Prof Dr Renate SCHUBERT
Renate Schubert is professor of Economics at ETH Zurich. From 1993 to 2006, she headed the Centre for Economic Research at ETH Zurich. In 2006, she founded the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED) which she headed until 2013. This Institute interlinks economics, political science and psychology. Decisions concerning issues like global climate change, renewable energies, or energy consumption are analysed and supported.
Renate Schubert is the author of numerous articles and books tackling questions of decision-making under risk and uncertainty, energy and environmental issues, developing countries’ problems as well as gender issues. During the last years, Schubert and her team focused on behavioural economics and conducted a series of experiments in the lab and in the field to find out more about households’ behavior related to energy use.
Between 2000 and 2013 Schubert was a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), a direct advisor to the German Government. From 2004-2008 she was chairing this Council. From 2009 to 2015 Schubert was a member of the Advisory Board of the Rachel Carson Centre at LMU Munich, from 2010 to 2015 she had been chair of the advisory board to the Centre for the Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University, and since 2012 she has been appointed chairwomen of the Supervisory Council of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
For many years Schubert has been a committee member of the Swiss and German National Scientific Councils. In addition, she has been member of several scientific and advice-giving groups and councils throughout the last years. Since 2008 Renate Schubert is the gender delegate to the president of ETH Zurich. As associate vice president, her task is to bring forward gender equality within the institution and to support young female scientists.
ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions