Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei

Contact data

Phone +49 461 805 2533
Fax +49 461 805 2532
Mail pao-yu.oei [at]
Street Munketoft 3b
ZIP, City D-24943 Flensburg
Department Interdisziplinäres Institut für Umwelt-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften/ Abteilung Energie- und Umweltmanagement
Building Madrid
Room MAD 118b


University Europa-Universität Flensburg


  • Energy Research Lab
  • Energy and Environmental Policy


Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei is full professor for "Economics of Sustainable Energy System Transition" at Europa Universität Flensburg (EUF), directing the study program "Industrial Engineering: Energy and Environmental Management", and head of the 30-member research group "CoalExit" at EUF, TU Berlin and DIW Berlin. Part of his work is reflected in his co-ordination of the independent research hub CoalTransitions, representing more than 60 researchers from 25 research institutions based on 5 continents, examining the transition from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. He is head of the `Transnational Centre for Just Transitions in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (TRAJECTS)´, which is a DAAD climate centre targeting North-South-South cooperation with Colombia and South-Africa, to enhance knowledge exchange, capacity building and research on/with(in) the Global South.
His research and expertise stretches from modeling techno-economic challenges to integrate 100% renewable energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors, to other more socio-political challenges of the associated structural changes and the political economy of a fossil fuel phase-out including gender aspects (see ongoing supervised research projects).

Prof. Oei has been involved in numerous projects on the German and Global coal phase-out, worked for the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) and as managing editor of the Journal Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy (EEEP). He holds a Dipl. Ing. as industrial engineer and a Ph.D. in Economics from TU Berlin and spent research visits at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA). He is also a guest researcher at the German Economic Research Institute (DIW Berlin) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and has been part of several International Energy Policy partnership delegations.