Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert is Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin and Head of the Department of Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies. She has been awarded by the most prestigious prize from the German Science Foundation (“Elf der Wissenschaft 2006″).
Claudia Kemfert advises EU president José Manuel Barroso in a “High Level Group on Energy”. Claudia Kemfert is member of the advisory group on energy of the European Commission (DG Research) and is member of the expert commission of Niedersachsen, of the sustainability advisory councils of the state Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Brandenburg (Germany). Besides this, she acts as scientific advisor of the Austrian Institute of Economics (WIFO), the EUREF Institute and of the Energy Institute at University of Linz.
Claudia Kemfert studied economics at Oldenburg, Bielefeld (Germany) and Stanford University (USA). Claudia Kemfert worked for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) (Italy) and Stuttgart University (Institute for Rational Energy Use). She gave lectures at the universities of St. Petersburg (2003/04), Moscow (2000/01) und Siena (1998, 2002/03). Claudia Kemfert was Associate Professor and headed a PhD research group at Oldenburg University. She is project manager of diverse research projects about environmental and energy policy strategies, and she is engaged in different networks like the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) at Stanford University.