Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

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Further Cooperation and Appointments


The Resource Economics Group at HU Berlin is a cooperation partner of the research group CoalExit at TU Berlin. CoalExit is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research group which brings together scholars from TU Berlin, HU Berlin , the Hertie School of Governance, and DIW Berlin. Prof. Klaus Eisenack and Dr. Roman Mendelevitch are advisors and co-authors of the research group CoalExit. The research group is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in its funding line "Global Change" for 4+1 years, starting in October 2017.

The main aim of the research project CoalExit is to design a socially acceptable framework for the upcoming coal phase-out in Germany. This effort is based on findings from past transitions, continuous feedback from stakeholders, institutional policy analysis, legal aspects and quantitative modeling of the European electricity sector including employment effects.

Moreover, the research group works on the international dimension. It analyzes potential coal transition scenarios in other coal-rich countries, i.e. China, Colombia, India, and South Africa. It investigates the implications on the global coal market and the interdependence with other fossil fuel markets. The Resource Economics Group will contribute to this research with its expertise in modeling international resource markets, in particular steam coal markets, and its experience in institutional analysis and stakeholder dialog.








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