Professor Dr. Andreas Löschel
Professor

Chair of Microeconomics with a Focus on Energy and Resource Economics

Am Stadtgraben 9
48143 Münster


Phone: +49 (0) 251 - 83 - 25004 (Ulrike Mink)
loeschel@uni-muenster.de

Consultation hours:
by arrangement


Professor Andreas Löschel holds a chair for Energy and Resource Economics at the University of Münster and is Director of the Centre of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM) since 2014. Since 2011, he chairs the Energy Expert Commission of the German Government to monitor the energy transformation.He is also an elected member of the German National Academy of Science and Technology (acatech) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the research project „Energy systems of the future" of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and of the "Research Plattform Energiewende" at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He is Lead Author of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (2014-2017) and served as Lead Author in the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2010-2014). He is an advisor for Aurora Energy Research Limited, Oxford, and since 2016 Fellow member of the CESifo Network.

He was visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2003), Stanford University (2005), ANU (2010, 2011) and Tsinghua University Beijing (2013). Andreas Löschel studied economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Wayne State University and UCLA. He obtained his PhD from the University of Mannheim (2003) and his Habilitation (university teaching credential) in Economics from the University of Oldenburg (2009). 2007-2014 he was head of the department "Environmental and Resource Economics" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and since 2010 Professor of Economics at the University of Heidelberg.

His research interests are in applied microeconomics, energy economics and the economics of climate change. Andreas Löschel advised the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Bank and national ministries in Germany, Switzerland and the UK on environmental, energy and climate change issues. He has published more than 40 articles in journals of the Social Sciences Citation Index like Applied Economics, Ecological Economics, Economica, Economics Letters, Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Public Economics or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The Handelsblatt ranking of German speaking economists lists him consecutively among the Top-100 Economists under 40 (2007-2011). In the Ranking of Economists of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), he is among the 25 most influential economists in Germany (2013-2014).


  • Research focuses

    • Energy Economics and Policy
    • Climate Change Economics
    • Resource Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Simulation Models (esp. Computable General Equilibirum Models)
  • Education

    2010- 2011
    Scholarship of the Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) for a Research Stay at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
    since 06/2009
    Habilitation at University of Oldenburg, Venia Legendi for Economics. Theme of the Habilitation thesis: Sustainability Impact Assessment with Computable General Equilibrium Models. Final Qualification: Dr. rer. pol. habil.
    2005
    Scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung for a Research Stay at the Department of Economics of the Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
    2004
    Award of the Karin-Islinger-Stiftung at the University of Mannheim for the Doctoral Thesis about Climate Change Economics.
    09/2003- 12/2003
    Studies in the "Program on Negotiation" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University, Cambridge (Mass.), USA.
    2000
    German study award of the Körber-Stiftung for the Diploma Thesis about the Future of the Pension System (First Price).
    1998- 2003
    PhD at University of Mannheim after doctoral studies at the Graduiertenkolleg "Energy and Ressource Economics" of the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Conrad (University of Mannheim). Doctoral Thesis: Economic Impacts of Climate Change Policy. Final Degree: Dr. rer. pol. (Evaluation: summa cum laude).
    1998- 2001
    Doctoral Scholarship of the German Research Foundation.
    1998
    Honorary Award for the best Diploma Examination at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
    1995- 1998
    Scholarship of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung (General Support).
    09/1994- 05/1995
    Integrated Foreign Studies of Economics at the Wayne State University, Detroit, USA. Final Qualification: Master of Arts.
    08/1993- 09/1993
    Summer School at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA.
    11/1992- 10/1998
    Studied Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Spezialization Module: Statistics and Econometrics. Diploma Thesis external at the Deutsche Bank Research: Vom Umlage- zum Kapitaldeckungsverfahren in der Gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung.
    09/1982- 07/1991
    Reichsstadt-High-School in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
  • Positions

