Goedeking, Nicholas

Photo: Dr. Nicholas Goedeking is a Comparative Political Economist and Researcher in the Research Programme "Environmental Governance".

Dr. Nicholas Goedeking

Research programme
Environmental Governance


Comparative Political Economy

Work areas

  • Urban climate governance
  • Political economy of climate change
  • Politics of public investment


  • Young Scientist Summer Program Fellowship, 2021, US National Academy of Sciences
  • Bryan Wilson Grant, 2020, UC Berkeley
  • ERP Fellowship, 2017-2019, Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2018, UC Berkeley
  • German Academic Scholarship Foundation, 2011-14 and 2017-19


since 8/2023German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Researcher , Research programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
4/2022-7/2023University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), New York, NY, USA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
9/2022-7/2023University of California, Berkeley, Energy & Environment Policy Lab, Berkeley, CA / New York, NY, USA
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar
8/2016-5/2022University of California, Berkeley, Rausser College of Natural Resources, Berkeley, CA, USA
PhD, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
6/2021-8/2021International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria / Berlin, Germany
Research Fellow, YSSP, US National Academy of Sciences
5/2019-6/2019World Resources Institute (WRI), Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Washington, DC
Visiting Research Fellow
2/2019-4/2019Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, DC
Green Finance Consultant (Externship), Capital Markets & Financial Institutions
3/2016-7/2016ABB Ltd, Brussels, Belgium
Public Affairs Manager
10/2015-2/2016European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, Brussels, Belgium
Blue Book Trainee, Energy Efficiency (ENER.C.3)
5/2015-9/2015German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), Berlin, Germany
Trainee & Executive Assistant
10/2013-9/2014University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, Oxford, UK
MSc, Comparative Social Policy
10/2010-6/2013University of Durham, Van Mildert College, Durham, UK
BA Hons, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
7/2009-7/2010German Development Service (DED), Poneloya, Nicaragua
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Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



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