Projects of the Research Unit Environmental and Climate Economics

Abgeschlossene Projekte

  1. Project // 01.04.2012 – 31.03.2016

    Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe

    The objective of this 4-year project is to provide the analytical basis for a socio-ecological transition in Europe: the change to a new growth path with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as is envisaged in…

  2. Project // 01.03.2012 – 31.12.2015

    The Relevance of Voluntary Efforts and Fairness Preferences for the Success of International Climate Policy: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis at the Individual Level

    This research project aimed to highlight the relevance of fairness-concepts within the population and to analyze the determinants of voluntary contributions to climate protection, so as to deepen and advance…

  3. Project // 01.11.2011 – 31.12.2012

    Eco-Innovation and the Competitiveness of EU Industry

    The economic literature has identified environmental regulation as a key driver of environmental- and sustainable technology invention and innovation. The European Community has committed itself to reduce its…

  4. Project // 01.10.2011 – 31.05.2013

    Reducing CO2 Emissions from Ships – Implications of a Regional Market-Based Instrument for the EU

    In its “Europe 2020” strategy, the European Union (EU) has committed itself to ambitious climate action. In this spirit the EU envisages inter alia the implementation of mechanisms reducing carbon emissions of…

  5. Project // 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2016

    Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands. Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility

    Greater efficiency and a substantial proportion of energy from renewable sources are the main properties of Germany’s new path towards sustainable energy. This transition requires a fundamental change of both…

  6. Project // 01.09.2011 – 30.11.2014

    Climate Policy and the Growth Pattern of Nations

    Within the last few years, the impact of governmental greenhouse gas emission control regulation on national competitiveness and growth potentials faced increasing interest among economists. The main concern is…

  7. Project // 01.09.2011 – 31.12.2012

    Capacity Markets and Security of Supply in Liberalised Electricity Markets

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  8. Project // 01.08.2011 – 30.05.2012

    A Concept for Monitoring Energy Policy Achievements

    With its election, the Federal Government of Germany has formulated its firm intention to develop a long-term strategy for the future energy supply. The energy concept of autumn 2010 and the changes made to it…

  9. Project // 01.08.2011 – 31.08.2012

    Microeconomic Foundation of EU Emissions Allowances Trading

    The goal of the project was to evaluate the firm specific costs of greenhouse gas regulation that stems from the EU emissions trading scheme. By doing so, the focus was on special firm characteristics that…