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Dr. Gerhard Kussel

Researcher in the research department "Environment and Resources", Assistant to the Board of Directors

Dr. Gerhard Kussel

Since 2015, Gerhard Kussel is a consultant to the Executive Board and a scientist in the department "Environment and Resources" at RWI. In addition, he works at the Chair of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics at the Ruhr University Bochum.

He received his doctorate from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2019. From 2007 to 2013 he studied economics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and worked as an assistant and later as a research associate for various chairs.

In his research, he investigates the energy consumption behavior of private households and their adaptation to climate change and related policy measures. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Energy Journal and Ecological Economics.

Research Interests

empiric energy and environmental economics, applied econometrics

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Dr. Gerhard Kussel

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-214
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200