Dr. Jonathan Köhler

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI


  • Naval Architect, CEng, Member Royal Institute fo Naval Architects, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Project Manager, Rosyth dockyard, Scotland, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited, Responsible for large surface warship design: Airchraft Carriers, Amphibious ships

  • Economist, University of Cambridge, Senior Research Associate, Macroeconomic modelling of Climate and Energy policy, Manager of Economics research theme in the OMEGA research consortium on aviation and the environment

Work Focus

  • Innovation in transport

  • Modelling of socio-technological transitions in transport

  • Transport and climate policy for aviation and shipping

  • Modelling of transport policy with the ASTRA model


Köhler, J.; Laws, N.; Renz, I.; Hacke, U.; Wesche, J.; Friedrichsen, N.; Peters, A.; Niederste-Hollenberg, J. (2017): "Anwendung der Mehr-Ebenen-Perspektive auf Transitionen: Initiativen in den kommunal geprägten Handlungsfeldern Energie, Wasser, Bauen & Wohnen", Working Paper No. S01/2017, Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe.

Foxon, T J, Köhler, J and Oughton, C (eds.), Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy: Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, May 2008.

Köhler, J., Ying Jin, Terry Barker (2008) Integrated macroeconomic and transport modelling of EU transport policy: economic growth from Social Marginal Cost Pricing and the TEN-T programmes, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy , 42(1), pp. 1-21.

Köhler, J., Whitmarsh, L.,  Michie J. and Oughton C. (2008) Can the car makers save the planet? In: Foxon, T., Köhler J., Oughton C. (eds.) Innovation for a low carbon economy: Economic, institutional and management approaches. Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA: 230-65.

Köhler J., Terry Barker, Haoran Pan, Paolo Agnolucci, Paul Ekins, Tim Foxon, Dennis Anderson, Sarah Winne, Paul Dewick, Marcela Miozzo, Ken Green (2007) New Lessons for Technology Policy and Climate Change: Investment for Innovation: a briefing document for policymakers: Climate Policy Volume 7, Number 2, pages 156-161.

Köhler, J., M. Grubb, D. Popp, and O. Edenhofer (2006). “The Transition to Endogenous Technical Change in Climate-Economy Models: a Technical overview to the Innovation Modeling Comparison Project.” The Energy Journal Special Issue, Endogenous Technological Change and the Economics of Atmosperic Stabilization , 17-55.

Köhler J. (2006) Transport and the environment: the need for policy for long term radical change: A literature review for the DTI FORESIGHT project on Intelligent Infrastructure Systems, IEE Proc. Intelligent Transport Systems 153(4), 292-301.