Dr. Michael Stecher


Michael Stecher has been a senior researcher in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI since 2023. Previously, he worked as a research associate at the Chair of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Freiburg, where he completed his doctorate on 'Causal attribution in ecosystems with tipping points'. Michael Stecher studied International Business Administration (B.A.) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Victoria, Canada, as well as Economics (M.Sc. and B.Econ.) at the University of Tübingen and the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Michael Stecher works in scientific research and political consultancy projects at a national and international level. One focus of his work is the evaluation and development of market design and funding instruments for a climate-neutral energy and economic system using a broad range of quantitative and qualitative statistical methods.

    • Design and analysis of policy instruments for renewable energy support, with a focus on market and bidding design
    • Identification of causal effects of financial aid schemes
    • MENA_LINK: Linking ambitious renewable energy development and efficient sector coupling in the MENA region
    • State aid evaluation of the German renewable energy support scheme (EEG 2021)