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Research Director for the climate economics group

Steffen has worked at CICERO since 2002. He was initially hired to program our first computable general equilibrium model, and started a PhD on the effectiveness and acceptability of environmental taxes two years later. After completing his PhD in 2008 he has managed research projects on environmental taxes, transport policy, behavioural interventions ("nudges"), and energy efficiency. He was Research Director of the Climate Policy unit in 2012 and 2013, and the Climate Economics Unit from 2014 to 2017. From 2014 to 2019 Steffen was Director of our FME-center CICEP Center for International Climate and Energy Policy, and much of his outreach and research focused on the Paris Agreement. Since 2019 he has led the climate economics group.

Steffen's primary research interest is climate policy instruments. He leads two projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, "Aviate" on the role of aviation in a low-carbon society and "Enable" on enabling the green transition in Norway.

Most of Steffen's research is based on use surveys, lab and field experiments.