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 include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

To stay informed about upcoming presentations, please sign up for the seminar’s mailing list via this form. Seminar sessions will usually be held as a hybrid event on Monday afternoons from 05:15 to 06:30 pm (CEST). To join in person, just come to the room O 129 (i.e., in the castle, building Ostflügel, level 1, room 29). To join virtually, please register in advance using the link we send along with each talk announcement

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 Amadeus Bach (MISES), Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES). In case of questions and suggestions, please contact Ekaterina Savchenko (esavchen

Upcoming Talks

Marshall Burke
Stanford University

Monday, December 5, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)

Past Talks

Thorsten Sellhorn
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Paris-Aligned IFRS Financial Statements
Monday, September 19, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CEST)

Jens Burchardt
Boston Consulting Group

Navigating the road to net zero – in an energy crisis
Monday, October 10, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CEST)

Jody Grewal
University of Toronto

The Effect of Mandatory Carbon Reporting on Greenwashing
Monday, October 17, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CEST)

Bjarne Steffen
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Effective policy interventions to decarbonize the global road freight sector
Monday, October 24, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CEST)
Location: room O 129 and Zoom, register here

Julian Kölbel 
University of St. Gallen

Who Pays for Sustainability? An Analysis of Sustainability-Linked Bonds
Monday, October 31, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)
Location: Zoom, register here

Erin Mansur
Dartmouth College

Decarbonization and Electrification in the Long Run
Monday, November 7, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)
Location: room O 129 and Zoom, register here

Koichiro Ito
University of Chicago

The Dynamic Impact of Market Integration: Evidence from Renewable Energy Expansion in Chile
Monday, November 14, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)
Location: Zoom, register here

Saori Dubourg

Energy transformation for the chemical industry – challenges and approaches on the path to net zero
, November 23, 2022 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)
Location: room O 131 and Zoom, register here