    2017
    Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford.
    since 2016
    CESifo Research Network Fellow, CESifo, München.
    since 2016
    Scientific Head of the Research Team Smart Energy NRW (initiated by the NRW-Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia)
    since 2016
    Member of the Advisory Board of the MEET Battery Research Centre (Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology) at the University of Münster.
    since 2016
    Director of the Central Institute for Spatial Planning at the University of Münster.
    since 2016
    Speaker of the Department Economics of the Business School of the University of Münster.
    since 2016
    Chair of the Examination Board of the Master Programme Energy Industry (Double Degree of the University of Münster and the RWTH Aachen at the House of Technology in Essen).
    since 2016
    Elected Deputy Member of the Faculty Council of the Business School at the University of Münster
    since 2015
    Scientific Head of the Master Programme Energy Economy (Double-Degree of the University Münster and the RWTH Aachen at the Haus der Technik in Essen).
    since 2015
    Advisor of Aurora Energy Research Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom.
    since 2015
    Excellence Professorship of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (High-end Foreign Experts of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs SAFEA).
    2015
    Portrait in the Economists-Series of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, "24 german Economist that matter", "Der Gerechte".
    since 03/2015
    Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Economics, Universität Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    since 2014
    Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim.
    2014
    Ranking of Economists of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) of the most influential Economists in Germany (Place 22).
    since 07/2014
    W3-Professorship for Microeconomics with an emphasis on Energy and Resource Economics, Centre of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM), at the Westfälischen Wilhelms-University of Münster.
    since 07/2014
    Director of the Centre of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM)
    since 2013
    Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.
    since 2013
    Research Associate at the University Vigo und Economics for Energy, Madrid/Vigo, Spain.
    2013
    Ranking of most influential Economists of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) (Place: 25)
    08/2013
    Visiting Scholar at the University Vigo and Economics for Energy, Madrid/Vigo, Spain.
    04/2013
    Senior Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Energy, Environment & Economy, Tsinghua University, Peking, China.
    since 10/2011
    Chair of the Energy Expert Commission of the German Government to monitor the energy transformation.
    10/2011
    Visiting Scholar at the Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
    since 2010
    Research Associate, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
    10/2010- 06/2014
    W3-Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre mit dem Schwerpunkt Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik, Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschafswissenschaften, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.
    10/2010- 11/2010
    Visiting Scholar at the Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
    09/2010
    Visiting Scholar in the Economist Visitors Program, European Commission (General Directorate Companies and Industry), Brüssel.
    06/2009- 09/2010
    Private Lecturer at the University of Oldenburg.
    2007- 2011
    Handelsblatt ranking of German speaking economists: Top-100 Economists under 40 (2011: place 74; 2010: place 63; 2008: place 55; 2007: place 74); Top-100 Overseas Economists (2007: place 89); Top-100 Overseas Economists since 2003 (2007: place 86).
    08/2007- 06/2014
    Head of the department "Environmental and Resource Economics" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (about 24 full-time jobs)
    09/2006- 08/2007
    Visiting Scholar for Economics at the University of Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.
    since 2005
    Senior Researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim.
    10/2005- 07/2007
    PhD Candidate at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Sevilla, Spain.
    05/2005- 07/2005
    Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
    05/2004
    Visiting Scholar at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.), USA.
    since 2003
    Research Collaborator at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.), USA.
    08/2003- 12/2003
    Visiting Scholar at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.), USA.
    12/1999- 08/2005
    PhD Candidate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim.
    10/1998- 07/2003
    Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Environment Economy, University of Heidelberg.
  • External functions

    2017- 2019
    Mitglied der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Niedersachsen
    since 2016
    Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal „Climate Policy”.
    2016
    Cooptation to the German National Academy of Science and Technology (acatech).
    2016
    Appointment to the Scientific Commission for the state of Lower Sxony by the Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony
    2014- 2017
    Lead Author of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Local Assessment: Climate and Energy in Europe).
    2014
    Member in the expert group of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the Preparation of a China-Strategy.
    since 2013
    Member of the Board of Trustees of the research project „Energy systems of the future" of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
    since 2013
    Memeber of the "Research Plattform Energiewende" at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
    since 2013
    Member in the Working Group for ecological issues of the Commission for social issues of the German Bishops Conference.
    since 2013
    Co-Editor of the electronic magazine "Economics" (SSCI).
    since 2013
    Member of the scientific advisory board of the Journal "et - Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen".
    since 2012
    Memeber of the Scientific Board of the Climate Economics Chair, Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France.
    2012
    Memeber of the german Delegation at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), MEPC 64, London, United Kingdom.
    since 2011
    Founding Member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) of the University of Heidelberg.
    2011- 2016
    Member of the Steering Group of the Helmholtz Allianz "ENERGY-TRANS: Future Infrastructure of Energy Supply".
    2010- 2014
    Lead Author in the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Chapter 6 "Assessing Transformation Pathways").
    2010- 2014
    Senior Member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) of the University of Mannheim and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).
    2010- 2014
    Memeber in the EU-Steering Group of the Leibniz Gemeinschaft (WGL) (as Agent of Section B - Economics and Social Sciences, Spatial Science).
    since 2007
    Participation at the World Climate Conference: Member of the Delegation of the European Union in Bali, Indonesien (2007); Presentations at the Side Events of the European Comission in Posznan, Polen (2008), Barcelona, Spanien (2009), Kopenhagen, Dänemark (2009), Durban, Südafrika (2011) and Warschau, Polen (2013).
    since 2006
    Member in the Committee for Environmental and Resource Economics of the German Economic Association
    since 2002
    Participation at the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) of the Stanford University in the course of the Studies "Multi-Gas Mitigation and Climate Change" (EMF 21) (2002-2004), "Climate Change Scenarios: U.S. Domestic and International Policy Architectures" (EMF 22) (2004-2009) and "Technology Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation" (EMF 24) (2010-2013).
  • Appointments

    2015
    Professor of Excellence for the Chinese State Council (High-end Foreign Experts of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs SAFEA)
    07/2014
    W3-Professor for Microeconomics with a focus on Enegy & Resource Economics, Centre for Applied Econonomics Research Münster (CAWM), at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
    2013
    Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China
    10/2010
    W3-Professor for Economics with a focus on Environmental & Resource Economics, Alfred-Weber Institute for Economics & Business, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
    09/2006
    Guest Professor for Eonomics at the University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain