F. (Franziska) Bock


Franziska Bock is a PhD candidate within the Energy & Industry group of the department. Beyond her research, she works on projects relating to climate-energy-economy modelling efforts as an advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Franziska holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Leipzig, having specialised in the field of “Environment & Sustainability”, and completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg.


To develop low carbon policies in a world of ever-increasing complexity, policymakers rely on research results based on quantitative tools. Yet, for drawing the right conclusions, they need a deeper understanding of underlying modelling assumptions and uncertainties. A frequent dialogue between decision-makers and involved modellers helps not only to achieve greater transparency but also benefits the fine-tuning of assumptions. This is especially true for decision-makers in the Global South who too often depend on models and other inputs from Western experts. In her work, Franziska explores ways of improving this cooperation between policymaking and science for evidence-based policymaking.

Reni Sulastri

PhD candidate

Engineering Systems and Services

Energy & Industry

Research interests:
Evidence-based policymaking
Participatory modelling approaches
Institutional economics
Just (energy) transition