Claudia Kemfert is professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the private Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Head of the department of Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies. She is the author of books on the economic impacts of climate change and energy policy, such as "The battle about electricity".
The DIW’s core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy. It has nine research departments, two of which (Energy, Transportation, Environment and Climate Policy) look into the economics and politics of climate change and energy. Studies and comment on the German energy transition and electricity market design can be obtained from the department of Energy, Transportation, Environment.