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Sarah Hafner

  Sarah Hafner

Sarah Hafner

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Nachhaltige Energiesysteme
Technoparkstrasse 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 42 54

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Associate Researcher

Expertise and research interests

Energy Policy, Business Model Innovation in the context of Sustainable Energy Transitions, Sustainable Energy Finance, Macroeconomics, Modelling of socio-technical and socio-economic dynamics, System Dynamics

Educational background

PhD Economics/Sustainability, Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University), Cambridge, UK, 2016 - 2020
MSc. System Dynamics, University of Bergen, Norway, 2014 - 2016
MSc. Economics, Universität Konstanz, Germany, 2006 - 2010

Professional milestones

Postdoc Researcher, Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University), Cambridge, UK, 2020
Lecturer, Department of Economics and International Business, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 2018
Researcher, Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS), Neuenburg, 2012 - 2014
Intern, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland, 2011 - 2012

Membership of networks



Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Peer-reviewed articles

Hafner, S., Jones, A., & Anger-Kraavi, A. (2021). Economic impacts of achieving a net-zero emissions target in the energy sector. Journal of Cleaner Production, 127610.

Hafner, S., Anger-Kraavi, A., Monasterolo, I., & Jones, A. (2020). Emergence of New Economics Energy Transition Models: A Review. Ecological Economics, 177, 106779.

Hafner, S., Jones, A., Anger-Kraavi, A., & Pohl, J. (2020). Closing the green finance gap – A systems perspective. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 26-60.

Jones, A., Taylor, N., Hafner, S., & Kitchen, J. (2020). Finance for a future of sustainable prosperity. Area.

Hafner, S., James, O., & Jones, A. (2019). A scoping review of barriers to investment in climate change solutions. Sustainability, 11(11), 3201.

Working papers

Jones, A., Mair, S., Ward, J., Druckman, A., Lyon, F., Christie, I., & Hafner, S. (2016). Indicators for sustainable prosperity? Challenges and potentials for indicator use in political processes. CUSP Working paper.

S. Hafner, S. & Lilliestam, J. (2019). The Global Renewable Power Support Dataset. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) & Anglia Ruskin University, Potsdam & Cambridge (2019), 10.5281/zenodo.3371375.