Martin Palovic, M.A.


Research Associate at Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen)

Main research fields:

  • Regulation
  • Pricing
  • Gas Grids

Phone: +49 421 200-4866



Martin Palovic is a PhD student and a research associate at Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen). His main research interests are innovation-related network pricing issues and the role of natural gas within the energy transition. In his Ph.D., he evaluates coordination mechanisms used in the energy sector and discusses their further development necessary to account for the increasing decentralization of the sector. Since finishing his M.A. studies, he participated on a range of research and industrial projects related to gas trading, smart grids, demand response, energy storage and supply security of the EU. Within his research position at Jacobs University, he focuses on the synergies stemming from the integration of energy networks and bio-methane cross-border trade. Martin holds a M.A. degree in international political economy from Constructor University.


Since Jun. 2012 Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen)
Research associate - Work group of Prof. Brunekreeft (Bremen Energy Research)
Research project work
Topics: Synergies stemming from the integration of energy networks, cross-border bio-methane trade, gas trade in Germany
Sep. 2010 – May 2012 Bremer Energie Institut
Research associate for the fields energy economics and geopolitics
Research project work
Topics: Energy supply security of the EU, smart grids, demand response, energy storage
Jan. 2007 – Jun. 2010 Bremer Energie Institut
Student Assistant
Support within research projects from the energy sector
Topics: Employment analysis, energy and climate concept development, power-supply analysis of northern Germany


Oct. 2013 - Oct 2016 PhD Candidate in Economics at Jacobs University Bremen

  • PhD Thesis (preliminary): “Coordination in smart energy systems: Contracting and pricing.”
Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2010 M.A. in International Political Economy at Jacobs University Bremen

  • M.A. Thesis: “White Certificates: Evaluation of interactions between the European Emission Trading and energy efficiency trading present in Europe.”
Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2008 B.A. in Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs University Bremen

  • B.A. Thesis: “Residential heat consumption: Examination of consumer behaviour from an interdisciplinary angle.”


Max Kaase Fellowship

  • For academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010

Teaching Experience

Teaching at Jacobs University Bremen

  • For academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010

Main Research Fields

Energy Economics

  • Pricing theory
  • Coordination mechanisms


  • 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.
  • 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.