Simon Feindt is a Ph.D. candidate and researcher in the Governance working group. Simon works on quantitative methods to estimate the distributional impacts of climate change mitigation policies. To determine these impacts, Simon applies Input-Output-models to assess the distribution of carbon pricing costs both within and between countries in the European Union. As a researcher in the Horizon 2020 EU project NAVIGATE, Simon is also concerned with improving the representation of mitigation cost and damage inequality in Integrated Assessment models and with evaluating revenue-recycling options.
Simon studied industrial engineering with a focus on energy and resource management at the TU Berlin, UNAM (Mexico), and École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Before joining the Governance group, Simon worked as a student assistant at the MCC Berlin and completed his master thesis at PIK and MCC supervised by Prof. Dr. Edenhofer and Dr. Max Franks (The social cost of carbon in a decentralized economy model – a modular approach). Simon is a member of the cross-institutional Future Lab “Game Theory & Networks of Interacting Agents” between MCC and PIK Potsdam.
Supplementary policy brief of the research team: Climate Policy: Protecting the poor with a carbon tax and equal per capita dividend