Prof. Dr. Genia Kostka

Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, funded by the Karl Schlecht Foundation

Genia Kostka is a Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research and teaching interests are in energy governance, public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on China. Before coming to the Hertie School of Governance, she was an assistant professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and, prior to that, a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Berlin. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA with specialisations in International Economics and International Development from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Regulation and Governance, Business & Politics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Journal of Cleaner Production, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Modern China, and Journal of Contemporary Chinese Studies. In addition to her academic writing, she regularly consults for international organisations, such as the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, GIZ, Oxfam and the World Bank.



Curriculum Vitae

Genia Kostka's curriculum vitae is available online or as download.

Publications

Explore selected publications by Genia Kostka on the Hertie School Research Repository or download an overview here.


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Energy and climate policy scholars and stakeholders to convene at the Hertie School Oct 6-7

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What’s behind the delays in large infrastructure projects?

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Airport BER vs. Gotthard Tunnel? Genia Kostka explains how the German flop project differs from the Swiss top project (in DE).

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Genia Kostka explains why Switzerland is top of the heap when it comes to finishing infrastructure projects.

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Reporting on new research on cost overruns of large infrastructure problems Spiegel online referred to the Hertie School study by Genia Kostka (in...

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Die Welt reports on the results of a governmental expert commission on large infrastructure projects that relied on the infrastructure study by Hertie...

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Handelsblatt Global Edition featured the large infrastructure project study of Genia Kostka.

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The People's Daily China reported on Genia Kostka's study on large infrastructure projects in Germany.

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The Hertie School study "Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany" by Genia Kostka and Jobst Fiedler received great media attention in national,...

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The Hertie School study "Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany" by Genia Kostka and Jobst Fiedler received great media attention in national,...

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Research & Expertise

Professor Kostka's key areas of research interest and expertise are:

  • Energy and climate change governance in emerging markets
  • Political economy with a regional focus on China
  • The governance of infrastructure

Her current research projects at the Hertie School include:


Contact Details

Geraldine Endrizzi
Faculty Assistant to Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Genia Kostka| DIGIWHIST Communications Officer
Phone: Phone +49 (0)30 259 219 -390
Simone Dudziak
Faculty Assistant to Kai Wegrich and Genia Kostka
Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -304