Andreas Löschel, Prof.
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).