Experts' profiles - Ulf Moslener
Ulf Moslener
Ulf Moslener is Professor for Environmental Economics and Sustainable Energy Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also Head of the UNEP Collaborating Centre "Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance" at the Frankfurt School.

Ulf Moslener's fields of current research are the economics of climate change and financing sustainable energy systems.

He studied physics at the University of Bonn, at Cornell University in the United States and in Heidelberg, Germany, where he obtained his diploma degree with a theses on quantum optics and laser cooling at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics. He obtained his PhD in economics within the Heidelberg-Mannheim Graduate Programme on "Environmental and Resource Economics". His research work dealt with the theoretical foundations of optimal environmental policy fort he case of multiple dynamic and interacting pollutants - with a special focus on the example of climate change.

Following this, he joined the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim in 2003. His main areas of interest there were international climate policy, the analysis of carbon regulation, notably carbon emissions trading, and policy instruments to promote renewable energy. As deputy head of the department of "Environmental and Resource Economics and Environmental management", in addition to his research work he managed a number of research projects, e.g. on behalf of German Federal Ministries or of the European Commission.

In 2008 Ulf Moslener joined KfW Development Bank. There - part-time until today - he is dealing with the practice of financing renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing and newly industrialized countries, especially in Asia, within the German development co-operation.

His scientific contributions include publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy or Climate Policy.
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