Jonas Sonnenschein

affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Climate Research
  • Economics


  • Environmental Economics, Policy evaluation, Renewable energy, energy efficiency, Behavioral Economics


My academic work is the evaluation of policies to advance low-carbon energy technology, its uptake and its use. It combines the assessment of top-down national policy approaches to foster the development and uptake of these technologies with the bottom-up study of behaviroural aspects. I draw on methods and approaches from both environmental and behavioural economics, including multicriteria evaluation, decomposition analysis, econometrics, surveys, experiments and simulation. My work takes a critical stance on the promises of Green Growth and the focus of policy interventions on markets (and their failures).

Recent research outputs

Luis Mundaca, Jonas Sonnenschein, Steg, L., Höhne, N. & Ürge-Vorsatz, D., 2019 Jun 17, In : Environmental Research Communications. 1, 6, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jonas Sonnenschein, 2019, Lund: The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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