Dr. Dawud Ansari

Research Associate in the

Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

Research Topics and Working Areas

Dr Dawud Ansari is a researcher 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.


Nature Energy

Rigging economics

2019 | Dawud Ansari
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Simulating the potential of swarm grids for pre-electrified communities–A case study from Yemen

2019 | Martha Hoffmann, Dawud Ansari
DIW Berlin Politikberatung kompakt

Yemen's Solar Revolution: Developments, Challenges, Opportunities

2019 | Dawud Ansari, Claudia Kemfert, Hashem al-Kuhlani
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
DIW Wochenbericht 48 / 2020

Internationale Klimapolitik muss mehr über Perspektiven von Ölproduzenten sprechen: Interview

2020| Dawud Ansari, Erich Wittenberg
DIW Wochenbericht 48 / 2020

Corona-Pandemie und gesunkene Ölpreise setzen Golfstaaten unter Druck

2020| Dawud Ansari, Hella Engerer
DIW aktuell 36 / 2020

Erdölmärkte zwischen Corona-Krise, Preiskrieg und Förderkürzung

2020| Dawud Ansari, Claudia Kemfert
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



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

Scenarios of the Global Fossil Fuel Markets

Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz
Berlin, 12.10.2018
| Sustainable Energy for the Low-Carbon Transformation: Berlin Conference on Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Economics and Policy – BELEC / INFRADAY 2018

Research Projects

Research Project


Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment