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Lupe

Visiting address / Besucheradresse

Raum H 3158
(Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135)
(Campusplan) (Wegbeschreibung)

Tel. +49-(0)30-314-75837
Fax +49-(0)30-314-26934
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Postal address / Postanschrift

Technische Universität Berlin

Fachgebiet Wirtschafts- und
Infrastrukturpolitik (WIP), Sekretariat H 33,
z. Hd. Ben Wealer

Straße des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Consultation / Sprechstunde

On appointment.

Teaching / Lehre

Topics for papers and theses / Betreuungsthemen

I will advise students in the fields of my research focus. Please contact me for further details.

Research Focus / Forschungsschwerpunkte

Sectors / Sektoren

      • Nuclear Power

        Topics / Themen

            • Organization models for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and storage of radioactive waste
            • Monitoring of the decommissioning process of NPPs
            • Competition and regulation
            • Market design
            • Infrastructure planning and financing

              Methods / Methodik

              • Applied microeconomics
              • New Institutional Economics

              Publications & Presentations / Veröffentlichungen & Vorträge

              Publications / Veröffentlichungen

              • Schneider, M. / Froggatt, A. / Hazemann, J. / Katsuta, T. / Lovins, A. / Ramana, M.V. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. (2019): World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2019. Paris, London: Mycle Schneider Consulting. Download-Link (extern).
              • The World Nuclear Waste Report (2019): Focus Europe, Berlin & Brussels. www.worldnuclearwastereport.org.
              • Wealer, B. / Seidel, J.P. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2019): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Storage of Nuclear Waste: Experiences from Germany, France, and the U.K. In The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power, edited by Reihard Haas, Lutz Mez, and Amela Ajanovic, 261–86. Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, Download-Link (extern).
              • Wealer, B. / Bauer, S. / Göke, L. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Kemfert, C. (2019): High-Priced and Dangerous: Nuclear Power Is Not an Option for the Climate-Friendly Energy Mix. DIW Weekly Report 30/2019, p. 235–43, Download-Link (extern).
              • Wealer, B. / Bauer, S. / Göke, L. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Kemfert, C. (2019): “Zu teuer und gefährlich: Atomkraft ist keine Option für eine klimafreundliche Energieversorgung.” DIW Wochenbericht 30/2019, S. 511–20, Download-Link (extern).
              • Wegel, S. / Czempinski, V. / Oei, P. / Wealer, B. (2019): Transporting and Storing High-Level Nuclear Waste in the U.S.—Insights from a Mathematical Model. Applied Sciences 9 (12), 2437, Download-Link (extern).
              • Sorge, L. / Neumann, A. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. (2019): Nuclear Power, Democracy, Development, and Nuclear Warheads: Determinants for Introducing Nuclear Power. DIW Discussion Paper 1811, Download-Link (extern).
              • Scherwath, T. / Wealer, B. / Mendelevitch, R. (2019): Nuclear Decommissioning after the German Nuclear Phase-Out An. Integrated View on New Regulations and Nuclear Logistics. DIW Discussion Paper 1779, Download-Link (extern).
              • Weiss, F. / Groß, R. / Linowski, S. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. / Zimmerman, T. (2019): How Incumbents Are Adjusting to the Changing Business Environment: A German Case Study.” In Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager - How Service Innovations Will Disrupt the Utility Business Model, edited by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi. Vol. 1. Cambridge, USA: Academic Press.
              • Kunz, F. / Reitz, F. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. (2018): Nuclear Power: Effects of Plant Closures on Electricity Markets and Remaining Challenges. In Energiewende “Made in Germany” Electricity Sector Reform in the European Context, edited by Christian von Hirschhausen, Clemens Gerbaulet, Claudia Kemfert, Casimir Lorenz, and Pao-Yu Oei. Berlin, Germany: Springer International Publishing AG.
              • Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. (2018): Ressourcenfluch Atomkraft. Tagesspiegel Energie und Klima Background, https://background.tagesspiegel.de/ressourcenfluch-atomkraft.
              • Schneider, M. / Froggatt, A. / Johnstone, P. / Stirling, A. / Katsuta, T. / Ramana, M.V. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. / Stienne, A. / Hazemann, J. (2018): World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2018. Paris, London: Mycle Schneider Consulting. Download-Link (extern).
              • Wealer, B. / Kemfert, C. / Gerbaulet, C. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2018): Cost Estimates and Economics of Nuclear Power Plant Newbuild: Literature Survey and Some Modelling Analysis. IAEE Energy Forum, Groningen Special Issue 2018, p. 43–45.
              • Geipel, J. / Liebmann, L. / Resch, G. / Wealer, B. / Holz, F. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2018): Perspectives for Nuclear Power” Issue Paper on Case Study 7.5 Ref. Ares(2018)1398008-14/03/2018. SET-Nav. Brussels, Belgium: European Union.
              • Wealer, B. / Bauer, S. / Landry, N. / Seiß, H. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2018): Nuclear Power Reactors Worldwide – Technology Developments, Diffusion Patterns, and Country-by-Country Analysis of Implementation (1951–2017). DIW Data Documentation 93, Berlin, Download-Link.
              • Wealer, B. / Czempinski, V. / Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wegel, S. (2017): Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States: Between Rocks and Hard Places; IAEE Energy Forum Second Quarter 2017, p. 25 – 29.
              • Wealer, B. / Gerbaulet, C. / Seidel, J. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2015): Stand und Perspektiven des Rückbaus von Kernkraftwerken in Deutschland (»Rückbau-Monitoring 2015«). DIW Data Documentation 81, Download-Link

