Andreas Prahl worked at Ecologic Institute first as a Researcher and later as a Fellow in the field of energy and climate from 2013 to 2018.
Andreas carried out economic evaluation and indicator-based analysis of policy instruments, in particular in the fields of energy system transformation and transport. Topic highlights included national RES support schemes and financing, energy market and technology developments, as well as CO2 standards for cars and vans. In the frame of the German energy transition, Andreas supported Dr. Hans Joachim Ziesing in the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and also analysed policy options to trigger the reduction of coal-based power generation in Germany.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Andreas Prahl worked as a researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). He was part of a team that developed economic models to assess the added value and employment impacts of renewable energy expansion and building refurbishments. The models were utilised in several studies for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as for other public and private institutions.
Andreas Prahl earned his Master of Science in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 2011. His Master's thesis analysed the effects of climate change policies, such as the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme and Emissions Performance Standards, on material use in automobile manufacturing and the resulting impacts on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles. Prior to that, he studied Economic Sciences at Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany). In his diploma thesis he researched the formation of capital market bubbles, which he analysed from a post-Keynesian and behavioural economic perspective.