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Josephine Semb

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Short description
Josephine Semb is a researcher for energy economics and the design of just transition policies. She is working at the Europa-Universität Flensburg in the energy and environmental management section under Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics on the effective design of a socially viable and economically feasible heating transition with a focus on small heating systems. In her 4 years of research experience, she has mainly worked on coal phase-outs worldwide and how they affect the social structure.
Master of Arts in Political Science, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, FU Berlin, 2021
Rsearcher in the FossilExit Group (2019 - ongoing)

Research data

Research level
PhD candidate
Area of research
Energy economics , Society & Transformation ,
Research topic
Just energy transitions, coal phase-out, gas phase-out, heating transition, sector coupling, climate policy acceptance, climate policy design, energy scenarios.
Research institute
Europa-Universität Flensburg
Research institute location
energy and environmental management
Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei
Research institute 2
Europa-Universität Flensburg

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Walk, Paula, Isabell Braunger, Josephine Semb, Carolin Brodtmann, Pao-Yu Oei, and Claudia Kemfert. 2021. "Strengthening Gender Justice in a Just Transition: A Research Agenda Based on a Systematic Map of Gender in Coal Transitions" Energies 14, no. 18: 5985.
Link to publication
Herpich, Philipp, Josephine Semb, Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert. 2023. “Klimaschutz in der Lausitz zur Einhaltung der 1,5-Grad Grenze”.FossilExit.
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