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Michael Schock


Michael Schock

MA (Philosophy)
Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH)



Michael Schock is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute and works in the field of environmental economics. He focuses on sustainability transitions and looks into how enterprises can actively participate towards this change. He conducts economic and statistical analyses and works on sustainability indicators. He is a native German speaker and is fluent in English.

Within the project Bridging the Gap for Innovations in Disaster Resilience (BRIGAID), he supports innovators of different technology readiness levels (TRL) using the Market Analysis Framework (MAF+). For this purpose, he combines his knowledge of different areas of environmental economics with business administration tools. In addition he also researched successful business models in the area of open environmental data for the project Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle CHanges in the Hydrosphere – for Operational Needs (SWITCH-ON).

Previously, Michael Schock worked on sustainable transition pathways on a city level based on technological changes and behavioral changes in society, e.g. for the European research project Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO). In addition he looked into how the Internet of Things and Services can contribute in different infrastructures creating positive impacts for the environment. Within the project Green Finance - Strategies and Instruments for the Financing of Ecological Modernization, he investigated how necessary investments for a Green Transformation in Germany could be activated.

He also analysed the trading strategies and market access channels of plant operators covered by the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) and worked on projects about Green indicators, such as NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators (NETGREEN) for the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation. Michael Schock develops Excel tools for different research topics, e.g. assessing EU Member State Low Carbon Development Strategies as well as monetising environmental benefits or avoided environmental costs.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Michael Schock worked in market research, financial accounting and controlling.

Michael Schock obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2013, where he also minored in psychology and computer science. His focus was business ethics. In 2002, he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the Nürtingen-Geislingen University in Germany.

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