Christian Binz

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Research areas and keywords


  • Transition, innovation system, geography, China


Christian Binz is a postdoctoral researcher at CIRCLE, Lund University as well as Associate with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Bern in 2012. Christian is a recipient of the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Sustainability Science (2015) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has worked as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley, Qinghua University (China) and Eawag (Switzerland).

His current research interests are centered on the multi-scalar geography of sustainability transitions in the water and energy sector. By combining recent insights from transition studies, evolutionary economic geography and the global innovation networks literature, he aims to explore how international linkages shape innovation in clean-tech industries and the technological leapfrogging potential of latecomer economies. In his current Swiss NSF-funded Post-Doctoral Research project he investigates how extra-regional network connections influence industrial path creation in the Chinese solar PV, wind power and water recycling sector.

Recent research outputs

Sabine Hoffmann, Ulrike Feldmann, Peter M. Bach, Christian Binz, Megan Farrelly, Niki Frantzeskaki, Harald Hiessl, Jennifer Inauen, Tove A. Larsen, Judit Lienert, Jörg Londong, Christoph Lüthi, Max Maurer, Cynthia Mitchell, Eberhard Morgenroth, Kara L. Nelson, Lisa Scholten, Bernhard Truffer & Kai M. Udert, 2020 May 5, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 54, 9, p. 5312-5322 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ann Hipp & Christian Binz, 2020 Feb, In : Research Policy. 49, 1, 103876.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heiko Gebauer & Christian Binz, 2019, In : Regional Studies. 53, 3, p. 366-375 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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