              Presentations / Vorträge

              • Wealer, B. (2019/11/11): Europe’s Piles of Nuclear Waste, Launch of the World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) - Focus Europe, Berlin.
              • Wealer, B. (2019/10/15): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants, 23d Reform Group Meeting, Salzburg.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/10/14): Nuclear Waste in Germany, 23d Reform Group Meeting, Salzburg.
              • Wealer, B. (2019/08/27): Economics of Radioactive Waste Management: Status Quo, Lessons Learned, and Policy Perspectives, 16th IAEE European Conference, Ljubljana.
              • Wealer, B. (2019/05/29): Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Strategies: Economies of Scope”, the Nuclear History Boot Camp, Allumiere.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/12/12): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: International Comparison of Organizational Models and Policy Perspectives”, Vers la maîtrise des coûts de production du nucléaire? 42ème Séance du Séminaire PSL de Recherches en Economie de l’Energie, Paris.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/11/01): Processing high-level radioactive waste in the U.S. - A mathematical model, Trans-Atlantic Infraday (TAI) Conference, Washington DC.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/09/24): Cost Estimates and Economics of Nuclear Power Plant Newbuild: Literature Survey and Some Modelling Analysis, 36th USAEE/IAEE North America Conference, Washington DC.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/09/19): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: Global Survey with Focus on USA, Germany, and France, 3d World Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Congress (Europe), London.
              • Hirschhausen, C. v. / Wealer, B. (2018/08/27): Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Strategies: “Economies of Scope”, Country Case Studies (US, China, and Russia), and the “Nuclear Resource Curse” Hypothesis”, 22nd Reform Group Meeting, Salzburg.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/08/26): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: Global Survey with Focus on USA, Germany, and France, 22nd Reform Group Meeting, Salzburg.
              • Wealer, B. (2018/06/11): Cost Estimates and Economics of Nuclear Power Plant Newbuild: Literature Survey and Some Modelling Analysis, 41st IAEE (International Association for Energy Economics) International Conference, Groningen.
              • Wealer, B (2018/04/13): The atomic-military complex – Governance of nuclear power; Low Carbon Transformation and Sustainable Development – Status Quo and Research Outlook Conference, Berlin.
              • Wealer, B. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2017/09/11): Decommissioning: Survey of International Experiences with Focus on Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and the U.S.; 2nd World Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Congress (Europe) 2017, London.
              • Wealer, B. (2017/09/04): Decommissioning of nuclear power plants and storage of nuclear waste in Europe; 15th IAEE European Conference, Wien.
              • Wealer, B. / Hirschhausen, C. v. (2017/09/01): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Storage of Nuclear Waste; 21. Reform Group Meeting, Salzburg.
              • Wealer, B. (2017/06/21): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Storage of Nuclear Waste in Western Europe and the US: Lessons Learned and Perspectives for Asian Nuclear Countries; 40th IAEE International Conference, Singapore.
              • Wealer, B. / Seidel, J. (2016/06/20): Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants and Storage of Nuclear Waste: International Comparison and Policy Perspectives; 39th IAEE International Conference, Bergen, Norway.
              • Wealer, B. / Seidel, J. (2015/11/05): Rückbau-Monitoring 2015 – Stand und Perspektiven des Rückbaus von Kernkraftwerken in Deutschland, Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy (BSEC), Berlin, Download-Link.

              Curriculum Vitae

              Since 2019/06
              Managing Editor of the Journal Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy (EEEP)
              Since 2018/11
              Guest Researcher, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
              Since 2017/04
              PhD Student, Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin), Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP), founded by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
              2015/04-2017/04
              Project Consultant at Kostbar Strukturgesellschaft mbH, Berlin

              2013/10-2016/12
              Master of Science in Engineering Economics at TU Berlin
              2012/07-2014/04
              Working Student at the German Energy Agency, Berlin

              2009/10-2013/10
              Bachelor of Science in Engineering Economics at TU Berlin
              2007/06
              Abitur, Lycée de Garçons Luxembourg, Luxemburg

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