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A complete list of all kind of publications can be found on our 
Publication page

Individual publications are listed on the person pages of the researches.

Main Research Topics

  • Measurement of energy efficiency based on economic foundations
  • Analysis of the economic impact of energy policy instruments
  • Productivity and efficiency analysis
  • Regulation of “natural monopolies” (industries, usually utilities)
  • Competitiveness of hydro-electric power plants
  • Empirical analysis of the energy demand

Ongoing Research Projects

  • European Commission - Horizon 2020 Energy (PENNY): Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency.
  • Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE): Underlying energy efficiency and technological change in the Swiss household sector.
  • Swiss Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition (SCCER-CREST), WP2.1 "Analysis of socio-economic determinants of adoption of efficient technologies in Switzerland".
  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI): Economic impact evaluation of integrated ragweed management.
  • Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN): Impact assessment of river restoration in Switzerland.

Research Seminars

We organize a joint CER-ETH & CEPE research seminar in Energy, Environmental & Resource Economics on Fridays where internationally known researchers present their work.

In addition, there is the CER-ETH research seminar on Mondays.

There is also an internal D-MTEC PhD Seminar Series on Thursdays. Purpose of this seminar is to give Phd students the opportunity to present outlines, progress or individual problems related to their phd thesis.

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