Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Senior Researcher

Dr. Ulrike Kornek

Dr. Ulrike Kornek is a Senior Researcher. 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, D. Klenert, O. Edenhofer, M. Fleurbaey: The social cost of carbon and inequality: When local redistribution shapes global carbon prices

M. Fleurbaey, U. Kornek: When redistribution warrants a single linear price for an externality

S. Feindt, U. Kornek, J. Labeaga, T. Sterner, H. Ward: Understanding Regressivity: Challenges and opportunities of a European carbon price




K. Raiser, U. Kornek, C. Flachsland, W. Lamb: Is the Paris Agreement effective? A systematic map of the literature, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab865c, Environmental Research Letters (2020)

U. Kornek, O. Edenhofer: The strategic dimension of financing global public goods, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103423, European Economic Review (2020)

U. Kornek, C. Flachsland, C. Kardish, S. Levi, O. Edenhofer: What is important for achieving 2°C? UNFCCC and IPCC expert perceptions on obstacles and response options for climate change mitigation, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6394, Environmental Research Letters (2020)

J. Emmerling, U. Kornek, V. Bosetti, K. Lessmann: The effect of climate thresholds on coalition formation: an application of numerical models, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-019-09370-0, The Review of International Organizations (2020)

M. Dorsch, C.Flachsland, U. Kornek: Building and enhancing climate policy ambition with transfers: allowance allocation and revenue spending in the EU ETS, doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1659576, Environmental Politics (2019)

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

Del Campo, S., Anthoff, D., Kornek, U., 2024

Inequality Aversion for Climate Policy

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
Peer Review
Budolfson, M., Dennig, F., Errickson, F., Feindt, S., Ferranna, M., Fleurbaey, M., Klenert, D., Kornek, U., Kuruc, K., Méjean, A., Peng, W., Scovronick, N., Spears, D., Wagner, F., Zuber, S., 2021

Climate action with revenue recycling has benefits for poverty, inequality and well-being

Nature Climate Change
Peer Review
Feindt, S., Kornek, U., Labeaga, J., Sterner, T., Ward, H., 2021

Understanding regressivity: Challenges and opportunities of European carbon pricing

Energy Economics
Peer Review
Kornek, U., Klenert, D., Edenhofer, E., Fleurbaey, M., 2021

The social cost of carbon and inequality: When local redistribution shapes global carbon prices

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Peer Review
Fleurbaey, M., Kornek, U. , 2021

When redistribution makes personalized pricing of externalities useless

Journal of Public Economic Theory
Peer Review