Dr. Roland Meyer

Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen

Main research fields:

  • Market Design
  • Regulation and investment
  • Vertical unbundling

Phone: +49 421 200-4869
E-mail: ro.meyer@jacobs-university.de

Biography

Roland Meyer is a post-doctoral research fellow at Jacobs University Bremen. His main research interest is on regulation and market design. In his Ph.D. he analyzed vertical relations and integration economies in the electricity supply industry. Since then he participated in several research projects on regulation, smart grids and investment in networks and generation capacity. As a research fellow at Jacobs University, Roland’s main research field is now market design issues raised by the ongoing transition of the electricity industry to low-carbon generation. Roland holds a diploma in economics from the University of Kiel and a Ph.D. in energy economics at Jacobs University Bremen.

Career

Since Apr. 2011 Post-doctoral research fellow at Jacobs University Bremen
Projects and activities:

  • Research projects on energy market design and regulation.
  • Teaching
  • Co-editor of the discussion paper series "Bremen Energy Working Papers".
Jan.2013 – Feb. 2013 Guest researcher at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Lappeenranta, Finland.
Projects and activities:

  • "Analysis of Capacity Remunerative Mechanisms (CRMs) from the Internat Electricity Market Point of View"; research project funded by Elforsk, Sweden.
July 2010 – Apr. 2011 Research fellow at Bremer Energie Institut.
Selected projects:

  • UNECOM (“Unbundling of Energy Companies – Will it be Worth it?”) (02/07-12/11).
  • Anreiz- oder Hemmniswirkungen der Anreizregulierung (09/10-01/11).
Feb. 2007 – Apr. 2011 PhD at Jacobs University Bremen in cooperation with Bremer Energie Institut
Projects and activities:

  • UNECOM (“Unbundling of Energy Companies – Will it be Worth it?”).
  • Teaching Assistant at Jacobs University Bremen.
Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2005 Research Associate at the Institute for Regional Research, University of Kiel.
Projects:

  • EU projects for the assessment of spatial impacts of European transport policy (IASON, ESPON and TRANS-TOOLS).
  • Panel Study for the Analysis of the Labour Market in Schleswig-Holstein (IAB-Betriebspanel 2003).

Education

Feb. 2007 – Apr. 2011 PhD at Jacobs University Bremen

  • “Vertical Economies of Scope in Electricity Supply – Analysing the Costs of Ownership Unbundling”.
Jan. 2003 Diploma in Economics at University of Kiel.

  • Specialization: Microeconomics, Econometrics, International Trade, Public Finance.
Feb. 2002 – Apr. 2002 Diploma thesis

  • “Internationale Koordination der Wirtschaftspolitik großer offener Volkswirtschaften” (International Coordination of Economic Policy Measures of Large Open Economies).
Apr. 1999 – Dec. 2002 Graduate Studies in Economics at University of Kiel.
Apr. 1997 – Mar. 1999 Undergraduate Studies in Business Administration and Economics at University of Mannheim.

Teaching Experience

Teaching at Jacobs University Bremen:

  • "Global Energy Markets"
  • "Integrated Environmental Studies"
  • "Introduction to Economics"

Main Research Fields

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Industrial Economics and competition policy
  • Regulation and investment in electricity markets
  • Energy Market Design
  • Vertical unbundling

Other Experiences and Activities

  • Co-editor of the BER working paper series: Bremen Energy Working Papers (BEWP)
  • Guest editor of CRNI Special Issue “Ownership Unbundling in Network Industries“, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol. 12, No.4
  • Application for and management of third-party funded research projects
  • Consulting experience in regulation and market design
  • Referee for several peer-reviewed economic journals
  • Close professional network with practitioners from energy companies in Germany through cooperation in research and consultancy studies (e.g. dena Smart-Meter-Studie, dena Verteilnetzstudie, EnBW Verteilnetzstudie, Amprion-Studie)
  • Close professional network with European researchers and research institutions of various disciplines (e.g. Vienna University of Business and Economics; Centrum für Europäische Politik (CEP), Freiburg; Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Delft University of Technology)
  • Presentations on international academic and practical conferences and workshops
  • Experience in web design for project websites and the Jacobs University work group “Bremen Energy Research”

