Franziska Holz

Portrait foto Franziska Holz

Dr. Franziska Holz

DIW Berlin and NTNU
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Franziska Holz is Head of the Research Area “Resource and Environmental Markets” at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) where she also serves as Deputy Head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment. Since July 2018, she has been an Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management as part of the NTNU Energy Transition Programme. 

Dr. Holz is an economist by training and obtained her Master degree in International Economics at Paris 1 University Paris-Sorbonne (2003) and her PhD in Energy Economics at TU Berlin (2009). She has been at DIW Berlin since 2004. She visited, among other institutions, Stanford University (2008), the University of Maryland (2006) and Virginia Tech (2007) for research stints. In 2015/16, she was the Acting Professor for Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Dr. Holz’ research focuses on the long-term perspectives of the global and European markets of natural gas, oil, and coal, including questions of market power and supply security. Today, these fossil resource markets must increasingly be analyzed in the context of climate change. Dr. Holz’ current research interests particularly are the interaction of fossil resource owners / producers with climate policies, asset stranding, as well as pathways for climate-friendly, low-carbon energy transition. Much of her research is based on the development and application of numerical models, such as the Global Gas Model and COALMOD-World; several models are available open source.