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

J. Heitzig, U. Kornek: Bottom-Up Linking of Carbon Markets: Farsightedness, Delayed Cap Coordination and Reversibility (Nature Climate Change)

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)

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

U. Kornek and R. Marschinski: Prices vs. Quantities for International Environmental Agreements

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



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.; 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
Kornek U.; Steckel, J.C.; Lessmann K.; Edenhofer O., 2017

The climate rent curse: new challenges for burden sharing

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
Peer Review
Meya, J.N.; Kornek, U.; Lessmann, K., 2017

How empirical uncertainties influence the stability of climate coalitions

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
Peer Review
Acworth, W.; Ackva, J.; Burtraw, D.; Edenhofer, O.; Fuss, S.; Flachsland, C.; Haug, C.; Koch, N.; Kornek, U.; Knopf, B. and Montes de Oca, M., 2017

Emissions Trading and the Role of a Long Run Carbon Price Signal: Achieving cost effective emission reductions under an Emissions Trading System.

Berlin ICAP
Schwerhoff, Gregor; Kornek, Ulrike; Lessmann, Kai; Pahle, Michael, 2017

Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation: Consequences and Incentives

Journal of Economic Surveys
Peer Review