middle East.

As part of applied research projects for national and international bodies, he examines interdisciplinary issues related to energy resources, sustainable development, and the Middle East. This includes, in particular, analyses of current market developments, long-term trends in energy systems as well as political structures and technological progress. Dawud's research uses operations research as well as game theory, simulations, econometrics, case studies, and structured analytic techniques.


Diskussionspapiere 1959 / 2021

What Drives Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen? An Empirical Analysis of the Dynamics of Coalition Airstrikes, Houthi Attacks, and the Oil Market

2021| Dawud Ansari, Mariza Montes de Oca Leon, Helen Schlüter
Diskussionspapiere 1945 / 2021

Communications on Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss with Local Populations: Exploring Best-practices and Postcolonial Moments in Eight Case Studies from across the Globe

2021| Dawud Ansari, Regine Schönenberg, Melissa Abud, Laura Becerra, Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert, Nigel Dudley, Michael Dunlop, Carolina Figueroa, Oscar Guevara, Philipp Hauser, Hannes Hobbie, Mostafa A.R. Hossain, Jean Hugé, Luc Janssens de Bisthoven, Hilde Keunen, Claudia Munera-Roldan, Jan Petzold, Anne-Julie Rochette, Matthew Schmidt, Charlotte Schumann, Sayanti Sengupta, Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Maarten P.M. Vanhove, Carina Wyborn
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic and Low Oil Prices Putting Pressure on the Gulf Countries

2020| Dawud Ansari, Hella Engerer
DIW Wochenbericht 48 / 2020

Stromzugang im Globalen Süden: Dezentrale erneuerbare Energiesysteme bieten echte Alternative

2020| Christian von Hirschhausen, Dawud Ansari, Fabienne Banzer, Raluca Dumitrescu, Georg Heinemann, Claudia Kemfert

Chances and Obstacles to Strengthening the Paris Agreement: The Case of Resource-Rich Countries

Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2021, 15 S.
(Background Paper for the Forum Climate Economics ; 7)
| Karen Pittel, Franziska Holz, Sonja Peterson, Dawud Ansari, Carlo Gallier, Achim Hagen, Marcel Lumkowsky, Donia Mahabadi, Angelika Vogt, Marie-Theres von Schickfus
Weitere Aufsätze

A Nomadic Journey – Simulating the Effect of COVID-19 and Production Shifts on Crude Oil Prices

In: IAEE Energy Forum (2020), Special Issue, S. 90-91 | Dawud Ansari, Claudia Kemfert
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Between Stranded Assets and Green Transformation: Fossil-Fuel-Producing Developing Countries Towards 2055

In: World Development 130 (2020), 104947, 17 S. | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Energy Outlooks Compared: Global and Regional Insights

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (2020), 1, S. 21-42 | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hashem al-Kuhlani
Weitere Aufsätze

Stranded Assets: Conceptually Flawed but Still Relevant?

In: IAEE Energy Forum (2020), 1, S. 9-12 | Dawud Ansari, Ambria Fareed



Chances and Obstacles to Strengthening the Paris Agreement – The Case of Resource-Rich Countries

Franziska Holz, Karen Pittel, Sonja Peterson, Dawud Ansari, Carlo Gallier, Achim Hagen, Marcel Lumkowsky, Donia Mahabadi, Angelika Vogt, Marie-Theres von Schickfus
[Online], 22.06.2021
| Increasing Global Climate Ambition – How to Get Lower-Income Countries and Fossil-Fuel Exporters on Board? 9. Forum Klimaökonomie [Online]

Energy Futures in Europe

Franziska Holz, Dawud Ansari
[Online], 12.05.2020
| Long-Run Scenarios: Webinar, Foresight Centre at the Estonian Parliament

A Comparison of Global Energy Scenarios to 2050

Franziska Holz, Dawud Ansari
Trondheim, Norwegen, 10.09.2019
| Future of Natural Gas: Workshop, NTNU

Future Scenarios of the Energy System: The Role of Fossil Fuel Markets

Franziska Holz, Dawud Ansari
Trondheim, Norwegen, 28.03.2019
| Energy Transition Week 2019, NTNU

Fossil Fuels, Global Energy, and International Policy: Qualitative and quantitative Scenario Forecasting towards 2050

Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hasan Basri Tosun
Washington, DC, USA, 02.11.2018
| 11th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference

Research Projects

Research Project


Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment