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 6025 1076

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)


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


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)


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”

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