Prof. Dr. Julia Blasch

Lehrgebiet: Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsökonomik


Leitung von Forschungs- und Transferprojekten

NEWCOMERS – New Clean Energy Communities in a Changing European Energy System, EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Grant Agreement No 837752. (in Nebentätigkeit)

Forschungs- und Transfergebiete

  • Nachhaltiges Konsumentenverhalten
  • Energieeffizienz in Haushalten
  • Soziale Aspekte der Energiewende
  • Energiegemeinschaften

Forschungs- und Praxiskooperationen

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), ETH Zürich
  • RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Essen
  • De Energiebespaarders B.V. Amsterdam




Beruflicher Werdegang

  • seit WS 2021/22: Professorin für Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsökonomik an der THI
  • 2016 – 2021: Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin) für Umweltökonomie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Niederlande (Lehrgebiete: u.a. Sustainable Energy Systems, Environmental Economics, Methods in Environmental Economics)
  • 2014 – 2016: Postdoktorandin in Energieökonomie, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), ETH Zürich, Schweiz
  • 2006-2013: Wissenschaftliche Referentin Ökonomie, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU), Berlin
  • 2006 – 2014: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), Chair of Economics, ETH Zürich, Schweiz
  • 2002 – 2006: Studienbegleitende Praktika Infoterra GmbH; Europäisches Parlament Büro Martin Kastler, MdEP; Deutsche Bundesbank Hauptverwaltung Berlin, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)



  • 2014: Promotion zur Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich); Dissertation: „Consumer Demand for Voluntary Carbon Offsets - The Role of Motivations, Contexts, and Framing for Public Good Provision to Mitigate Climate Change“
  • 2009 – 2014: Promotion in Umweltökonomie, Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), Chair of Economics, ETH Zürich, Schweiz
  • 2003-2006: Studium der Diplom-Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität Regensburg
  • 2003: Studiensemester an der Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC), Lille, Frankreich
  • 2000-2002: Studium der Diplom-Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Abschluss mit Vordiplom)


  • Blasch, J. E., Filippini, M., Kumar, N., & Martinez-Cruz, A. L. (2022). Boosting the choice of energy-efficient home appliances: the effectiveness of two types of decision support. Applied Economics, online.
  • Blasch, J., van der Grijp, NM., Petrovics, D., Palm, J., Bocken, N., Darby, S., Barnes, J., Hansen, P., Kamin, T., Golob, U., Andor, M., Sommer, S., Nicita, A., Musolino, M., & Mlinarič, M. (2021). New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research. Energy Research & Social Science 82, 1-7. [102276].
  • Morren, M., Mol, J. M., Blasch, J. and Malek, Z. (2021). Changing diets - Testing the impact of knowledge and information nudges on sustainable dietary choices. Journal of EnvironmentalPsychology 75, 1-12.
  • Mol, J.M., Botzen, W.J.W., Blasch, J., Kranzler, E. and Kunreuther, H. (2021). All by myself? Testing descriptive social norm-nudges to increase flood preparedness among homeowners. Behavioural Public Policy, online.
  • Blasch, J., Boogen, N., Daminato, C., and Filippini, M. (2021). Empower the Consumer! Energy-related Financial Literacy and its Implications for Economic Decision Making. Economics of Energy& Environmental Policy 10(2).
  • Moerkerken, A., Duijndam, S., Blasch, J., van Beukering, P. and Smit, A. (2021). Determinants of energy efficiency in the Dutch dairy sector: dilemmas for sustainability. Journal of CleanerProduction 293, 1-10.
  • Blasch, J., van der Kroon, B., van Beukering, P., Munster, R., Fabiani, S., Nino, P. and Vanino, S. (2020). Farmer preferences for adopting precision farming technologies: a case study from Italy. European Review of Agricultural Economics, online first.
  • Mol, J. M., Botzen, W. J. W. and Blasch, J. (2020). Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 180, 967-991.
  • Blasch, J. and Daminato, C. (2020). Behavioral Anomalies and Energy-related Individual Choices: The Role of Status-quo Bias. The Energy Journal 41(6).
  • Mol, J., Botzen, W., Blasch, J. and de Moel, H. (2020). Insights into flood risk misperceptions of homeowners in the Dutch river delta. Risk Analysis 40(7), 1450-1468.
  • Moerkerken, A., Blasch, J., van Beukering, P., and van Well, E. (2020). A new approach to explain farmers adoption of climate change mitigation measures. Climatic Change 159(1), 141161.
  • Mol, J., Botzen, W., and Blasch, J. (2020). Risk reduction in compulsory disaster insurance: Experimental evidence on moral hazard and financial incentives. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 84, 1-58.
  • Blasch, J., Filippini, M. and Kumar, N. (2019). Boundedly rational consumers, energy and investment literacy, and the display of information on household appliances. Resource and Energy Economics 56, 39-58.
  • Brandsma, J.S. and Blasch, J. (2019). One for All? The Impact of Different Types of Energy Feedback and Goal Setting on Individuals Motivation to Conserve Electricity. Energy Policy 135, 1-11.
  • Blasch, J., Filippini, M., Boogen, N. and Kumar, N. (2017). Explaining electricity demand and the role of energy and investment literacy on end-use efficiency of Swiss households. Energy Economics 68, Supplement 1, 89-102.
  • Blasch, J. and Turner, R. W. (2016). Environmental Art, Prior Knowledge about Climate Change, and Carbon Offsets. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6(4), 691-705.
  • Ohndorf, M., Blasch, J. and Schubert, R. (2015). Emission budget approaches for burden sharing - some thoughts from an environmental economics point of view. Climatic Change 133(3), 385-395.
  • Blasch, J. and Ohndorf, M. (2015). Altruism, Moral Norms and Social Approval. Joint Determinants of Individual Offset Behavior. Ecological Economics 116, 251-260.
  • Blasch, J. and Farsi, M. (2014). Context Effects and Heterogeneity in Voluntary Carbon Offsetting - A Choice Experiment in Switzerland. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 3(1), 1-24.
  • Schubert, R., Messner, D. and Blasch, J. (2011). About ship! Why we need a ”great transformation”. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 20(4), 243-245.
  • Schubert, R. and Blasch, J. (2010). Sustainability standards for bioenergy - A means to reduce climate change risks? Energy Policy 38, 2797-2805.