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Florian Knobloch

Florian Knobloch

Centre Researcher


Florian Knobloch is a researcher working in the field of energy,
climate and innovation. He graduated from the University of Cambridge
with a Master's degree (MPhil) in Environmental Policy. Prior, he was
trained in economics, in which he holds a Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) and a
Master’s (M.Sc.) degree from Humboldt-University of Berlin. Currently,
Florian is a PhD candidate at the Environmental Science department of
the Faculty of Science at Radboud University Nijmegen, The

Florian has broad experience in applied policy analysis: amongst
others, he has worked as a senior policy officer for the Federation of
German Industries, and a visiting fellow for the energy policy team of
Fundación Chile.

Research Interests

Florian’s research focuses on the behavioural dynamics of 'green'
technology diffusion. For this purpose, he combines empirical research
with the development of computational models of technological change.
Coupled with a non-equilibrium macro-economic model, the resulting
simulation methods are used for analysing the potential impacts of
energy and climate policies on the wider economy. This work is carried
out in collaboration with Cambridge Econometrics, as part of a project
for the European Commission, DG Energy.


  • Economics

Key Publications

Policy-induced energy technological innovation and finance for
low-carbon economic growth, J.-F. Mercure, F. Knobloch, H. Pollitt, R.
Lewney, K. Rademakers, L. Eichler, J. van der Laan, L. Paroussos,
European Commission (2016),
Macro-Energy_Innovation_D2 Final %28Ares registered%29.pdf

The behavioural aspect of green technology investments: A general
positive model in the context of heterogeneous agents, F. Knobloch and
J-F Mercure, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, (2016)