Christian Hauenstein

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+49 461 805 3016
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Auf dem Campus 1c
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg


Abteilung Energie- und Umweltmanagement
Research associate

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Postal address:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Energie- und Umweltmanagement
z.H. Christian Hauenstein
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg

Curriculum vitae

Christian Hauenstein (m) is research associate at Europa-Universität Flensburg since April 2021 (2018-2021 at TU Berlin), and PhD student at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. Furthermore, he is guest researcher at TU Berlin since 2021 and at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin since 2018. Since 2020, he is a scholarship holder of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

He holds a in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management (2017) and a B.Sc. in Environmental Natural Sciences (2015) from the University of Freiburg.

In his research, he focuses on socio-ecological transformations of the energy system, and in particular on the phase-out of fossil fuels. He combines quantitative techno-economic modelling with qualitative approaches of political science to assess pathways to overcome the carbon lock-in of the current energy system.


  • Hanto, J./ Krawielicki, L./ Krumm, A./ Moskalenko, N./ Löffler, K./ Hauenstein, C./ Oei, P.-Y. (2021): Effects of Decarbonization on the Energy System and Related Employment Effects in South Africa. Environmental Science & Policy, 124 (October): 73–84.
  • Yanguas Parra, P. / Hauenstein, C. / Oei, P.-Y. (2021): The Death Valley of Coal – Modelling COVID-19Recovery Scenarios for Steam Coal Markets; in Applied Energy 288 (April): 116564.    
  • Hauenstein, C. / Holz, F. (2021): The U.S. coal sector between shale gas and renewables: Last resort coal exports?; in Energy Policy, 149, 112097.    
  • Buschbeck, C. / Bitterich, L. / Hauenstein, C. / Pauliuk, S. (2020): Multi-objective optimization identifies trade-offs between self-sufficiency and environmental impacts of regional agriculture in Baden-Württemberg, Germany; in Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and CommunityDevelopment, 10(1), 1–20.    
  • Hauenstein, C. / Holz, F. (2020): The U.S. Coal Sector between Shale Gas and Renewables: Last Resort Coal Exports?; DIW Berlin Discussion Paper 1880, Berlin: German Institute for Economic Research(DIW Berlin).    
  • Braunger, I. / Hauenstein, C. (2020): Pokern um die Zukunft. Verzögerungstaktiken beim Klimaschutz am Beispiel von CO2 Abscheidung und -Speicherung. In Grundrechte-Report 2020. Zur Lage der Bürger- und Menschenrechte in Deutschland, 177–80. Grundrechte-Report. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer S. Verlag GmbH,    
  • Braunger, I. / Hauenstein, C. (2020): How Incumbent Cultural and Cognitive Path Dependencies Constrain the "Scenario Cone": Reliance on Carbon Dioxide Removal due to Techno-bias; in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 9 (1), 137-145.    
  • Mendelevitch, R. / Hauenstein, C. / Holz, F. (2019): The death spiral of coal in the U.S.: will changes in U.S. Policy turn the tide?, in Climate Policy, 19 (10), 1310-1324.    
  • Mendelevitch, R. / Hauenstein, C. / Holz, F. (2019): The Death Spiral of Coal in the USA: Will New U.S. Energy Policy Change the Tide?; DIW Berlin Discussion Paper 1790, Berlin: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).