Welcome to the Chair of Microeconomics with a Focus on Energy and Resource Economics

The energy transition is going to change the framework of the German energy system fundamentally. The primary goal thereby is to mitigate climate change, which demands a reduction in the usage of fossil fuels. The Chair for Energy & Resource EconomicS (CERES) deals with the economic analysis of regulation in energy, climate and resource politics. Main analytic instruments are the use of numerical simulation models (esp. CGE models),  as well as experimental and econometric methods, to quantitatively estimate and evaluate the welfare effects of political interventions. Next to research and teaching, the chair is engaged in science-based policy-consultancy.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

Join our Bachelor and Master seminars (winter term 2018-2019)

Economics and Philosophy of Happiness is the overarching theme in the upcoming Master seminar (winter term 2018-2019). The course will be held by Prof Dr Andreas Löschel and Prof Dr Georg Zenkert. The Bachelor seminar will provide essential principles in Environmental Economics (particularly related to Energy Efficiency Policy). Topics and further information can be found in the PDFs attached.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

Prof Andreas Löschel will contribute as a Lead Author to IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (2018-2022)

Prof Löschel will take over the important function of being Lead Author of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  Together with colleagues from all over the world Prof Löschel will summarize the global state of knowledge on climate change. The report will be published in 2021/2022. Its results will also play an important role in implementing the Paris Agreement of 2015.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

WWU Münster Prof Löschel’s commentary in Nature Climate Change on China’s market-based ambitions to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

China’s climate pledge as part of the Paris Agreement is to reduce the CO2 emissions intensity of the economy and to stop the rise in absolute CO2 emissions. To date, China has used a mix of different policy instruments relying mainly on direct state interventions. At the same time, there has been a broader drive towards greater “marketization” of China’s economy and the introduction of a market-based climate policy instruments should be seen in this context.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

“Welcome to our team!, Luciana Puebla Rentería”

Alexander von Humboldt Awardee joins CERES for one year

Luciana Puebla Rentería, research fellow at CEDES (Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Mexico) and recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship joins our team for one year. Her visit in Germany started in January 2018 with a two-month intensive language course in Bonn and a one-month introductory seminar for Humboldt Research Fellows in different German cities (Bonn, Osnabrück, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Bremen). Until February 2019, she will work under the supervision of Prof Löschel and with his team on topics related to climate change.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

Join our Bachelor and Master seminars (summer term 2018)

Climate Policy in China is the overarching theme in the upcoming Bachelor seminar (summer term 2018). The course will be held by Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel and Prof. Dr. Chu Wei. In the Master seminar Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel and Prof. Dr. em. Malte Faber will teach on Foundations in Ecological Economics. Topics and further information can be found in the PDFs attached.

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Oliver Kaltenegger

Call for papers - 8th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics

Economics of Energy, Spain, the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), Switzerland and the University of Munster, Germany invite participation and submission of papers in 8th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics (AWEEE). The workshop, to be held on June 21-22, 2018 in A Toxa, Galicia (Spain), brings together researchers to present their recent theoretical and applied papers in energy and environmental economics.

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Call for papers - Beijing Energy Conference 2018

After the successful Munster Energy Conference 2016, the School of Economics at Renmin University of China (RUC), University of Munster, Germany (WWM) and Kyushu University, Japan (KU), together with the China Economic Review (CER), invite participation and submission in Beijing Energy Conference 2018. The theme of this conference is “Energy Demand in Emerging and Developing Economies”.

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