Andreas Löschel

Andreas Löschel
Ruhr-Universität Bochum | RUB · Faculty of Management and Economics

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Additional affiliations
July 2014 - present
University of Münster
Position
  • Professor (Full)
November 2010 - June 2014
Universität Heidelberg
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  • Professor (Full)
September 2007 - June 2014
ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (247)
Technical Report
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Conflicting societal goals can lead to national and local policies that are at odds with each other. National policies promoting the adoption of solar photovoltaics may be counteracted by local policies defining the aesthetics of the built environment. As solar photovoltaic energy approaches grid parity globally, non-pecuniary barriers to the adopt...
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Consumer behavior in terms of regular searching for and switching between suppliers is key to induce competition in markets and to increase efficiency. In the electricity market, though, we observe very little switching activity. One way to engage consumers may be to automate the choice of the contract. However, little is known about the determinan...
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Sanctions and their effectiveness are at the centre of the discussion about an appropriate response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. At the latest since the atrocities of the war became evident and payment for gas supplies in roubles was brought into play, voices calling for a natural gas embargo have been growing. In the discussion a...
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Der Import von Wasserstoff sowie Syntheseprodukten von Wasserstoff wie Methanol und Ammoniak bildet eine wesentliche Säule der nationalen und der EU-Wasserstoffstrategie. Die meisten Studien gehen von künftigen Importanteilen nach Deutschland und in die EU von über 50% aus (siehe Wietschel et al. 2021b). Politische Maßnahmen wie eine staatliche För...
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Motivating individuals to engage in transformative behaviors aimed to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change seizes to be a large challenge of environmental social science. In particular, in remains unclear how to best promote the uptake of novel, digital technologies when it comes to efficient energy management. To contribute to this chall...
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We conduct a field experiment with the visitors of the German Catholic Convention in Münster, Germany. We aim to investigate the effect of the announced attitude of a Catholic institution concerning climate protection efforts, of the salience of people's religious identity and of the corresponding interaction on people's willingness to donate for c...
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A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: Belt and Road Initiative CO 2 emissions Prospective analysis Multi-region structural decomposition analysis A B S T R A C T The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has promoted economic growth of participating countries while giving rise to profound environmental consequences. To steer the BRI towards a low-carbon and gre...
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Energy consumption for residential space heating has experienced a dramatic increase, driven by continuous income growth and demand for thermal comfort. Technology innovation, demand-side management, and system transition have been promoted to meet these needs while reducing negative impacts on the environment and public health. This special issue...
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The rapid uptake of renewable energy sources requires new forms of flexibility in electricity systems, including a more responsive demand-side. The social acceptability, scale and economic value of flexible demand remain subjects of conjecture. In this paper we inform this debate with a multi-methods approach using three instruments: surveys, obser...
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A rapid coal phase-out is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but is hindered by serious challenges ranging from vested interests to the risks of social disruption. To understand how to organize a global coal phase-out, it is crucial to go beyond cost-effective climate mitigation scenarios and learn from the experience of previous coal...
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Despite the importance of evaluating all mitigation options to inform policy decisions addressing climate change, a comprehensive analysis of household-scale interventions and their emissions reduction potential is missing. Here, we address this gap for interventions aimed at changing individual households’ use of existing equipment, such as moneta...
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Green hydrogen holds promise as a zero-carbon energy carrier if production costs fall low enough to achieve cost-competitiveness with alternatives. We specify reduced-form marginal effect relationships that capture the underlying dynamics of existing structural models of hydrogen production via electrolysis. These specifications provide the margina...
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This special issue aims to focus on the impact of the emerging digital technologies on the sustainability of energy systems, and consequently the needs for policy measures to provide an appropriate regulatory framework and confront associated unintended challenges. Different and innovative methodological approaches are encouraged. The content of th...
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The intermittency of energy billing may give rise to different biases or misperceptions, such that household energy demand deviates from its true optimum. This study investigates such deviations by linking variation in present-biased preferences and energy price beliefs to variation in energy consumed. Using both a survey and incentivized experimen...
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This session will discuss risks and opportunities for firms, organisations, communities and other actors in the transition to net-zero.
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We analyse global carbon price trajectories from integrated assessment studies of 2 °C and below compatible emission pathways based on a new scenario ensemble that has been made publicly available together with other relevant data sets in the IAMC 1.5°C Scenario Explorer.We complement and extent the findings of the initial study on carbon price var...
