Decarbonization Seminar

The Decarbonization Seminar hosts speakers and participants from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. Topics covered include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

Seminar sessions are usually held on Monday afternoons between 4.00 pm and 5.15 pm CET and hosted as a virtual event online in a workshop-style format. To stay informed about upcoming presentations, please sign up for the seminar’s mailing list via this form. Registration links for the individual seminar events are distributed via this mailing list.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The organizing team is comprised of Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES). In case of questions and suggestions, please contact Ekaterina Savchenko (esavchen


Upcoming Seminars

Distributed Effects of Climate Policy: A Machine Learning Approach

Christopher Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, February 22, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

The Distributional Impacts of Real-Time Pricing in the Spanish Residential Electricity Market

Mar Reguant, Northwestern University
Monday, March 8, 2021 – 01:30 – 02:45 PM (CET)

Environmental justice and climate, air pollution, and economics of decisions in the U.S. power sector

Inês Azevedo, Stanford University
Monday, March 22, 2021 – 06:00 – 07:15 PM (CET)

Corporate Sustainability: A Strategy?

Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School
Monday, March 29, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

Deregulation, Market Power, and Prices: Evidence from the Electricity Sector

Ignacia Mercadal, Columbia University
Monday, April 19, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient?

Arthur van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, May 3, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

Title pending

Matti Liski, Aalto University of Helsinki
Monday, May 17, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

To be Announced

To be Announced
Monday, May 31, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)

Title pending

Steven Puller, Texas A&M University
Monday, June 14, 2021 – 04:00 – 05:15 PM (CET)