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Philipp Voß

MSc (Economics)



Philipp Voß joined Ecologic Institute in November 2016. He works as a Fellow in the fields of climate and energy policy, focusing mainly on the economic aspects of climate policy instruments and on the transformation of the German and the EU energy system. Philipp Voß works in English and German and has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

At Ecologic Institute, Philipp Voß is currently working on projects relating to the EU energy and climate goals and in particular on the EU ETS. In preparation of the revision of Directive 2003/87/EG (EU Emissions Trading Directive), he is performing a comparative analysis of carbon constraints in the EU industrial sectors and in its main industrial trading partners within the Analysis of the Competitive Situation and the Carbon Leakage Risk of European Industries project. At the same time, he is working on climate change adaptation within the CO-designing the Assessment of Climate Change Costs (COACCH) project and on long-term climate protection scenarios within the Developing Ambitious Climate Protection Scenarios for Europe project. In the fields of emission budgets and decarbonization, Philipp Voß was involved in projects such as EU Energy and Climate Policy after 2020, Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) and Decarbonisation and Energy Resilience in the EU. He also organized a ten-day Climate Change Summer School for Journalists, which was funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Philipp Voß worked as a graduate assistant at the German Development Institute (GDI). Within the project Klimalog – Research and Dialogue for a Climate-Smart and Just Transformation, he assisted in the development of the NDC Content Explorer, did PR work for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris and co-organized the 2016 Berlin Conference on Transformative Global Climate Governance "après Paris". In another position as a graduate assistant at the ewi Energy Research and Scenarios (ewi ER&S), Philipp Voß supported the project "Förderinitiative Energiespeicher", where, among other things, he contributed to a study on sustainable vehicle drivers. In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he did an internship at Institute for Economic Policy (IWP), where he published a regulative comment on the backloading of emission allowances. Moreover, he designed and carried out a prisoner's dilemma experiment during a lecture on new political economy.

Philipp Voß completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in economics at the University of Cologne (Germany) and spent a semester abroad at University of Seoul in Korea. In his Bachelor's thesis, he analyzed the consequences of including aviation in the European Emission Trading Scheme. In his Master's thesis, he developed a game theoretic model to analyze strategic investments in the global natural gas infrastructure.

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