Dr. Janosch Ondraczek
Former Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics and guest researcher at the Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change (FNU), University of Hamburg.
Dr. Janosch Ondraczek studied environmental and resource economics (Master of Science, University College London, 2004) and European business (Diplom-Betriebswirt, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, and Bachelor of Arts, University of Portsmouth, 2003).
Janosch joined FNU in late 2009 and pursued his Ph.D. in Economics on a part-time basis until December 2014. His Ph.D. research at the Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change focused on "Harnessing the sun: The economics of solar photovoltaic electricity in East Africa". As part of his Ph.D. he investigated various economic and social aspects of expanding the use of solar energy in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as globally. He returned to FNU as a visiting academic in early 2019 to pursue follow-on research into the economics of solar PV electricity in Africa.
From 2011 to 2014, Janosch was also a guest research scholar at IIASA's research group on Risk, Policy and Vulnerability in Laxenburg, Austria.
Janosch has worked as a consultant and project manager on renewable energy projects (project finance, transactions and strategy advice) at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hamburg from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, he joined the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg as an energy economist, again working on renewable energy projects in Europe, but also in Northern and sub-Saharan Africa and the Caucasus region.
Further information: Academic C.V. including list of publications (available upon request) and LinkedIn profile.
- Renewable energy sources (especially wind and solar)
- Regulation and promotion of renewable energy markets
- Climate change impacts and mitigation
- Energy and sustainable development
Selected research publications
Ondraczek, J., Komendantova, N., Patt, A. (2015), WACC the dog: The effect of financing costs on the levelized cost of solar PV power. Renewable Energy (75), March 2015, pp. 888-898.
Ondraczek, J. (2014), Harnessing the sun: The economics of solar photovoltaic electricity in East Africa. Ph.D. thesis, Universität Hamburg, Department of Economics, December 2014. [Available from the author upon request.]
Ondraczek, J. (2014), Are we there yet? Improving solar PV economics and power planning in developing countries: The case of Kenya. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (30), February 2014, pp. 604-615.
Lay, J, Ondraczek, J., Stoever, J. (2013), Renewables in the energy transition: Evidence on solar home systems and lighting fuel choice in Kenya. Energy Economics (40), November 2013, pp. 350-359.
Ondraczek, J. (2013), The sun rises in the east (of Africa): A comparison of the development and status of the solar energy markets in Kenya and Tanzania. Energy Policy (56), May 2013, pp. 407-417.
Ondraczek, J., Stoever, J., Lay, J., Jacobson, A. (2012), Household Lighting Fuel Costs in Kenya. Lighting Global Market Intelligence Note, No. 2, December 2012.
Ondraczek, J. (2011), The Sun Rises in the East (of Africa): A Comparison of the Development and Status of the Solar Energy Markets in Kenya and Tanzania, Background Paper. Working Paper FNU-195, University of Hamburg and Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Science, Hamburg. [Available from the author upon request.]
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