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The Conference of the Parties (COP) has proven a valuable outlet to advance the climate agenda. The combination of high media coverage, extremely high expectations, and unanimity rules has, however, started to limit its effectiveness. Technical issues can legitimately require years to be addressed. Delays on such issues should not lead society to i...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is emerging from the wide application of digital technology worldwide (Schwab, 2017). Several major countries are pursuing national strategies to steer and lead the global digitalization wave. For example, Germany and the U.S. have proposed Industry 4.0 to promote the digital-enabled transformation of traditional ma...
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Die vorliegende Stellungnahme der Expertenkommission zum Monitoring-Prozess „Energie der Zukunft“ kommentiert den achten Monitoring-Bericht zur Energiewende der Bundesregierung für die Berichtsjahre 2018 und 2019. Die Stellungnahme bezieht sich auf den Entwurf des achten Monitoring-Berichts, welcher der Expertenkommission im Dezember 2020 vom Bunde...
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Despite the importance of evaluating all mitigation options so as to inform policy decisions addressing climate change, a systematic analysis of household-scale interventions to reduce carbon emissions is missing. Here, we address this gap through a state-of-the-art machine-learning assisted meta-analysis to comparatively assess the effectiveness o...
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Emissions trading systems have been increasingly adopted by jurisdictions across the globe to facilitate the low carbon energy and economic transformation. Serving as an instrument to price greenhouse gas emissions generated in a variety of economic activities, emissions trading systems are reshaping producer behavior, consumer demand, and the futu...
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The Conference of the Parties (COP) has proven a valuable outlet to advance the climate agenda. The combination of high media coverage, extremely high expectations set by influential environmentalists, and unanimity rules has, however, started to limit its effectiveness. Technical issues can legitimately require years to be addressed. Delays on suc...
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The growing and transiting global value chains (GVCs) have largely reshaped the economic landscape as well as CO2 emissions of countries. Decoupling GVCs from emissions is essential to achieving the global climate goal. A fundamental question is to understand the changing role of GVCs in global CO2 emissions. To this end, we propose a multi-region...
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We review the state-of-the-art and common practice of climate and energy modeling vis-á-vis the rebound literature. In particular, we study how energy system and economy-wide models include and quantify rebound effects—the gap between actual and expected saving or the behavioral adjustment in response to an energy efficiency improvement, in terms o...
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We have collected data from a world-wide survey among COP delegates to empirically investigate preferences for certain burden sharing rules among key groups in a setting that reflects the possibility of observing concessions from negotiating partners. In our survey, the participants had the opportunity to select and combine up to eight (pre-defined...
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Phasing out coal requires expanding the notion of a ‘just transition’ and a roadmap that specifies the sequence of coal plant retirement, the appropriate policy instruments as well as ways to include key stakeholders in the process.
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The continuously accelerating global energy demand leads to increased public concern about climate change. The international community expects China, the world's largest energy consumer, to play a leading role in the energy transition, especially since the United States has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. This special issue on “Energy Demand in...
Technical Report
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Deutschland hat im Rahmen der EU-Ratspräsidentschaft die Chance, einen neuen Aufbruch der europäischen Klimapolitik einzuleiten. Die völlige Umstellung unserer Energiesysteme mit dem Ziel der Treibhausgasneutralität bis Mitte des Jahrhunderts ist dabei ein wichtiges und richtiges gesamtgesellschaftliches Projekt. Das Ziel ist leicht zu beschreiben,...
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With its upcoming presidency of the EU Council, Germany has the opportunity to set European climate policy on a new path. The complete transformation of our energy systems with the aim of greenhouse gas neutrality by the middle of the century is an important and appropriate project involving our entire society. While it is easy to state the target,...
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Der Bericht stellt die Resultate einer multikriteriellen Bewertung verschiedener Szenarien eines Kohleausstiegs in Deutschland vor. Die exemplarischen Politikszenarien basieren auf unterschiedlich umfassenden politischen Maßnahmenbündeln und bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ordnungsrecht und Markt. Der transdisziplinäre Bewertungsprozess wurd...
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Voluntary environmental management programs for firms are a popular instrument of environmental policy. However, the effectiveness of such programs is ambiguous based on the existing literature. We evaluate the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) introduced in 1995 by the European Union. EMAS is a premium certification of continuous pro-environm...
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Over the last decade, the EU has pursued a proactive climate policy and has integrated a significant amount of renewables into the energy system. These efforts have proved successful and continuing along this pathway, increasing renewables and improving energy efficiency, would not require substantial policy shifts. But the EU now needs a deeper en...
