Lukas is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center since October 2021. He obtained his B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (major) and business (minor) from Leuphana University Lüneburg and his M.Sc. in Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt University Berlin.
Lukas´ research interests lie in the fields of climate economics and -policy, game theory, modeling, and policy analysis. In his thesis, Lukas evaluated the political feasibility of climate policy levels in democratic elections if voters are heterogeneous in age and an intrinsic climate policy preference, while elections depend on at least to policy dimensions. Thereby, he applied the game-theoretic concept of Party Unanimity Nash Equilibrium developed by Roemer 2006.
During his graduate studies, Lukas worked as a research assistant at the Resource economics group of Humboldt University Berlin, where he gained insights into in the field of experimental economics on International Climate Agreements and helped organizing the annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) for both 2020 and 2021.