Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

Dr. Roman Mendelevitch

Roman Mendelvitch


Research Interests



  • Energy Resource Markets
  • Electricity Markets
  • Transformation of Energy Systems
  • German Energiewende
  • Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Methods of Operations Research

Room: 1.09
Phone: +49-30-2093-46372
Fax:     +49-30-2093-46361



Academic Career

since 2016   Habilitation project at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic: The Political Economy of Governing Infrastructure and Socio-Technical Pathways
since 2016  

Resource Economics Group
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Economics / Dr. rer. oec.
Technische Universität Berlin


Doctoral student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center
Dept. Energy, Transportation, Environment


Research Associate
Dept. Energy, Transportation, Environment
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

2013-2016   Research Associate
Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP)
Technische Universität Berlin



Industrial Engineering and Management
Technische Universität Berlin, University of Maryland, College Park


Selected Publications

Mendelevitch, Roman, Christian Hauenstein, and Franziska Holz. 2019. “The Death Spiral of Coal in the USA: Will New U.S. Energy Policy Change the Tide?” 1790. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper. Berlin, Germany: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Scherwath, Tim, Ben Wealer, and Roman Mendelevitch. 2019. “Nuclear Decommissioning after the German Nuclear Phase-Out: An Integrated View on New Regulations and Nuclear Logistics.” 1779. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper. Berlin, Germany: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Mendelevitch, Roman, Claudia Kemfert, Pao-Yu Oei, and Christian von Hirschhausen. 2018. “The Electricity Mix in the European Low-Carbon Transformation: Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables.” In Energiewende “Made in Germany,” edited by Christian von Hirschhausen, Clemens Gerbaulet, Claudia Kemfert, Casimir Lorenz, and Pao-Yu Oei, 241–282. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Holz, Franziska, Jonas Egerer, Clemens Gerbaulet, Pao-Yu Oei, Roman Mendelevitch, Anne Neumann, and Christian von Hirschhausen. 2018. “Energy Infrastructures for the Low-Carbon Transformation in Europe.” In Energiewende “Made in Germany,” edited by Christian von Hirschhausen, Clemens Gerbaulet, Claudia Kemfert, Casimir Lorenz, and Pao-Yu Oei, 283–317. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Neetzow, P., Mendelevitch, R. and S. Siddiqui (2018): Modeling coordination between renewables and grid: Policies to mitigate distribution grid constraints using residential PV-battery systems. DIW Discussion Paper 1766. Available at:

Oei, Pao-Yu and Roman Mendelevitch (2018): Prospects for Steam Coal Exporters in the Era of Climate Policies - A Case Study of Colombia. Climate Policy.

Mendelevitch, R. 2018. “Testing Supply-Side Climate Policies for the Global Steam Coal Market – Can They Curb Coal Consumption?” Climatic Change, Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy, 150 (1–2): 57–72.

Richter, Philipp M., Roman Mendelevitch, and Frank Jotzo. 2018. “Coal Taxes as Supply-Side Climate Policy: A Rationale for Major Exporters?” Climatic Change, Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy, 150 (1–2): 43–56.

Assembayeva, M., J. Egerer, R. Mendelevitch, and N. Zhakiyev. 2018. “A Spatial Electricity Market Model for the Power System: The Kazakhstan Case Study.” Energy 149 (April): 762–78.

Mendelevitch, R., and P.-Y. Oei. 2018. “The Impact of Policy Measures on Future Power Generation Portfolio and Infrastructure: A Combined Electricity and CCTS Investment and Dispatch Model (ELCO).” Energy Systems 9 (4):–54.10.1007/s12667-017-0242-z

Kunith, A., R. Mendelevitch, and D. Goehlich (2017): Electrification of a City Bus Network: An Optimization Model for Cost-Effective Placing of Charging Infrastructure and Battery Sizing. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Vol. 11, Iss. 10, 2017.

Assembayeva, A., J. Egerer, R. Mendelevitch and N. Zhakiyev (2017) A Spatial Electricity Market Model for the Power System of Kazakhstan. DIW Berlin, DIW Discussion Paper 1659, Berlin, Germany.

Oei, P.-Y., and R. Mendelevitch. (2016) European Scenarios of CO2 Infrastructure Investment, The Energy Journal Vol. 37 (SI3).

Holz, F., C. Haftendorn, R. Mendelevitch, and C. v. Hirschhausen (2015) The COALMOD-World Model: Coal Markets until 2030, In The Global Coal Market - Supplying the Major Fuel for Emerging Economies, edited by Richard K. Morse and Mark C. Thurber. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Mendelevitch, R (2014) The Role of CO₂-EOR for the Development of a CCTS Infrastructure in the North Sea Region: A Techno-Economic Model and Applications, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 20 (January): 132–59.

Oei, P.-Y., J. Herold, and R. Mendelevitch (2014) Modeling a Carbon Capture, Transport, and Storage Infrastructure for Europe, Environmental Modeling & Assessment 19 (May): 515–31.

Lebenslauf einschließlich Publikationsliste (pdf)



Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Master-level course: Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics (2017-2018, lecture)

Technische Universität Berlin

  • Bachelor- and Master-level course: Methods of Network Engineering (2012-2016, integrated lecture, price for best small lecture Fac. VII, price for exemplary teaching, friends of the TU Berlin)
  • Master- and PhD-level course: Modelling Resource Markets: Advanced Methods of Operations Research (2014-2016, integrated lecture, junior trainer)
  • Guest lectures on Sustainable Transportation, Resources for the Future, Fossil Fuel Markets, Carbon Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage, in TU Summer School (2017-2018)

DIW Graduate Center Berlin

  • Master Class: Advanced Methods of Operations Research (2013-2015, junior trainer)

American University Central Asia (AUCA)

  • Master-level course: Theoretical, experimental and empirical methods to study Socio-Ecological-Technical Systems in Central Asia (2017, integrated lecture)

Hertie School of Governance Berlin

  • Guest lectures on: “Central Asian Power Systems”



Other Activities

  • Co-Managing Editor Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy (EEEP)
  • Reviewer for i.a. Nature Climate Change, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, Advances in Mechanical Engineering
  • Young Scientist ‘BEST PAPER AWARD’ at IEWT, Vienna, 2014
  • Research Internship at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, 2014
  • Invitation to the 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences as a selected young economist from EEA Congress, 2013