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Kai Lessmann

Dr. Kai Lessmann

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

P.O. Box 60 12 03

D-14412 Potsdam, Germany

 

Phone: +49-331-288-2563

Email: Kai.Lessmann

 

Kai Lessmann is a post-doctorate researcher at PIK. His research interests include the analysis of incentives for cooperative policy in the context of global public goods, and integrated assessment of climate change with a focus on economics and the choice of policy instruments. He is currently co-heading the working group on Policy Instruments Modeling within PIK's research domain RD3 – Sustainable Solutions.

 

 

Research Interests

Game Theory and Climate Change, Optimal Policies, Integrated Assessment, Economic Modeling (see MICA)

Work in Progress

  • Lessmann, K., U. Kornek, V. Bosetti, R. Dellink, J. Emmerling, J. Eyckmans, M. Nagashima, H.-P. Weikard, Z. Yang: "The stability and effectiveness of climate coalitions: A comparative analysis of multiple integrated assessment models", presented at EAERE2013 PDF.
  • Kornek U., J. Steckel, K. Lessmann, O. Edenhofer: "The Climate Rent Curse: New Challenges for Burden Sharing", presented at EAERE2013 PDF.
  • Jakob, M., T. Wildgrube, K. Lessmann: "The Role of Emissions Trading and Burden Sharing in International Climate Agreements with Heterogeneous Countries"
  • Kalkuhl, M., Edenhofer, O., Lessmann, K. (2012): "The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policies for Climate Change Mitigation" CESifo Working Paper 3834, PDF at econstore.eu.

Publications

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Articles

  • Lessmann, K., R. Marschinski, M. Finus, U. Kornek, O. Edenhofer (2013): "Emissions trading with non-signatories in a climate agreement - An analysis of coalition stability", The Manchester School, PDF.
  • Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, K. Lessmann: The Atmosphere as a Global Commons - Challenges for Challenges for International Cooperation and Governance. In: Semmler, W., L. Bernard (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of the The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming. Oxford University Press, and online. Discussion Paper 2013-58. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, August 2013 PDF
  • Pahle, M., Lessmann, K., Edenhofer, O., Bauer, N. (2013): Investments in Imperfect Power Markets under Carbon Pricing: A Case Study Based Analysis. The Energy Journal 34(4), doi:10.5547/01956574.34.4.10.
  • Kalkuhl, M., Edenhofer, O., Lessmann, K. (2013): Renewable energy subsidies: Second-best policy or fatal aberration for mitigation? Resource and Energy Economics, 35 (3), pp. 217-234. FEEM Working Paper 48.2011 PDF
  • Jakob, M. and K. Lessmann (2012): "Signaling in International Environmental Agreements: The Case of Early and Delayed Action" International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 12(4), 309-325.
  • Kalkuhl, M., O. Edenhofer and K. Lessmann (2012): "Learning or Lock-in: Optimal Technology Policies to Support Mitigation". Resource and Energy Economics, 34(1), 1-23 PDF CESifo Working Paper No. 3422 PDF.
  • Heitzig, J., Lessmann, K., Zou, Y. (2011): "Self-enforcing strategies to deter free-riding in the climate change mitigation game and other repeated public good games." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 108, 38, 15739-15744, PDF
  • Lessmann, K. and O. Edenhofer (2011): "Research Cooperation and International Standards in a Model of Coalition Stability." Resource and Energy Economics, 33(1), 36-54. doi:10.1016/j.reseneeco.2010.01.001, PDF.
  • Edenhofer, O., Knopf, B., Barker, T., Baumstark, L., Bellevrat, E., Chateau, B., Criqui, P., Isaac, M., Kitous, A., Kypreos, S., Leimbach, M., Lessmann, K., Magné, B., Scrieciu, S., Turton, H., van Vuuren, D.P. (2010): The economics of low stabilization: exploring its implications for mitigation costs and strategies. The Energy Journal, Volume 31 (Special Issue 1). The Economics of Low Stabilization, 2010, PDF
  • Lessmann, K. (2009). "Endogenous Technological Change in Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change" PhD Thesis. urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-23595
  • Held, H., Kriegler, E., Lessmann, K., Edenhofer, O. (2009). "Efficient Climate Policy under Technology and Climate Uncertainty." Energy Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2008.12.012
  • Lessmann, K., R. Marschinski, O. Edenhofer (2009). "The effects of tariffs on coalition formation in a dynamic global warming game" Economic Modelling 26(3):641-649. PDF, doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2009.01.005
  • Edenhofer, O, Kemfert, C., Lessmann, K., Grubb M., Koehler J. (2006). "Induced Technological Change: Exploring its Implications for the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization: Synthesis Report from the Innovation Modeling Comparison Project." The Energy Journal (Special Issue: Endogenous Technological Change and the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation): 57-107. PDF
  • Edenhofer, O., Lessmann K., Bauer, N. (2006). "Endogenous and Induced Technological Change in the Model MIND." The Energy Journal (Special Issue: Endogenous Technological Change and the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation): 207-222. PDF
  • Edenhofer, O., Lessmann, K. (2005). "Climate Policy and Energy Security." International Network To Advance Cllimate Talks, Options for Future Climate Policy: Transatlantic Perspectives. PDF
  • Edenhofer, O., Lessmann, K., Bauer, N., Held, H., (2005). "Climate Protection! - A New Energy Policy?" Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 74(2):137-147. PDF
  • Lessmann, K., A. Beyer, J. Klasmeier, M. Matthies (2005). "Influence of Distributional Shape of Substance Parameters on Exposure Model Output." Risk Analysis 25:1137-1145, doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00669.x.

Books

  • Lessmann, K. (2010). "Towards more cooperation and low-carbon technology – Endogenous Technological Change in Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change." Suedwestdeutscher Verlag fuer Hochschulschriften, ISBN 978-3838113036. Publication of the PhD Thesis
  • Lessmann, K. (2009). "Endogenous Technological Change in Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change" PhD Thesis. urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-23595

Chapter

  • Flachsland, C., Lessmann, K., Edenhofer, O. (2012): Climate Policy in a Decentralised World. - In: Edenhofer, O., Wallacher, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Reder, M., Knopf, B., Müller, J. (Eds.), Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability. Dordrecht : Springer, 257-268
  • Edenhofer, O., Lessmann, K. (2007): "Vom Preis des Klimaschutzes und vom Wert der Erde. Technischer Fortschritt und das Konzept 'starker' Nachhaltigkeit." Jahrbuch für Ökologische Ökonomik, Band 5: Soziale Nachhaltigkeit, Seite 239ff, Metropolis Verlag, Marburg 2007.

Other

  • Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, K. Lessmann (2011): Wem gehört die Atmosphäre? Nach dem Klimagipfel in Cancún. Stimmen der Zeit 2: 75-88.

Presentations

  • "Emission trading with non-signatories in a climate agreement - An analysis of coalition stability" World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists WCERE 2010, Montreal. PDF
  • "Endogenous Technological Change in Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change" Defense of PhD thesis. PDF
  • "The Effect of Trade Sanctions in International Environmental Agreements" Workshop Coalitions for Climate Cooperation, 15-16 June 2009 in Venice. PDF
  • "Research Cooperation and International Standards in a Model of Coalition Stability." Conference on the International Dimension of Climate Policies, NCCR, Bern. PDF
  • "The Effects of Trade Sanctions in International Environmental Agreements." EcoMod Conference 2008, July 3rd, Berlin. PDF
  • "Coalition Stability subject to Technological Change and Trade." FEEM, Milan, Dec 4th, 2006. PDF

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