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Prof. Dr. Anne Neumann

Anne Neumann

Professional Activities

12/2010Professor Economic Policy, University of Potsdam
08/2008 Senior Researcher, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
2004-2008Research Associate, Chair of Energy Economics, Dresden University of Technology
10/2007 - 01/2008Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University (Electricity Policy Research Group)
08 - 11/2003Consultant to the Energy Diversification Division, International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD, Paris
2002 - 2004Research Assistant, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
2000 - 2002Tutor for Mathematics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder



07/2007Dr. rer. pol., Dresden University of Technology
04/2004 Diplom-Volkswirtin, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder)

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Natural Gas: Market Trends, Price Formation, and Geopolitics. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2015, doi: 10.1093/reep/reu022 (with Christian von Hirschhausen).
  • Removing Cross-Border Capacity Bottlenecks in the European Natural Gas Market—A Proposed Merchant-Regulatory Mechanism. Networks and Spatial Economics, 2015, doi: 10.1007/s11067-014-9273-3 (with Juan Rosellón and Hannes Weigt).
  • The Globalization of Steam Coal Markets and the Role of Logistics: An Empirical Analysis. Energy Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 105-116, 2012 (with Aleksandar Zaklan, Astrid Cullmann and Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • Access Pricing and Network Expansion in Natural Gas Markets. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 179-183, 2010 (with Georg Meran and Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • Overcoming Data Limitations in Nonparametric Benchmarking: Applying PCA-DEA to Natural Gas Transmission. Review of Network Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010 (with Maria Nieswand and Astrid Cullmann)
  • Does the European Natural Gas Market Pass the Competitive Benchmark of the Theory of Storage? Indirect Tests for Three Major Trading Points. Energy Policy, Vol. 37, No. 12, pp. 5432-5439, 2009 (with Marcus Stronzik and Margarethe Rammerstorfer)
  • Linking Natural Gas Markets – Is LNG Doing its Job? The Energy Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 187-199, 2009
  • Linking Alternative Theories of the Firm – A First Empirical Application to the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry. Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 47-64, 2009 (with Sophia Rüster)
  • Divestiture as an Instrument of a Pro-active Competition Policy: Conceptual Issues and Lessons from International Experiences.The Electricity Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 57-69, 2009 (with Hannes Weigt and Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • Long-Term Contracts and Asset Specificity Revisited: An Empirical Analysis of Producer-Importer Relations in the Natural Gas Industry. Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 131-143, 2008 (with Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • The Prospects for Liquefied Natural Gas Development in the US Energy Policy. Energy Policy, Vol. 36, No. 8, pp. 3160-3168, 2008 (with Sophia Rüster)
  • Wettbewerb im Ferntransport von Erdgas? Technisch-ökonomische Grundlagen und Anwendung auf Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 183-193, 2007 (with Christian von Hirschhausen and Sophia Rüster)
  • Convergence of European Spot Market Prices for Natural Gas? A Real-Time Analysis of Market Integration Using the Kalman Filter. Applied Economics Letters, Vol.13, No.11, pp. 727-732, 2006 (with Boriss Siliverstovs and Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • International Market Integration for Gas? Cointegration Analysis of Gas Prices in Europe, North America and Japan. Energy Economics, Vol. 27, pp. 603-615, 2005 (with Guillaume L´Hegaret, Boriss Siliverstovs and Christian von Hirschhausen)
  • Less Long Term Gas to Europe? A Quantitative Analysis of European Long Term Gas-Supply Contracts. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, Vol. 28, No.3, pp. 175-182, 2004 (with Christian von Hirschhausen)

Work in Progress

  • How do US Natural Gas Producers React to Price Changes?  (earlier version published as: Elasticities of Supply for the US Natural Gas Market. DIW Discussion Paper 1372) (with Micaela Ponce) (submitted).
  • Estimating Alternative Technology Sets in Nonparametric Efficiency Analysis: Restriction Tests for Panel and Clustered Data (with Maria Nieswand and Torben Schubert) (revise and resubmit).
  • Stationarity Changes in Long-Run Fossil Resource Prices: Evidence from Persitance Break Testing. DIW Discussion Paper 1154, 2011 (with Aleksandar Zaklan and Jan Abrell).
  • Facilitating Low-carbon Investments - Lessons from Natural Gas. DIW Discussion Paper 1152, 2011 (with Karsten Neuhoff).

Other Publications

  • Internationale Erdgaspreise: Marktsegmentierung und Transaktionskosten führen zu dauerhafter Preisdivergenz. DIW Wochenbericht 47/2013 (with Micaela Ponce and Christian von Hirschhausen).

  • Welt-Metallmärkte: Steigende Preise bei hoher Marktkonzentration. Wochenbericht 19/11 (with Aleksandar Zaklan and Christian von Hirschhausen).
  • Supply Security and Natural Gas. In: F. Lévêque et al. (eds.) (2010): “Security of Energy Supply in Europe: Natural Gas, Nuclear, and Hydrogen”, Edward Elgar Publ (with Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, and Sophia Rüster).
  • Expected vs. Observed Storage Usage: Limits to Intertemporal Arbitrage (with Georg Zachmann). in Creti, Anna (ed.) (2009): The Economics of Natural Gas Storage: A European Perspective. Springer
  • Horizontale Entflechtung als aktive Wettbewerbspolitik. Wirtschaftsdienst, Vol. 88 (2008), Nr. 5, S. 322-325 (mit Christian von Hirschhausen und Hannes Weigt).
  • Wettbewerb im Markt für Erdgasspeicher, WIK Diskussionsbeitrag Nr. 305 (mit Marcus Stronzik und Margarethe Rammerstorfer) (2008).
  • Deutsche Energiemärkte brauchen mehr Wettbewerb, ifo Schnelldienst 1/2008 S. 13–15 (mit Christian von Hirschhausen und Hannes Weigt).
  • Contribution to the International Energy Agency Publication (2004) „Security of Gas Supply in Open Markets – LNG and Power at a Turning Point“, Paris, OECD.
  • Infrastrukturausbau in Europa – Mehr Investitionen und höhere Effizienz durch bessere Regulierung? Ergebnisse einer internationalen Konferenz des DIW Berlin. DIW Wochenbericht 49/03 (with Christian von Hirschhausen and Andreas Kappeler).
  • Liberalisierung der europäischen Gaswirtschaft: Neue Regulierungsbehörde soll mehr Wettbewerb schaffen. DIW Wochenbericht 36-37/03 (with Christian von Hirschhausen).

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Universität Potsdam 
Professur für Wirtschaftspolitik
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