Dr. Alexandra Purkus

Alexandra Purkus
Thematic Area Environment and Society

Department of Economics
Working Group Energy
Working Group Governance and Institutions
Working Group Governance of the Bioeconomy

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany 

phone: +49 341 235 1846
fax: +49 341 235 45 1846


Areas of Expertise and Research

  • renewable energy policy
  • governance of the bioeconomy
  • bioenergy policy

Curriculum Vitae

since 2014

UFZ, Department of Economics, Researcher

2011 - 2013

UFZ, Departments of Bioenergy and Economics, PhD Student

2009 - 2010

MSc by Reseach "Global Environmental Change", University of Edinburgh. Master thesis: "Financing REDD – A Case Study Analysis of Present Funding Approaches", supervised by Dr. Andrea Nightingale and Dr. Richard Tipper

04/2009 - 06/2009

Stadtwerke Emden, Department of Energy Services, Internship

2008 - 2009

Department of Ecological Economics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Student Assistant

2003 - 2008

Student of Economics with an Environmental Focus, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Diploma thesis: "Geothermal Power Production in Future Electricity Markets – A Scenario Analysis for Germany", supervised by Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner and Dr. Volker Barth

Completed Projects