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Claudia Kemfert

Created: 5/9/2001
Updated: 12/15/2011
Visits: 3,428
Dr. Claudia Kemfert
Professor Economics, Director of Department

Hertie School of Governance; German Institute of Economic Research
Mohrenstrasse 58
Berlin, Germany 10117
+49 30 89789 663 (ph)
+49 30 89789113 (fx)

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert is Professor of Energy Economics at Humboldt University of Berlin and Head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies.

Claudia Kemfert advises EU president José Manuel Barroso in a "High level Group on Energy", and she acts as an external expert for the World bank, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). She got an award from DAAD and was honoured in 2006 as top German Scientist from the German research foundation ("Elf der Wissenschaft 2006"). Claudia Kemfert is member of the expert commission of Niedersachsen, of the sustainability advisory councils of the state Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Brandenburg (Germany). Besides she acts as scientific advisor of the Austrian Institute of Economics (WIFO) and of the Energy Institute at University of Linz, and she is member of the editorial board of Energy Economics, Gaia and Energy Efficiency.

Claudia Kemfert studied economics at Oldenburg, Bielefeld (Germany) and Stanford University (USA). Claudia Kemfert worked for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) (Italy) and Stuttgart University (Institute for Rational Energy Use). She gave lectures at the universities of St. Petersburg (2003/04), Moscow (2000/01) und Siena (1998, 2002/03). Claudia Kemfert was Associate Professor and headed a PhD research group at Oldenburg University. She was the first associate professor in Germany who got a tenured professor position. She is project manager of diverse research projects about environmental and energy policy strategies, and she is engaged in different networks like the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) at Stanford University.

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