Dr Anna Stünzi


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Anna Stünzi has joined the Climate & Energy Working Group at PIK in November 2020. She studied psychology and economics at the Universities of Zurich and Copenhagen and received her doctorate at the Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich. In her PhD she analyzed the role of expectations and equity considerations in climate change and humanitarian migration governance. 

Since 2019 Anna Stünzi has been president of foraus, the Swiss think tank on foreign policy. With foraus she published various discussion papers and policy briefs and co-founded the Sustainable FinTech project


Hörler, R., Stünzi, A., Patt, A., del Duce A. (2020). What are the factors and needs promoting mobility-as-a-service? Findings from the Swiss Household Energy Demand Survey (SHEDS). European Transport Research Review, 12 (27).

Lutz, P., Kaufmann, D., Stünzi, A. (2019). Humanitarian Protection as a European Public Good: The Strategic Role of States and Refugees. Journal of Common Market Studies. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12974

Egli F., Stünzi A. (2019). A dynamic climate finance allocation mechanism reflecting the Paris Agreement. Environ. Res. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab443b

Schaefer A., Stünzi A. (2019). The impact of green preferences on the relevance of history versus expectations. Environment and Development Economics 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1017/

Bretschger, L., Meulemann, M., Stünzi, A. 2018. Climate Policy Based on the Paris Agreement. Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10866-8


Lutz, P., Stünzi, A., Manser-Egli, S. Responsibility-sharing in refugee protection: Lessons from climate policy. Conditionally accepted at International Studies Quarterly Journal

Stünzi A. Stranded vehicles: can early policy information improve an irreversible investment decision?

Stünzi A. and Schaefer, A. Policy announcements and economic activity: modelling the energy transition on the micro-level.

Stünzi A. and Ilíc, D. In addition? The standard of proof in the Clean Development Mechanism.


Stünzi A. and Zogg, B. (2020). Switzerland and the Arctic: Closer Than You Think. foraus Discussion Paper

Jönsson, O., Stünzi, A. (Eds). (2019). Grassroots ideas for biodiversity. Policy Recipes. Zurich: foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik.

Schleiniger, R., Abrell, J., Betz, R., Kosch, M., Piana, V., Stünzi, A. (2018) Zur schweizerischen Klimapolitik: Wie effizient ist die Bepreisung des fossilen Energieverbrauchs? SCCER CREST. White Paper 6 / Dezember 2018

Stünzi, A., Egli, F., Jönsson, O. Neue Wege in der Schweizer Klimapolitik. foraus Discussion Paper

Lutz, P. 2017. Neuland - Schweizer Migrationspolitik im 21. Jahrhundert, NZZ Libro. (Co-author of one chapter)

Egli, S., Lutz, P., Kaufmann, D., Stünzi, A. 2016. Gefangen im Dublin-Dilemma. foraus Discussion Paper

Medici, G., Schlegel, S., Stünzi, A. 2013. Partnerschaftliche Instrumente in der Migrationsaussenpolitik. foraus Discussion Paper

CO2-Preis Projekt: In Zentrum des Projektes „Analyse der kurz- und langfristigen Wirkungen unterschiedlicher CO2-Bepreisungs-Varianten auf Gesellschaft und Volkswirtschaft“ (kurz: „CO2-Preis“) steht die Entwicklung einer nachhaltigen und sozial verträglichen Variante der CO2-Bepreisung und -Einnahmen­verwendung.

Spring semester 2021:

- The role of finance in tackling climate change at ETH Zurich (jointly with Dr. Bjarne Steffen and Dr. Florian Egli, both ETH Zurich)

- Consultancy Project: Knowledge Transfer in Diplomacy at University of St Gallen