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Jan-Erik Thie

MSc (Economics)
BA (Politics and Administration / Economics)

Junior Researcher


Jan-Erik Thie works at Ecologic Institute Berlin as a Junior Researcher. His main research topics are international economics as well as climate and energy economics. He is a native German speaker, fluent in English and has good knowledge of Spanish.

At Ecologic Institute, Jan-Erik Thie works on various topics related to economics. His research covers, for instance, the employment effects of climate adaptation investments, the EU Emission Trading System as well as various energy-specific issues. He has worked on the project "Energy-intensive Industries", in the course of which he evaluated current EU funding programs in light of their applicability for funding the transformation of European energy-intensive industries towards climate neutrality. Additionally, Jan-Erik Thie analyzed the competitive situation and the carbon leakage risk of European Industries against the background of the forthcoming fourth trading period in the EU-ETS. Furthermore, he investigated the climate-investment share of the proposed EU recovery program in light of the Corona crisis.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Jan-Erik Thie worked as a Project Assistant for adelphi Consult in the field of energy efficiency and energy economics for two years. He wrote studies, analyzed economic effects in the energy sector and assisted in organizing various workshops. Prior to that, he worked at the NGO PowerShift, where he wrote a study about the potential effects of CETA on the cultural sector in the EU.

Jan-Erik Thie studied Politics and Administration as well as Economics in Potsdam (Germany). He holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Potsdam. He spent a semester abroad at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain to attend classes on political science.

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