Policy field

Governance of Technology, Infrastructure and Energy

The governance of technology, infrastructure and energy (TIE) has become a major policy concern – whether in government, business or civil society. A good example of a project that demonstrates the typical challenges TIE actors face is the German Energiewende (energy transition), which aims to phase out nuclear power while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing these challenges within the required time frame requires new forms of interaction between the actors at the local and international levels and the involvement of corporate, public and civil society stakeholders. Given the wide range of economic, social, physical and technological factors to consider, the ability of political and administrative systems to manage this policy field effectively and efficiently depends on the creation of a reliable framework for transparent and efficient governance. To foster interdisciplinary exchange and stronger policy integration, the Hertie School of Governance has established a faculty working group with researchers from different public policy fields.

Public events

Policy field speaker

Faculty and researchers

  • Jobst Fiedler, Resident Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus

  • Gerhard Hammerschmid, Professor of Public and Financial Management

  • Lion Hirth, Assistant Professor of Governance of Digitalisation and Energy Policy

  • Claudia Kemfert, Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability

  • Jan Christoph Minx, Professor for Science Policy and Sustainable Development

  • Andrea Römmele, Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society 

  • Kai Wegrich, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy