Andreas Prahl is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute in the field of energy and climate. His research focuses on economic evaluation of policy instruments, in particular in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy. He works in German and English and has a good knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Andreas currently supports Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing in his work with the German energy transition expert commission, analyzing the progress of the German energy transition on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Moreover, Andreas Prahl is assessing Climate and Energy Policies in the Context of the European Semester and the Energy Union, for the European Commission's Directorate-General Climate Action. He furthermore coordinates Ecologic Institute's work on the Horizon 2020 research project multEE, which deals with multi-level governance of energy efficiency.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Andreas Prahl worked as a researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). He was part of a team that developed economic models to assess the value added and employment impacts of renewable energy expansion and building refurbishments. The models were utilized in several studies for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as for other public and private institutions.
Andreas Prahl earned his Master of Science in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. His Master's thesis analyzed the effects of climate change policies, such as the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme and Emissions Performance Standards, on material use in automobile manufacturing and the resulting impacts on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles. Prior to that, he studied Economic Sciences at Berlin School of Economics and Law. In his diploma thesis he researched the formation of capital market bubbles, which he analyzed from a post-Keynesian and behavioral economic perspective.