Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland

Head of working group Governance

Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland

Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland is head of the MCC working group Governance and Assistant Professor for Climate and Energy Governance at the Hertie School of Governance. His research interests include: 

  • Climate & energy governance and political economy
  • Climate & energy policy assessment
  • Science-policy interface

Prior to joining MCC, Christian Flachsland worked for six years at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in the Policy Instruments Working Group as a PhD student and postdoc. He holds a PhD from Technische Universität Berlin and a Magister Artium degree in sociology, economics and philosophy from Universität Potsdam.


Curriculum vitae

Detailed CV with full list of publications


Latest Publications

Edenhofer, O., Flachsland, C., Schmid L.K. , 2019

Decarbonization and EU ETS Reform: Introducing a price floor to drive low-carbon investments

In: Angrick, M., C. Kühleis, J. Landgrebe, J. Weiß (eds): 12 Years of European Emissions Trading in Germany. Stocktaking and perspectives for effective climate protection. Metropolis, p.207-232
Peer Review
Edenhofer, O., Flachsland, C., Arlinghaus, J., Haywood, L., Kalkuhl, M., Knopf, B., Koch, N., Kornek, U., Pahle, M., Pietzcker, R., Steckel, J., Ward, H., 2018

Eckpunkte einer CO2-Preisreform für Deutschland

MCC Working Paper No. 1
Pahle, M., Burtraw, D., Flachsland, C., Kelsey, N., Biber, E., Meckling, J., Edenhofer, O., Zysman, J., 2018

Sequencing to ratchet up climate policy stringency

Nature Climate Change
Peer Review
Knopf, B., Burghaus, K., Flachsland, C., Jakob, M., Koch, N., Edenhofer, O., 2018

Shifting Paradigms in Carbon Pricing

Peer Review
Fuss, S., Flachsland, C., Koch, N., Kornek, U., Knopf, B., Edenhofer, O., 2018

A Framework for Assessing the Performance of Cap-and-Trade Systems: Insights from the European Union Emissions Trading System

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
Peer Review

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