Publications

  • Meyer, R., Brunekreeft, G., Palovic, M. & Speiser, D. (2017). Regulatorischer Umgang mit Multi-use-Speichern in Stromverteilungsnetzen. Magazin für die Energiewirtschaft, Nr. 6, 2017, 51-53.
  • Meyer, R., Brunekreeft, G., Palovic, M. & Speiser, D. (2017). Regulatorische Herausforderungen für Multi-Use-Speicher in Stromverteilnetzen – ein Ausschreibungsmodell. Bremen Energy Working Papers, No. 26, Jacobs University Bremen.
  • Vaterlaus, S., Schneider Y., Elias, G., Brunekreeft, G. & Meyer, R. (2016). Die Ermittlung des technologischen Fortschritts anhand von Unternehmensdaten – Der Einsatz der Malmquist-Methode im deutschen Regulierungsrahmen. Final Report, August 24, 2016.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Buchmann, M., & Meyer, R. (2016). The Rise of Third Parties and the Fall of Incumbents: The Case of Germany, The Energy Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2,243-262.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2016). Anreizregulierung bei Stromverteilnetzen: Effizienz versus Investitionen, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 17(2): 172–187.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Buchmann, M., and Meyer, R. (2016). New Developments in Electricity Markets Following Lage-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy, in: Finger, M. and Jaag, Chr. (editors), The Routledge Companion to Network Industries,Routledge Companions, 2016.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Buchmann, M., Hattori, T. & Meyer, R. (2016). Evaluation of Strategy of Power Generation Business under Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 23, March 2016.
  • Meyer, R. and Gore, O. (2015). Cross-Border Effects of Capacity Mechanisms: Do Uncoordinated Market Design Changes Contradict the Goals of the European Market Integration?, Energy Economics, 51, 9-20.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2015), Anreizregulierung bei Stromverteilnetzen: Effizienz versus Investitionen, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 21, April 2015.
  • Dena-SMS (2014), Einführung von Smart Metern in Deutschland. Analyse von Rolloutszenarien und ihren regulatorischen Implikationen, Regulatorisches Gutachten, July 2014.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Goto, M., Meyer, R., Maruyama, M., and Hattori, T. (2014). Unbundling of electricity TSO in Germany – An experience, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 16, March 2014.
  • Meyer, R., Gore, O., Brunekreeft, G., and Viljainen, S. (2014). Analysis of Capacity Remunerative Mechanisms (CRMs) in Europe from the Internal Electricity Market Point of View, Final Report, Elforsk, April 2014.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Meyer, R., and Rammerstorfer, M. (2013). Auction Design for a Strategic Reserve Market for Generation Adequacy: On the Incentives under Different Auction Scoring Rules, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 14, September 2013.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2013). Preisspitzen und Investitionsanreize für Reservekapazitäten im deutschen Strommarkt, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen.
  • Dena-VNS (2012). Ausbau- und Innovationsbedarf der deutschen Stromverteilnetze bis 2030. Dena Verteilnetzstudie, Regulatorisches Gutachten, December 2012.
  • Bauknecht, D., Brunekreeft, G., and Meyer R. (2012). From Niche to Mainstream: The evolution of Renewable Energy in German Electricity Market, in: Perry Sioshansi, Evolution of Global Energy Markets, 2013.
  • Meyer R. (2012). Vertical Economies and the Costs of Separating Electricity Supply – A Review of Theoretical and Empirical Literature, The Energy Journal, 33(4).
  • Meyer, R. (2012). Economies of Scope in Electricity Supply and the Costs of Vertical Separation for Different Unbundling Scenarios, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 42(1).
  • Meyer, R. (2011). Benchmarking Economies of Vertical Integration in U.S. Electricity Supply: An Application of DEA, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 12(4).
  • Brandstätt, C., Friedrichsen, N., Meyer, R., and Palovic, M. (2012). Roles and Responsibilities in Smart Grids: A country comparis, 9th International Conference on the European Energy Market, conference publication.
  • Brunekreeft, G., Damsgaard, N., De Vries, L., Fritz, P., and Meyer, R. (2011). A Raw Model for a North European Capacity Market – A Discussion Paper, Final Report, Elforsk, June 2011.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2011). Kapitalkosten und Kraftwerksinvestitionen bei zunehmender Einspeisung aus erneuerbaren Energien – Die Diskussion um Kapazitätsmärkte, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 60(1), 62-73.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2011). Netzinvestitionen im Strommarkt: Anreiz- oder Hemmniswirkungen der deutschen Anreizregulierung?, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 61(1/2), 40-43.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2011). Regulation and Regulatory Risk in the Face of Large Transmission Investment, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 12(2).
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2010). Anreiz- oder Hemmniswirkungen des regulatorischen Rahmens für Erweiterungsinvestitionen der Stromübertragungsnetze, Studie für Amprion GmbH, Bremer Energie Institut, September 2010.
  • Brunekreeft, G. and Meyer, R. (2009). Entflechtung auf den europäischen Strommärkten: Stand der Debatte, in: Knieps, G. and Weiß, H.-J., 2009, Fallstudien zur Netzökonomie, Gabler, Wiesbaden.
  • Gedeon, E., Herrmann, H., Meyer, R., Schneekloth, N., and Schulz, A.-C. (2004). IAB-Betriebspanel Report 2003. Arbeitgeberbefragung Schleswig-Holstein. Bericht im Auftrag des Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr des Landes Schleswig-Holstein. Beiträge aus dem Institut für Regionalforschung der Universität Kiel, Nr. 39.
  • Bröcker, J., Capello, R., Lundqvist, L., Meyer, R., Rouwendal, J., Schneekloth, N., Spairani, A., Spangenberg, M., Spiekermann, K., van Vuuren, D., Vickerman, R., and Wegener, M. (2004). Territorial Impact of EU Transport and TEN Policies. Final Report of Action 2.1.1 of the European Spatial Planning Observation Network ESPON 2006.
  • Bröcker, J., Meyer, R., Schneekloth, N., Schürmann, C., Spiekermann, K., and Wegener, M. (2004). Modelling the Socio-economic and Spatial Impacts of EU Transport Policy. Deliverable 6 of IASON (Integrated Appraisal of Spatial Economic and Network Effects of Transport Investments and Policies).