Research Center

Center for Energy Markets

At a glance

The Center for Energy Markets (CEM) is dedicated at advancing research on the global energy transition. Energy markets are at the heart of one of the biggest societal challenges of our time: creating a sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy provision. CEM brings together economics, finance and engineering approaches to offer applied research contributions to topical energy sector questions. CEM also supports collaboration between students and industry for research projects, theses supervision, and career opportunities.

Vision and mission

Our vision is a global energy transition supported with research and education.


Our academic mission is to contribute to this goal by advancing the understanding of future energy markets and the decarbonization of our economy.


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Our core research areas comprise energy economics, energy finance, energy price modelling, operative planning in energy markets, market design, regulation, and consumer behavior and firm strategy in energy markets.


Our teaching entails a broad array of courses and seminars. We encourage students to apply for research projects for their Bachelor and Master theses. The CEM supports collaboration between students and industry both in terms of research projects and career opportunities.


For vacancies, including open PhD positions and research assistant jobs, please click here. We also host external job offers from academia, industry, and policy consulting.

ALWAYS ON | Job opportunities at SWM: Stadtwerke München frequently offers opportunities for students such as working student positions, internships, final theses, talent programs and young professional positions. For more information please consult the career section for students and graduates on the SWM webpage.