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The present special issue on “Recent Advances in Energy Demand Analysis – Insights for Industry and Households” brings together innovative research papers that explore new developments in the methodology of energy demand analysis, the underlying data and present new findings. The issue reflects the significant research interest in the analysis of e...
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Road transport accounts for about one fifth of the EU’s CO2 emissions and its share is growing. One of the key policy tools for achieving CO2 emissions reductions in road transport is the implementation of emission performance standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV). However, regulation through emission standards has a numb...
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We estimate the impact of a feed-in tariff (FIT) on wind power investment and emission reductions in Germany from 1996–2010. We find that a 1 €-cent/kWh increase in the FIT rate would increase additions to capacity by 796 MW on average per year from 1996–2010. In addition, we find that proximity to existing transmission lines became less of a consi...
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Das Kopernikus-Projekt ENavi hat im Forschungsschwerpunkt Transformation des Stromsystems untersucht, wie der Stromsektor zur Erreichung der Klimaziele beitragen kann. Aktuell gilt es, den Kohleausstieg ökonomisch effizient und ökologisch zu organisieren. Seine Ergebnisse hat das Team der von der Bundesregierung eingesetzten Kommission für Wachstum...
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We extend the literature on global supply chains by analyzing if and how unilateral environmental regulation induces offshoring. We develop an analytical model of two‐stage production processes that can be distributed between two countries and investigate unilateral emission pricing and its supplementation with border carbon taxes. In contrast to e...
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This paper provides a contemporary analysis of how research issues have developed in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM) over the four decades of its existence. We have classified the articles in the journal along five dimensions: content, methods, environmental media, the regional dimension of studies, and cross-cutting is...
Technical Report
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Dieser Bericht stellt einen multikriteriellen Ansatz zur Bewertung von Energiewende-Politik vor. Der Bewertungsansatz wurde im Rahmen des Kopernikus-Projekts "Energiewende-Navigationssystem" (ENavi) im Arbeitspaket "Bewertung" (AP11) entwickelt. Dieser stellt im Rahmen des transdisziplinären Forschungsansatzes von ENavi die Schnittstelle zwischen d...
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China recently announced its national emissions trading scheme, advancing market-based approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Its evolution over coming years will determine whether it becomes an effective part of China's portfolio of climate policies.
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The European Union (EU) recently adopted CO2 emissions mandates for new passenger cars, requiring steady reductions to 95 gCO2/km in 2021. We use a multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, which includes a private transportation sector with an empirically-based parameterization of the relationship between income growth and demand fo...
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We investigate the effect of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on the economic performance of manufacturing firms in Germany. Our difference-in-differences framework relies on several parametric conditioning strategies and nearest neighbor matching. As a measure of economic performance, we use the firm specific distance to the st...
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Der Beitrag zeigt anhand einer entwicklungsgeschichtlichen Darstellung der Energiepolitik die wechselvolle Geschichte volkswirtschaftlicher und politikwissenschaftlicher Analysen auf. Die Dynamik energiepolitischer Herausforderungen prägt bis heute das energiepolitische Forschungsinteresse beider Disziplinen. Durch das Ziel der nachhaltigen Energie...
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Temperature overshoot scenarios that make the 1.5 °C climate target feasible could turn into sources of political flexibility. Climate scientists must provide clear constraints on overshoot magnitude, duration and timing, to ensure accountability.
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This paper investigates the impact of global value chains on energy footprints. Energy footprints are consumption-based indicators which record the energy used to produce a country’s final demand. In order to disentangle key characteristics of global value chains and their effects on the global energy footprint, we employ structural decomposition a...
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This short piece introduces the contributions of the supplemental issue "7th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics". We have grouped the papers, which show a large thematic and methodological diversity, in three areas under a common theme: global views, the role of innovation, and national approaches to inform policies in the tran...
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Social norms can help to foster cooperation and to overcome the free-rider problem in the private provision of public goods. This paper focuses on the endogenous establishment of an average-oriented norm which sanctions deviations from average public good contributions. In a laboratory experiment, we analyse whether subjects are willing to implemen...
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We investigate consumer inattention and imperfect information regarding the financial benefits of energy-efficient lighting using a randomized controlled trial with 1084 observations. Results suggest that subjects generally know about cost savings of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs – the central lighting technology of the future – but largely unde...