About the DIW
The German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung -DIW Berlin) is the largest economic research institute in Germany. Its two core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy consulting. As an independent, non-profit institution, DIW is committed to serving the common good. DIW Berlin was founded in 1925 as a predominantly publicly funded think tank.
The Department Energy, Transportation, Environment of DIW Berlin investigates policies towards sustainability and has experience in dealing with large-scale computational economic models of different types of energy markets. With this expertise, DIW Berlin sees its role inside the project consortium as specialist for market modeling activities. The department has extensively dealt with electricity market models in the past and intends to contribute to the consortium with this sectoral focus. In this line, DIW was assigned work packages that include the elaboration of an electricity market equilibrium model in the framework of the project call. As a second main pillar of the project proposal, DIW Berlin contributes by its involvement in modeling activities as regards the general equilibrium model, lead by consortium leader IHS Vienna. Several work packages consign a key role to DIW as contributor of data and know-how to the CGE model. In this respect, DIW gathered a decent record on computable general equilibrium models through its past research activities and plans to foster this branch of its activities with this project call.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert
Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen
Dr. Thure Traber
Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill
Dr. Artem Korzhenevych