Prof. Dr. Paul Lehmann

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Economics
Working Group Energy
Working Group Governance and Institutions


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

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1076
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1076

Paul.Lehmann@ufz.de

Paul Lehmann

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Environmental and Resource Economics, New Institutional Economics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Particular focus on the evaluation of policy instruments and their combinations used for climate, energy, water and agricultural policy

Curriculum Vitae

since 2018

Assistant Professor for Environmental and Energy Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, University of Leipzig

since 2017

Head of the Junior Research Group MultiplEE at the University of Leipzig in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ

2009 - 2017

Research fellow at the UFZ, Department of Economics (since 2013 spokesman of the Working Group Energy)

2016

Visting researcher at the Institute of New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford

2010

PhD in Economics (summa cum laude), Department of Economics and Law, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), thesis: “Using a Policy Mix to Combat Climate Change – An Economic Evaluation of Policies in the German Electricity Sector”

2006 - 2009

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig (Germany), fellowship holder of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Foundation of the German Economy)

2005

Visiting Research Scholar, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC (USA)

2004 - 2005

Research Assistant, Department of Economics, UFZ – Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig (Germany)

1998 - 2004

Diploma in Business Administration (MBA equivalent) at Leipzig University (Germany), Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and Deusto University, San Sebastián (Spain)
Diploma thesis “An Economic Evaluation of the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program”




In the News


Recent Publications

Gawel, E., Lehmann, P., Purkus, A., Söderholm, P., Strunz, S. (2021). “Security of Supply as a Political Bargaining Issue: Why Germany Opted Against Capacity Markets”. Forthcoming in Energy Research & Social Science.

Geiger, C., Lehmann, P. (2021). “Managing the spatial externalities of RES Deployment: Uniform vs. Differentiated Regulation”. UFZ Discussion Paper 1/2021.

Grafström, J., Söderholm, P., Gawel., E., Lehmann, P., Strunz, S. (2021). “Government Support to Renewable Energy R&D: Drivers and Strategic Interactions among EU Member States”. Economics of Innovation and New Technology.

Lehmann, P., Ammermann, K., Gawel, E., Geiger, C., Hauck, J., Heilmann, J., Meier, J.-N., Ponitka, S., Schicketanz, S., Stemmer, B., Tafarte, P., Thrän, D., Wolfram, E. (2021). „Managing spatial sustainability trade-offs: The case of wind power“. Ecological Economics 185, Article 107029.

Lehmann, P., Ammermann, K., Gawel, E., Geiger, C., Hauck, J., Heilmann, J., Meier, J.-N., Ponitka, S., Schicketanz, S., Stemmer, B., Tafarte, P., Thrän, D., Wolfram, E. (2021). „Expertinnen und Experten uneinig: Nach welchen Kriterien soll der Windenergieausbau in Deutschland räumlich verteilt werden?“. Natur und Landschaft 96(5), 237-244.

Lehmann, P., del Brito, M.M., Gawel, E., Groß, M., Haase, A., Lepenies, R., Otto, D., Schiller, J., Strunz, S., Thrän, D. (2021). “Making the COVID-19 crisis a real opportunity for sustainability”. Forthcoming in Sustainability Science.Strunz, S., Gawel, E., Lehmann, P. (2021). “Analyzing the ambitions of renewable energy policy in the EU and its Member States”. Forthcoming in Energy Policy.

Meier, J.-N., Lehmann, P. (2021). “Optimal federal regulation of renewable energy expansion”. UFZ Discussion Paper 8/2020.

Strunz, S., Gawel, E., Lehmann, P. (2021). “Analyzing the ambitions of renewable energy policy in the EU and its Member States”. Forthcoming in Energy Policy.

Tafarte, P., Lehmann, P. (2021). “Trade-offs associated with the spatial allocation of future onshore wind generation capacity – A case study for Germany”. UFZ Discussion Paper 2/2021.