Before joining IIASA's Energy Program in October 2015, Daniel Huppmann was on a Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in the Civil Engineering Department. During this time, he was also affiliated as a Visiting Fellow at the think-tank Resources for the Future (RFF), Washington D.C. Before his research sojourn in the US, he worked at the Department of Energy-Transportation-Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany.
Dr. Huppmann graduated with a doctorate in economics from Technical University Berlin after successfully completing the structured PhD program at DIW Berlin, defending his dissertation summa cum laude in June 2014. He also studied Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology, where he earned an MSc degree in 2010. In his research, Dr. Huppmann focuses on the intersection of Operations Research, game theory, energy economics, and climate & environmental policy. His emphasis is on multi-stage games in the global crude oil and natural gas markets, and strategic investment in electricity networks and other infrastructure.
At IIASA, Dr. Huppmann works on the Energy-Climate-Food-Water Nexus and the the Horizon 2020 projects SET-Nav and CD-LINKS, which aims to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development objectives. His research revolves around a better representation of human behavior, technology diffusion, and disaggregated spatial/temporal aspects in Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) and energy-economy-environment-engineering (e4) tools, in particular the MESSAGE model.