Dr Anne Zimmer

Climate Change Economist


Anne joined the Climate Policy Team of Climate Analytics in January 2018 as Climate Change Economist. At Climate Analytics, she works on several projects related to co-benefits of mitigation and adaptation, climate impacts and avoided damages.

In her career, Anne has conducted research on various climate and energy related issues including political and behavioral challenges to climate policy implementation, co-benefits, low-carbon development, and vulnerability to climate impacts. Moreover, she gained experience in applying a broad set of quantitative methods (such as econometrics) and qualitative methods (such as policy analyses, interviews). During her PhD thesis, she worked as researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in the Research Domain “Sustainable Solutions”. In her PhD thesis, she investigated among other things the factors behind the shift in Vietnam’s climate policy and the potential of fuel taxation reforms to curb air pollution and carbon emissions from road transportation in Europe. Moreover, as a consultant for the World Bank, Anne analyzed the impact of climate-related shocks on poverty in developing countries. In her previous position at ConPolicy, she was giving policy advice in the field of sustainable consumption and on other consumer policy issues among others to the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) as well as the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

Anne holds an economics degree (Diploma) from Freie Universität Berlin and a PhD in climate change economics from Technische Universität Berlin, supervised by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK and MCC Berlin).


Peer reviewed

Zimmer, A. & N. Koch (2017): Fuel consumption dynamics in Europe: tax reform implications for air pollution and carbon emissions. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 106, pp. 22- 50. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.08.006
Zimmer, A., Jakob, M. & J. Steckel (2015): What motivates Vietnam to strive for a low-carbon economy? – On the drivers of climate policy in a developing country. Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol 24, pp.19–32. (Awarded with AKN Reddy Best Paper Award) DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2014.10.003
Staub-Kaminski, I., Zimmer, A., Jakob, M. & R. Marschinski (2014): Climate Policy in Practice: A Typology of Obstacles and Implications for Integrated Assessment Modelling. Climate Change Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1. DOI https://doi.org/10.1142/S2010007814400041