Energy Economics and Social Analysis

Our research focuses on macroeconomic and social impacts of the energy system.

Main research

The research department Energy Economics and Social Analysis focuses on macroeconomic and social impacts of changes in the energy system. We focus on strategies for energy and climate protection with regard to:

  • their development, assessment and implementation, and
  • associated questions of behaviour, acceptance and distribution.

Our main research work is covered by two teams. For more information on our work or if you are interested in a joint research project, please contact us.

Research groups

We work on improving the representation of various actors and their behaviour in energy system models, including analysing the determinants of energy demand and a special focus on energy poverty.

We work on the interaction between the energy system und macroeconomy by using the technology-based applied General Equilibrium model, NEWAGE.

We work on the topic of integrated assessment and external costs of technology systems, especially energy and transport systems. Our research focuses on determining efficient strategies for environmental and health protection in accordance with the guiding principles of welfare optimization and sustainable development.

Head of department and team

This image shows Ulrich Fahl

Ulrich Fahl

Dr. rer. pol.

Head of Research Department



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