Merla Kubli

  Merla Kubli

Merla Kubli
ZHAW School of Engineering
Technoparkstrasse 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 72 59

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

Expertise and research interests

System Dynamics, decentralised energy systems, Group Model Building, economics, energy modelling.

Educational background

2012-2014 MSc System Dynamics, Erasmus Mundus European Master in System Dynamics (University of Bergen, New University Lisbon, Radboud University Nijmegen).
2008-2011 BA Business Administration and Economics with a major in economics, University of Basel.

Professional milestones

since 2015 Research Associate at INE, ZHAW
since 2015 PhD candidate at the university of St. Gallen, Institute for Economy and the Environment
2014-2015 Research Assistant at INE, ZHAW
2011-2012 Ministry of Urban Development Kanton Basel-Stadt, Department of Presidential Affairs (research intern)
2010 Obergoms Tourism AG (assistant of the CEO)
2009 Oekosophie GmbH (assistant)

Membership of networks


Project team leader

Project team member


Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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Decentralisation dynamics in energy systems: A generic simulation of network effects


Energy Research & Social Science, 13 71–83. Peer reviewed.

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Interdisciplinary Modeling of Energy Transition in Rural and Urban Systems


CISBAT 2015 International Conference on "Future Buildings & Districts – Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale", 9-11 September 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. Peer reviewed.

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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Netznutzungstarife im Zielkonflikt: Anreize für den Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien versus Verursachergerechtigkeit

: SCCER CREST White Paper Nr. 2.

SCCER CREST White Paper Series


Grid financing strategies in the death spiral: a simulation based analysis of grid tariff designs


Proceedings of the 39rd International Association for Energy Economics International Conference

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Simulating the Capacity Expansion of Renewable Energies in the Swiss Electricity Market


Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

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Transition patterns of distributed energy generation concepts considering network effects


Proceedings of International Conference CISBAT 2015 Future Buildings and Districts Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Master thesis: "The Impacts of Governmental Policies on the Investment
Decision for Renewable Energies in the Swiss Electricity Market"