Lion Hirth is Assistant Professor of Governance of Digitalisation and Energy Policy at the Hertie School. His research interests lie in the economics of wind and solar power, energy policy instruments and electricity market design, as well as open data and open-source modelling. Lion is also Research Fellow at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Director of the consulting firm Neon, and Secretary of Strommarkttreffen, a network of energy professionals. His academic publications on the market value of wind energy and on the integration of renewable energy into power systems have won several awards. He holds a PhD in Energy Economics, and Diploma in Economics, and a Magister in Political Science.
This professorship is funded by the Karl Schlecht Foundation.