Philipp Voß has worked at Ecologic Institute since November 2016 as a Transatlantic Fellow in the fields of climate and energy policy. His work focuses on the economic aspects of climate policy instruments and on the transformation of the German and the EU energy system. Philipp Voß works in English and German and has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Philipp Voß currently works on projects relating to the EU energy and climate goals and in particular on the EU ETS. In preparation of the revision of Directive 2003/87/EG (EU Emissions Trading Directive), he performs a comparative analysis of carbon constraints in the EU industrial sectors and in its main industrial trading partners. At the same time, he is also analyzing the compatibility of the EU 2030/2050 goals with global emission budgets. In the field of decarbonization, he was involved in the projects Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) and Decarbonisation and Energy Resilience in the EU. He also organized a ten-day Climate Change Summer School for Journalists, which was funded by the Federal Foreign Office.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Philipp Voß worked as a graduate assistant at the German Development Institute (GDI). Within the project Klimalog – Research and Dialogue for a Climate-Smart and Just Transformation, he assisted in the development of the NDC Content Explorer, did PR work for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris and co-organized the 2016 Berlin Conference on Transformative Global Climate Governance "après Paris". During another occupation as a graduate assistant at the ewi Energy Research and Scenarios (ewi ER&S), Philipp Voß supported the Project "Förderinitiative Energiespeicher", where, among other things, he contributed to a study on sustainable vehicle drivers. In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he did an internship at Institute for Economic Policy (IWP), where he published a regulative comment on the backloading of emission allowances. Moreover, he designed and carried out a prisoner's dilemma experiment during a lecture on new political economy.
Philipp Voß completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in economics at the University of Cologne (Germany) and spent a semester abroad at University of Seoul in Korea. In his Bachelor's thesis, he analyzed the consequences of including aviation in the European Emission Trading Scheme. In his Master's thesis, he developed a game theoretic model to analyze strategic investments in the global natural gas infrastructure.