Quantitative Methods

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Quantitative Methods
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Decarbonizing mobility
Specific themes and goals

His research focuses on applying econometric methods to topics in the field of environmental and resource economics. He is particularly interested in the nexus of transportation and land use, and uses spatially explicit data, such as satellite imagery, to study patterns of mobility and its influences. He concurrently serves as the Deputy Director of the Environmental & Resources division of RWI, an economics institute in Essen, Germany.

Highlights and impact

His research has been published in prominent journals and publications, including Economics Letters, Energy Journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and World Development. I am also a principal investigator on several projects, including:

  • 2021 – 2025: “JUSTNature: Activation of Nature-Based Solutions for a Just Low Carbon Transition. European Commission — Horizon 2020.
  • 2019 – 2023 “Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living,” European Commission - MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS.
  • 2018 – 2022 “Evaluating Germany’s Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Practice 2 (Eval-MAP2),” German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
  • 2018 – 2022 “Deep Transformation Scenarios for Informing the Climate Policy Discourse (DIPOL) — WP3: Socio-Economic Implications of the Transformation Process,”German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
  • 2019 – 2021 “Price formation on the futures market and the physical market for cocoa,” German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
Selected publications
  • Eilers, L., A. Paloyo, C. Vance (2021) Rental Prices in Germany: A Comparison Between Migrants and Natives. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2021;00:1 33. 
  • Frondel, M., C. Marggraf, S. Sommer, C. Vance (2021) Reducing Vehicle Cold Start Emissions through Carbon Pricing: Evidence from Germany. Environmental Research Letters 16(3): 034041. 
  • Goetzke, F., C. Vance (2021) An Increasing Gasoline Price Elasticity in the United States? Energy Economics 95: 104982. 
  • Sommer, S., C. Vance (2021) Do More Chargers Mean More Electric Cars? Environmental Research Letters, 16 (2021) 064092. 
  • Tomberg, L., K. Smith Stegen, C. Vance (2021). “The Mother of all Political Problems”? On Asylum Seekers and Elections. European Journal of Political Economy, 67, 101981. 
  • Frondel, M., A. Gerster, C. Vance (2020) The Power of Mandatory Quality Disclosure: Evidence from the German Housing Market. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 7 (1): 181-208.