HTW Berlin
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Barbara Praetorius is professor for sustainability, environmental economics and policy at HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin since April 2017. Before joining HTW, she was a deputy director of the think tank Agora Energiewende. Prior to Agora Energiewende, she was head of the division Strategy and Key policy issues of the German Association of Local Public Utilities (VKU) from 2008 until 2014. Before, she has been a Senior Researcher and Project Lead in the division Energy, Transport, Environment at DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) from 1992 to 2008. At DIW, she headed an interdisciplinary team of scientists from different research institutes, with focus on the technical, organisational,policy and behavioral innovations in the power system. Dr. Barbara Praetorius studied economics and political science and received her doctorate from FU Berlin in 2000 with a thesis on sustainability and the electricity market in South Africa after democratization. Her research has been published in the form of numerous books, papers and scientific journals both nationally and internationally, with a focus on economic and energy policy analyses, instruments, and strategies for the support of sustainable innovations and energy supply structures.

Professional domain

Sustainability, environmental economics and policy
Energy and climate economics and policy
Development microeconomics


+49 30 5019-2532
+49 30 5019-48-2532

Campus Treskowallee
Building C, Room 423
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin

Office hours
Appointment upon request per email