Projects of the Research Unit Environmental and Climate Economics

Abgeschlossene Projekte

  1. Project // 01.04.2018 – 31.12.2019

    Effects of Fossil Fuel Fired Power Production on Local Air Pollution

    In this project we study the effects of emissions from power production with fossil fuels on the locally measured concentration of air pollutants.

  2. Project // 01.04.2018 – 30.09.2022

    Ex-Post Evaluation of Benefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation

    This project aims on a comprehensive ex-post evaluation of selected environmental regulations. It addresses costs and benefits on the level of individual firms as well as in terms of environmental effects. To this…

  3. Project // 01.02.2018 – 31.12.2021

    Direct, Indirect, Psychological, and Macro-economic Rebound Effects (LICENSE)

    As recent contributions to consumer research and social psychology demonstrate, it would clearly not suffice to analyze the rebound effect exclusively from an economic perspective. Rather, psychological factors…

  4. Project // 15.09.2017 – 30.04.2019

    Empirical Estimation of Electricity Demand Elasticities for Different Customer Groups in Switzerland and Implications for Energy Policies

    The research project investigates price elasticities of electricity demand in Switzerland. Hourly demand elasticities are derived for Switzerland using consumption data on canton level. Special focus is put on the…

  5. Project // 01.08.2017 – 30.04.2019

    Incentive power and sustainability of different incentive regulation regimes in German electricity distribution

    The project "Incentive power and sustainability of different incentive regulation regimes in German electricity distribution" deals with the development of electricity distribution grids, which are an important…

  6. Project // 01.06. – 31.12.2017

    Perspectives of Citizens' Participation in Climate Policy under Consideration of Distributive Effects

    In the project BuergEN, the affordability of energy services for German households is examined empirically. In addition, the effect of energy efficiency improvements of household appliances on the long-term…

  7. Project // 01.04.2017 – 28.02.2019

    Evaluation of Tax Incentives 2017

    The benefits and effectiveness of tax incentives must be proven in the same way as direct subsidies. Economic relevance, efficiency, transparency and sustainability are further criteria in which tax reliefs…

  8. Project // 01.04.2017 – 31.05.2019

    Adaptation Strategies and Policy Implementation for Sharing Responsibility in Managing Mountain Hazards (SHARED)

    Extreme hydrological events, such as those which recently occurred in Austria, Switzerland and Germany have focused the attention of the European community on the vulnerability to natural hazards. In the same…

  9. Project // 01.03.2017 – 30.06.2018

    Innovation Behaviour and Essential Property Rights under an International Environmental Agreement

    The Montreal Protocol is widely regarded as one of the most successful international environmental agreements. Despite its recognized success in fighting the ozone hole, there have been also some concerns related…