Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Post-doc scientist

Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Dr. Ulrike Kornek is a Post-doc in the Governance group. Her research interests are in environmental economics with a focus on international climate policy. She uses analytical and numerical models to study the interaction of various actors with differing interests. At the center of her research are applied game-theoretical models that describe the consquences of different policy instrument and institutions on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, she analyzes the effect of market-based environmental regulation in the context of the European emission trading scheme.

Ulrike Kornek studied physics at the university of Magdeburg and worked as a PhD student at the Potsdam- Institute for Climate Impact Research. Her work at MCC started after finishing her PhD in environmental economics at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2015.

Curriculum vitae

CV with list of publications

Work in Progress

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

J. Emmerling, U. Kornek, V. Bosetti, K. Lessmann, M. Tavoni: The effect of climate thresholds on coalition formation: an application of numerical models

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

U. Kornek, D. Klenert, O. Edenhofer: Who should abate carbon emissions? Optimal climate policy when national preferences determine its implementation



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

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
Kornek, U., Marschinski, R., 2018

Prices vs quantities for international environmental agreements

Oxford Economic Papers
Peer Review
Heitzig, J.; Kornek, U., 2018

Bottom-up linking of carbon markets under far-sighted cap coordination and reversibility

Nature Climate Change
Peer Review
Edenhofer, O.; Flachsland, C.; Wolff, C.; Schmid, L.K.; Leipprand, A.; Koch, N.; Kornek, U.; Pahle, M., 2017

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

MCC Policy Paper

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