Dr. Anna Pechan


Research Associate at Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen)

Main research fields:

  • Market Design
  • Regulation
  • Renewable Energies

Phone: +49 421 200-4869
E-mail: apechan@constructor.university



Anna Pechan is a post-doctoral research associate at Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen). Her main research interest is on electricity market design, renewable energy support and network regulation. In her Ph.D. thesis she analysed the impact of climate change on the energy sector and effects of renewable energy support mechanisms.
Anna holds a Bachelor degree in European Economics Studies from Bamberg University, a Master degree in Sustainability Economics and Management from Oldenburg University and a PhD in economics from Oldenburg University.


Since May 2019 Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen)
Research associate - Work group of Prof. Brunekreeft (Bremen Energy Research)
Jan. 2018 – Apr. 2019 Project manager at the Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility of Bremen in the project “BREsilient – climate resilient future city Bremen“
May 2017 – Dec. 2017 Research Associate at Oldenburg University for the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI)
Oct. 2009 – Mar. 2017 Research Associate at Oldenburg University in the projects “Chameleon – Adapting Energy & Transport to Climate Change “ (2009-14) and “de.zentral – Institutional and technical consistent energy strategies for a centralized or decentralized energy transition in Germany“(2013-17)


Mar. 2010 – Sep. 2015 Ph.D. in Economics from Oldenburg University
Topic: Utilities in a changing environment: Adaptation to climate change and the Energy Transition
Oct. 2007 – Feb. 2010 M.A. in Sustainability Economics and Management from Oldenburg University
Oct. 2004 – Sep. 2007 B.A. in European Economic Studies from Bamberg University

Teaching Experience

Teaching experience at Oldenburg University

  • Resource Economics (Master level)
  • Foundations of Economic Policy (Master level)
  • Practical Project: Adaptation to Climate Change (Master level)

Teaching experience at FOM, Bremen

  • New Institutional Economics (Bachelor level)

Main Research Fields

Energy Economics

  • Market design
  • Regulation
  • Renewable Energies


  • Brunekreeft, G., Buchmann, M., and Pechan, A. (forthcoming 2020). Regulatory and Institutional Aspects of the Smart Grids, in: Flath, C., Madlener, R. and van Dinther, C. (editors), Smart Grid Economics and Management, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Neetzow, P.; A. Pechan, K. Eisenack (2018). Electricity storage and transmission: Complements or substitutes?, Energy Economics, 76, S. 367-377.
  • Pechan, A. (2018). Where do all the windmills go? Influence of the institutional setting on the spatial distribution of renewable energy installation, Energy Economics, 65, S. 75-86.
  • Schmid, E., A. Pechan, M. Mehnert, K. Eisenack (2017). Imagine all these futures: On heterogeneous preferences and mental models in the German energy transition, Energy Research & Social Science, 27, S. 45-56.
  • Vetter, A, E. Chrischilles, K. Eisenack, C. Kind, P. Mahrenholz, A. Pechan (2017). Anpassung an den Klimawandel als neues Politikfeld (Status Quo), in: Brasseur G.; Jacob, D. (edt.), Klimawandel in Deutschland: Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Springer
  • Schmid, E., B. Knopf, A. Pechan (2016). Putting an energy system transformation into practice: The case of the German Energiewende, Energy Research & Social Science, 11, S. 263-275.
  • Rotter, M., E. Hoffmann, A. Pechan, R. Stecker (2016). Competing priorities: how actors and institutions influence adaptation of the German railway system. Climatic Change, 137, 609-623.
  • Pechan, A., Eisenack, K. (2014). The impact of heat waves on electricity spot markets, Energy Economics, Vol. 43, pp. 63-71.
  • Pechan, A. (2014). Which Incentives Does Regulation Give to Adapt Network Infrastructure to Climate Change? - A German Case Study, Oldenburg Discussion Papers in Economics, V-365-14.
  • Eisenack, K., S. Moser, E. Hoffmann, R. Klein, C. Oberlack, A. Pechan, M. Rotter, and C. Termeer (2014). Explaining and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation, Nature Climate Change 4(10), 867-872.