Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Head of working group Governance

Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Dr. Ulrike Kornek is head of the working group Governance. Her research interests are in environmental economics with a focus on international climate change economics. She uses analytical and numerical models to study the interaction of heterogeneous actors. Her research applies game-theoretical models that describe the consequences of different policy instrument and institutions on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, she analyzes the design of optimal carbon prices in theoretical and numerical integrated assessment models. 

Curriculum vitae

CV with list of publications

Work in Progress

U. Kornek, O. Edenhofer: The strategic dimension of financing global public goods, revise and resubmit at European Economic Review

M. Dorsch, C.Flachsland, U. Kornek: Enhancing climate policy ambition using strategic transfers: allowance allocation and revenue spending in the EU ETS, revise and resubmit at Environmental Politics

U. Kornek, D. Klenert, O. Edenhofer, M. Fleurbaey: The social cost of carbon and inequality: When local redistribution shapes global carbon prices, under review at European Economic Review

U. Kornek, O. Edenhofer: The strategic dimension of financing global public goods



U. Kornek, D. Klenert, O. Edenhofer, M. Fleurbaey: The social cost of carbon and inequality: When local redistribution shapes global carbon prices, CESifo Working Paper No. 7628

S. Fuss, C. Flachsland, N. Koch, U. Kornek, B. Knopf, O. Edenhofer: An assessment framework for intertemporal economic performance of cap-and-trade systems, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 12 (2): 220-241 (2018)

U. Kornek, R. Marschinski; Prices vs quantities for international environmental agreementsOxford Economic Papers, gpy016, doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpy016

J. Heitzig, U. Kornek: Bottom-Up Linking of Carbon Markets: Farsightedness, Delayed Cap Coordination and Reversibility, Nature Climate Change, online first, doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0079-z (2018)

J. Meya, U. Kornek, K. Lessmann: How empirical uncertainties influence the stability of climate coalitions, accepted at International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10784-017-9378-5 (2017)

U. Kornek, J. Steckel, K. Lessmann, O. Edenhofer: The Climate Rent Curse: New Challenges for Burden Sharing, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, online first, doi:10.1007/s10784-017-9352-2 (2017)

G. Schwerhoff, U. Kornek, K. Lessmann, M. Pahle: Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation: Consequences and Incentives, Journal of Economic Surveys, online first doi:10.1111/joes.12203 (2017)

J. C. Steckel, M. Jakob, C. Flachsland, U.  Kornek, K. Lessmann, O. Edenhofer: From climate finance toward sustainable development finance. WIREs Clim Change 2017, 8:e437. doi: 10.1002/wcc.437 (2017)

Auer, S.; Heitzig, J.; Kornek, U.; Schöll, E.; Kurths, J.: The Dynamics of Coalition Formation on Complex Networks, in Nature Scientific Reports 5, 13386; (2015). doi: 10.1038/srep13386

Ulrike Kornek, Kai Lessmann, Henry Tulkens. Transferable- and Non-transferable Utility Implementations of Coalitional Stability in Integrated Assessment Models. CORE Discussion Paper 35, 2014 PDF

Lessmann, K., U. Kornek, V. Bosetti, R. Dellink, J. Emmerling, J. Eyckmans, M. Nagashima, H.-P. Weikard, Z. Yang (2015): The stability and effectiveness of climate coalitions: A comparative analysis of multiple integrated assessment models. Environmental and Resource Economics (online first) 

Lessmann, K., R. Marschinski, M. Finus, U. Kornek, O. Edenhofer (2013): Emissions trading with non-signatories in a climate agreement - An analysis of coalition stability. The Manchester School DOI: 10.1111/manc.12045

A. Eremin, U. Kornek, R. Stannarius, W. Weissflog, H. Nadasi, F.Araoka, H. TakezoeLabyrinthine instability in freely suspended films of a polarisation-modulated smectic phasePhys. Rev. E 88 062512 (2013) 

K. Harth, U. Kornek, T. Trittel, U. Strachauer, S. Höme, K. Will, R. Stannarius: Granular Gases of Rod-Shaped Grains. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 144102 (2013)

A. Eremin, U. Kornek, S. Stern, R. Stannarius, F. Araoka, H. Takezoe, H. Nádasi, W. Weissflog, A. Jakli: Pattern-stabilized “decorated” polar liquid crystal fibers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 017801 (2012)

A. Eremin; M. Floegel; U. Kornek; S. Stern; R. Stannarius; H. Nádasi, W. Weissflog; C. Zhu; Y. Shen; C. Soo Park; J.Maclennan; N. Clark: Transitions between paraelectric and ferroelectric phases of bent-core smectic liquid crystals in the bulk and in thin freely suspended films. Phys. Rev. E 86 051701 (2012)

U. Kornek, F. Müller, K. Harth, A. Hahn, S. Ganesan, L. Tobiska, and R. Stannarius: Oscillations of soap bubbles, New J. Phys., 12 073031 (2010)

W. Weissflog, G. Pelzl, H. Kresse, U. Baumeister, K. Brand, M. W. Schroeder, G. Tamba, S. Findeisen-Tandel, U. Kornek, S. Stern, A. Eremin, R. Stannarius, and J. Svoboda: In search of a new design strategy for solid single-component organic ferroelectrics: Polar crystalline phases formed by bent-core molecules, J. Mater. Chem., 20 6057 (2010)

Latest Publications

Kornek, U., Flachsland, C., Kardish, C., Levi, S., Edenhofer, O., 2020

What is important for achieving 2°C? UNFCCC and IPCC expert perceptions on obstacles and response options for climate change mitigation

Environmental Research Letters
Peer Review
Emmerling, J., Kornek, U., Bosetti, V., Lessmann, K., 2020

Climate thresholds and heterogeneous regions: Implications for coalition formation

The Review of International Organizations
Peer Review
Dorsch, M.J., Flachsland, C., Kornek, U., 2019

Building and enhancing climate policy ambition with transfers: allowance allocation and revenue spending in the EU ETS

Environmental Politics
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
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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