Michael Schock is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute, where he focuses on issues of environmental economics and consumer behavior. He supports Ecologic Institute's economic analyses within numerous projects involving sustainability indicators, focus groups, surveys and statistical analyses. He is a native German speaker and is fluent in English.
Michael Schock researches sustainable transition pathways on a city level based on technological changes and behavioral changes in society. He focuses specifically on citizen participation processes for the European research project Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO), funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program (FP7). In addition he works for the showcase Region (Modellregion) Schwerin, asking how the Internet of Things and Services can contribute in different infrastructures creating positive impacts for the environment.
He worked for the Master Plan 100% Climate Protection Communities project, supervised by the development of the German National Climate Protection Initiative (NKI) and contributed to an evaluation of the German NKI and has worked on a project addressing consumer preferences for smart homes. Within the project "Green Finance - Strategien und Instrumente zur Finanzierung des ökologischen Modernisierungsprozesses", Michael Schock investigates options on how the necessary investments for the Green Transformation can be activated. He assisted in evaluating the implementation of auctions in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt), and worked on Ecosystem Services for the EU Directorate-General Research & Innovation research project, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in the EU's Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories (NetBiome-CSA). Prior to this, he worked on projects about Green indicators, like NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators (NETGREEN) for the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation and on the indicator-based environmental reporting project of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). In addition, he updated and enhanced an Excel-Tool for the Valuation of the Impacts of Environmental Policies for UBA.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Michael Schock worked in market research and financial accounting and controlling.
Michael Schock obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2013, where he also minored in psychology and computer science. His main focus was business ethics. In 2002, he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the Nürtingen-Geislingen University in Germany.