Dr. Anna Pegels

Department: Sustainable Economic and Social Development

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Economist

Work areas:
  • Low carbon development
  • Renewable energies
  • Green industrial policy
  • Behavioural economics
  • Energy efficiency


since 2008German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Senior Researcher
2005-2007Ruhr University Bochum
Dr. rer. oec. (economics)
Thesis on: “Growth in developing countries through international technology transfer”
1998-2005Ruhr University Bochum
Study of economics, Diplom-Ökonomin

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Anna.Pegels@remove-this.die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-202
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130



Cover: The human factor in energy efficiency

The human factor in energy efficiency: lessons from developing countries

Pegels, Anna / Aurelia Figueroa / Babette Never

Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) / Pretoria: National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)


Workshop Bonn Conference for Global Transformation
Realities of Decarbonization: Lessons from ongoing economic transformations

12 May 2015 16-18h
World Conference Center Bonn


Is Germany’s energy transition a case of successful green industrial policy? Contrasting wind and solar PV

Pegels, Anna / Wilfried Lütkenhorst (2014)
in: Energy Policy 74 (11), 522–534


Green industrial policy: managing transformation under uncertainty

Lütkenhorst, Wilfried / Tilman Altenburg / Anna Pegels / Georgeta Vidican (2014)
Discussion Paper 28/2014


Green industrial policy in emerging countries

Pegels, Anna (ed., February 2014)
London: Routledge

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In the media

Green industrial policy: a transition of values

Green Growth Knowledge Platform
9 March 2015