Steffen Schlömer worked as a researcher with the Ecologic Institute. He holds a diploma in economics (M.Sc. equivalent) and dealt with several energy and climate policy issues on the national and international level. His focus was on benchmarking approaches for refineries in the future European Emissions Trading System. Steffen Schlömer works in German and English and has good knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Chinese.
Prior to joining the Ecologic Institute, Steffen Schlömer acquired work experience at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and as an intern at the International Energy Agency (IEA). At SWP, he was employed as a research assistant in the project “Tackling Leakage in a World of Unequal Carbon Prices”. In this context, he dealt with the causes, magnitude and proposed solutions to carbon leakage, such as free allocation of emission rights, border adjustments and linking of emission trading systems. At the IEA, Steffen’s focus was on the effectiveness of different renewable energy support policies. His stay in Paris was supported by the Carlo-Schmid Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service.
Studying economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Steffen Schlömer focused on environmental, climate and energy economics. In his thesis on “Carbon Leakage and International Technology Spillover”, he shed light on the connections of CO2-price induced innovation with international technology diffusion, and their impact on leakage rates. As an exchange student, Steffen Schlömer studied for two terms at Ocean University of China in Qingdao, where he gained cultural as well as business insights in the Chinese Business Program and took courses in Chinese language.