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Prof. Dr. Regina Betz

Prof. Dr. Regina Betz

Prof. Dr. Regina Betz

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Energy and Environment
Bahnhofplatz 12
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 49 54

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Head of Center for Energy and the Environment(CEE)

Position at the ZHAW

Professor for Energy and Environmental Economics

Professional development teaching

CAS Klimastrategien

Expertise and research interests

Design and evaluation of policy instruments such as taxes and market based approaches to combat climate change, air pollution, enhance energy efficiency or uptake of renewable energy
Exerpimental economics

Educational background

2003 Ph.D. at German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
1997 Master / Diploma in economics at University of Trier

Professional milestones

2019- : Co-President National Science Foundation (NFP) 73: Sustainable Economy
2018- : President of Swiss Association for Energy Economics (SAEE)
2014-2020: Council member Öko-Institut e.V.
2014-2016: Fellow at the Centre for Religion, Economy and Politics of the University of Basel
Since 2013: Senior Lecturer für Economics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Since 2012: Visiting fellow at Centre for Energy Policy and Economics, ETH Zurich
2013-2017: Research Coordinator at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), UNSW Sydney
2011-2012: Visiting fellow at the Chair of political economy of University of Zurich
2005-2012: Joint Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)and Senior Lecturer School of Economics, Business School, UNSW Sydney.

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Ancev, T. / Betz, R. / Contreras, Z. 2012, The New South Wales load based licensing scheme for NOX: Lessons learnt after a decade of operation, Ecological Economics, 80, S. 70–78.

Twomey, P. / Betz, R. / MacGill, I. 2012, Achieving additional emission reductions under a cap-and-trade scheme, Climate Policy, 12(4), S. 424-439.

Betz, R. / Owen, T. 2010, The Implications of Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme for its National Electricity Market, Energy Policy, 38( 9), S. 4966-4977.

Betz, R. / Seifert, S. / Cramton, P. / Kerr, S. 2010, Auctioning greenhouse gas emissions permits in Australia, Australian Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 54, S. 219–238.

Betz, R. / Sanderson, T. / Ancev, T. 2010, In or out: Efficient inclusion of installations in an Emissions Trading Scheme?, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 37(2), S. 162-179.

Jotzo, F. / Betz, R. 2009, Australia’s emissions trading scheme: opportunities and obstacles for linking, Climate Policy, 9(4), S. 402–414.

Schleich, J. / Rogge, K. / Betz, R. 2009, Incentives for energy efficiency in the EU Emission Trading Scheme, Energy Efficiency, 2( 1), S. 37–67.

Betz, R. / Stafford, A. 2008, The policy issues arising with the linking of international emissions trading schemes, Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal, special issue on Emissions Trading, 27( 1), S. 86-104.

Betz, R. / Rogge, K. / Schleich, J. 2006, EU Emission Trading: An Early Analysis of National Allocation Plans for 2008-2012, Climate Policy, 6( 4), S. 361-394.

Neuhoff, K., Ahman, M., Betz R., Claudius, J., Ferrario, F., Holmgren, K., Pal, G., Grubb, M., Matthes, F., Rogge, K., Sato, M., Schleich, J., Tuerk, A., Kettner, C., Walker, N. 2006, Implications of announced Phase 2 National Allocation Plans for the EU ETS, Climate Policy, 6(4), S. 411-422.

Betz, R. / Rogge, K. / Schön, M. 2006, Domestic Climate Projects: Limited opportunities in Germany but example for others?, Energy and Environment, 17( 4), S. 569-582.

Betz, R. / Eichhammer, W. / Schleich, J. 2004, Designing National Allocation Plans for EU Emissions Trading – A First Analysis of the Outcome, Energy and Environment, 15( 3), S. 375-425.

Wartmann, S. C. / Cremer, C. / Betz, R. 2001, Bedeutung des Bonner Beschlusses und der Ergebnisse aus Marrakesch für die langfristige Senkung der Treibhausgasemissionen. Eine Analyse der Angebots- und Nachfrageseite, Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 25( 4), S. 263-272.

Michaelowa, A. / Betz, R. 2001, Implications of EU Enlargement on the EU Greenhouse Gas “Bubble” and Internal Burden Sharing, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 1( 2), S. 267-279.

Betz, R. 2003, Emissionshandel zur Bekämpfung des Treibhauseffektes. Die Auswirkungen der Ausgestaltung auf die Transaktionskosten – am Beispiel Deutschland, IRB Verlag, Stuttgart.

