Cruft Laboratory 314
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
19A Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Joern Huenteler is a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group and a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). His research interests include technical change in the energy sector, energy demonstration and deployment policies, and East Asian energy policy. In his doctoral dissertation, Joern examines how technology characteristics affect the impact of innovation policies in the energy sector. Joern holds a joint graduate degree in mechanical engineering and economics from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and a M.Sc. in power engineering and engineering thermophysics from Tsinghua University (China). Besides his studies, Joern gained practical experience working with Joest Technology (Germany), IHI Corporation in Yokohama (Japan) and German International Cooperation in Beijing (China).
"Compulsive Policy-making—The Evolution of the German Feed-in Tariff System for Solar Photovoltaic Power"
Journal Article, Research Policy
By Joern Hoppmann, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, April–August 2013; Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, September 2012–March 2013, Joern Huenteler, Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Bastien Girod
This article shows how complex interdependencies and the uncertain nature of technological change shape the process of targeted policy interventions in socio-technical systems. Toward this end, the authors analyzed the evolution of the German feed-in tariff (FIT) system for solar photovoltaic power, a highly effective and widely copied policy instrument targeted at fostering the diffusion and development of renewable energy technologies.