The Berlin International Economics Congress

An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics

(Berlin; February 4th - 7th, 2010)

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Head of the department of Energy, Transportation and Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW)

Professor Kemfert is an acclaimed German academic and author on Economics and Climate Change. She is a Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance, and has advised the EU Commission, the World Bank, the UN and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She was recognized as a top scientist by the German Research foundation.

Since April 2009, Dr. Claudia Kemfert is Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG), a private elite university in Berlin. From 2004 to 2009 she was Professor of Environmental Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin.

She is an expert in the areas of energy and climate economics. Claudia Kemfert has published a book in autumn 2008 named “The other climate future – innovation instead of depression”. Claudia Kemfert advises EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso in a "High level Group on Energy" and acts as an external expert for the World Bank, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

Dr. Kemfert got an award from DAAD and was recognised in 2006 as top German Scientist from the German research foundation ("Elf der Wissenschaft 2006"). Dr. Claudia Kemfert is member of the expert commission of Niedersachsen, of the sustainability advisory councils of the state Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Brandenburg (Germany). Alongside this, she acts as scientific advisor of the Austrian Institute of Economics (WIFO), of the Energy Institute at the University of Linz, and of the EUREF Institute in Berlin. She is jury member of “365 places as place of ideas” and “ecoglobe”, prizes initiated by the German president Horst Köhler.