Edler, J.; Betz, R.; K. Blind; S. Bührer; B. Bührlen; B. Ebersberger; E. Eichhammer; M. Friedewald; S. Hafner; K. Menrad; K. Ostertag; M. Ragwitz; T. Reiß; K. Rogge; J. Schleich; R. Walz; J. Wengel 2006, Nachfrageorientierte Innovationspolitik, TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 99, Karlsruhe/Berlin.

Betz R. / Rogge K. / Schleich J. 2006, Die Innovationswirkungen der Allokationsregeln im Treibhausgasemissionsrechtehandel, in Nachfrageorientierte Innovationspolitik, Edler J. et al. (Hrsg.), TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr.99, Karlsruhe/Berlin, S. 294-302.

Schleich, J. / Betz, R. / Bradke, H. / Walz, R. 2004, Der Allokationsplan, in Emissionshandel, Lucht, M. & Spangerdt, G. (Hrsg.), Heidelberg, S. 101-116.

Schleich, J. / Betz, R. / Gagelmann, F. / Jochem, E. / Koewener, D. 2002, Germany: Unification and contradiction, in Climate Change and Power, Vrolijk, Christiaan (Ed.), The Royal Institute for International Affairs, Earthscan Publications, London, S. 148-176.

Betz, R. 2000, The Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) Projects of the E7 Initiative: Renewable Energy Supply Systems in Indonesia. A Case Study, in Climate Policy and Development, Michaelowa, A. / Dutschke, M. (Ed.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, S. 91-132.

Jones, M.C., Twomey, P., MacGill, I., Betz, R. 2011, Australia - Finally a Carbon Pricing Scheme?, in Greenhouse Gas Market 2011, Asia and Beyond: the Roadmap to Global Carbon & Energy Markets, published by International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

Betz, R., MacGill, I. und Passey, R. 2011, Australian Domestic Offset Policies: An example for achieving real greenhouse gas emissions reductions?, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 16(4), S. 11-15.

Betz, R. und Cludius, J. 2010, Post-Copenhagen: A Perspective from Australia and its Asian-Pacific Neighbours, Auslandsinformationen 3/2010, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Berlin, S.123-126.

Betz, R. / S. Seifert / K.-M. Ehrhart / B. Greiner / A. Ortmann / S. Schweitzer 2010, Experimental Testing of Possible Designs for the Australian Carbon Pollution Permit Allocation Auction, Final report for the Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency (DCC), Canberra.

Betz, R. und Neuhoff, K. 2008, The use of auction revenues to avoid negative impact on poor households, in: Neuhoff and Matthes (Ed.) The Role of Auctions for Emissions Trading, Climate Strategies Report, Cambridge.

Rogge, K. / Schleich, J./ Betz, R./ Cozijnsen, J. 2006, Increasing the Ambition of EU Emissions Trading, A report for Greenpeace International.

Betz, R. / Sato, M. 2006, Emissions trading: Lessons learnt from the 1st phase of EU ETS and prospects for the 2nd Phase, Climate Policy, 6(4), S. 351-359.

Ewringmann, D./ Bergmann, H./ Bertenrath, R./ Betz, R./ Dünnebeil, F./ Lambrecht, U./ Liebig, L./ Rogge, K./ Schade, W. 2005, Emissionshandel im Verkehr - Ansätze für einen möglichen Up-Stream-Handel im Verkehr, Forschungsbericht 202 14 198, UBA-FB 000825, Köln.

Betz, R. / Schleich, J. / Rogge, K. 2005, Flexible Instrumente im Klimaschutz – Eine Anleitung für Unternehmen, Karlsruhe.

Schleich, J. / Betz, R. 2004, EU Emissions Trading and Transaction Costs for Small and Medium Sized Companies, Intereconomics, 39(3), S. 121-123.

Walz, R. / Betz, R. 2003, Interaction of EU directive with German climate policy instruments, Final report for the Interact Project, Karlsruhe.

Betz, R. / Walz, R. / Schleich, J. / Nathani, C. 1999, A Review of Employment Effects of European Union Policies and Measures for CO2-Emission Reductions, Report for WWF Germany. Karlsruhe.

Betz, R. / Eichhammer, W. / Jochem, E. / Schön, M. 1999, The Kyoto Target of the EU: Implications of the Burden Sharing and the Greenhouse Gas Basket for CO2-emissions in the Member States, Volume 11, The Shared Analysis Project, Karlsruhe.