Andreas C. Goldthau is Director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt where he holds the Franz Haniel Chair for Public Policy at the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences. He is also Research Group Lead on the Geopolitics of Transitions in Energy and Industry at the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Center Potsdam (RIFS). Before joining the Brandt School Goldthau served as Professor in International Relations at Royal Holloway College, University of London and as Professor at Central European University's School of Public Policy in Budapest. He was Marie Curie Senior Fellow with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School and Adjunct Professor with John Hopkins' MSc program in energy policy and climate. He also held postdoctoral appointments at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Professor Goldthau is non-resident fellow with the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, the Global Public Policy Institute and the German Council on Foreign Relations, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He serves as academic counselor (Vertrauensdozent) for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. He is widely published on the International Political Economy of the clean transition, energy geoeconomics and EU energy security.
European International Studies Association (EISA), German Association for Political Science (DVPW), German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), International Political Science Association (IPSA), International Studies Association (ISA), Toenissteiner Kreis
Contemporary Politics, Editorial Board member
Global Policy journal (Wiley Blackwell), Editorial Board member
Energy Policy journal (Elsevier), International Advisory Board member
Energy Research and Social Science Journal (Elsevier), Editorial Board member
Goldthau, A. (2018). The politics of shale gas in Eastern Europe. Energy security, contested technologies and the social license to frack. Cambridge University Press.
Goldthau, A., & Sitter, N. (2015). A Liberal Actor in a Realist World. The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy. Oxford University Press.
Goldthau, A., Kuzemko, C., & Keating, M. F. (2015). The Global Energy Challenge. Environment, Development and Security. Palgrave Macmillan.
Goldthau, A., & Witte, J. M. (2009). OPEC. Macht und Ohnmacht des Oelkartells. Hanser.
Research Volumes & Special Editions
Goldthau, A., Kuzemko, C., & Keating, M. F. (2018). Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Edward Elgar.
Goldthau, A., Andersen, S., & Sitter, N. (2016): Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? Palgrave Macmillan.
Goldthau, A. (2013). Handbook of Global Energy Policy. Wiley Blackwell.
Goldthau, A., Kuzemko, C., Belyi, A., Keating, M F. (2012). Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia. Palgrave Macmillan.
Goldthau, A. (2012). Policy Agendas for the Future of Global Energy. Global Policy, 3(2), 182-210.
Goldthau, A., & Witte, J. M. (2010). Global Energy Governance. The New Rules of the Game. Brookings Press.
Agarwal, V., Garrido, L., Goldthau, A., Jajoo, R., Jancykova, K., Kelkar, U., Lankes, H. P., Monger, V., Neuhoff, K., Schrey, D., Selvaraju, S. R., Sinha, J., Swamy, D., & Lüpke, H. v. (2022). Global Climate Alliance For Accelerated Climate Action. Brussels: Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (MDPD) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.
Goldthau, A. (2016). Assessing Nord Stream 2: regulation, geopolitics & energy security in the EU, Central Eastern Europe and the UK. Strategy Paper (10-2016). King’s Russia Institute, King’s College London.
Goldthau, A., & Skalamera, M. (2016). Russia Playing Hardball or Bidding Farewell to Europe? Debunking the myths of Eurasia's new geopolitics of gas. White Paper. Harvard Belfer Center: Cambridge.
Goldthau, A. (2013). The politics of natural gas development in the European Union. The Geopolitics of Natural Gas. Harvard Belfer Center: Cambridge.
Goldthau, A., Crane, K., Toman, M., Light, T., Johnson, S., Nader, A., Rabasa, A., & Dogo, H. (2009). Imported Oil and U.S. National Security. RAND.
Goldthau, A., Gordon, J., Blickstein, I., Button, R., Cunningham, K., Reid, T., & Wilson, P. (2008). Domestic trends in China, Iran, Russia and the US. Implications for US navy strategic planning. RAND.
Goldthau, A., Apergi, M., Laima, E., Kurniawan, J., Schuch, E. & Weko, S. (2023). Resource exporter or R&D champion? Leverage points and transition pathways for the Chilean energy sector. Energy for Sustainable Development, 76, 101257. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2023.101257
Goldthau, A., Braunstein J. & Konstantin, V. (2023). Does climate action bring peace? Assessing the geopolitics of renewables using global investment data. npj Clim. Action2, 14. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s44168-023-00045-6
Goldthau, A., & Tagliapietra, S. (2022). Energy crisis: Five questions that must be answered in 2023. Nature, 612(7941), 627–630.
Goldthau, A. & Weko, S., (2022). Bridging the low-carbon technology gap? Assessing energy initiatives for the Global South. Energy Policy, 169, 113192.
Goldthau, A., Kurniawan, J. H., Apergi, M., Eicke, L., Lazurko, A., Nordemann, E., Schuch, E., Sharma, A., Siddhantakar, N., Veit, K., & Weko, S (2022). Towards participatory cross-impact balance analysis: Leveraging morphological analysis for data collection in energy transition scenario workshops. Energy Research & Social Science, 93, 102815.
Goldthau, A., & Sitter, N. (2022). Whither the Liberal European Union Energy Model? The Public Policy Consequences of Russia’s Weaponization of Energy. EconPol Forum, 23(06), 4–7.
Goldthau, A. (2021). The tricky geoeconomics of going low carbon. Joule, 5(12), 3078–3079.
Goldthau, A., & Eicke, L. (2021). Are we at risk of an uneven low-carbon transition? Assessing evidence from a mixed-method elite study. Environmental Science & Policy, 124, 370-379.
Goldthau, A., & Hughes, L. (2020). Protect global supply chains for low-carbon technologies. Nature, 585, 28-30.
Goldthau, A., & Sitter, N. (2020): Horses for courses. The roles of IPE and Global Public Policy in global energy research. Policy and Society.
Goldthau, A., Kuzemko, C., Bradshaw, M., Bridge, G., Jewell, J., Overland, I., Scholten, D., Van de Graaf, T., Westphal, K. (2020). Covid-19 and the Politics of Sustainable Energy Transitions. Energy Research and Social Sciences, 68, 101685.
Goldthau, A., Richert, J., & Stetter, S. (2020). Leviathan Awakens: Gas Finds, Energy Governance and the Emergence of the Eastern Mediterranean as a Geopolitical Region. Review of Policy Research.
Goldthau, A., & Hughes, L. (2020). Saudi on the Rhine? Explaining the emergence of private governance in the global oil market. Review of International Political Economy,1-23.
Goldthau, A., Sovacool, B. K., Bergman, N., Hopkins, D., Jenkins, K., Hielscher, S., & Brossmann, B. (2020). Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future. Social Studies of Science, 50(4), 642-679.
Goldthau, A., Brazilian, M., Bradshaw, M., Gabriel, J., & Westphal, K. (2020). Four scenarios of the energy transition: Drivers, consequences, and implications for geopolitics. WIREs Climate Change, 11(2), e625.
Goldthau, A., & Sitter, N. (2020). Power, authority and security: the EU’s Russian gas dilemma. Journal of European Integration, 42 (1), 111-127.
Goldthau, A., & Westphal, K. (2020). Supernetze und Energiegiganten. Im globalen Ringen um Macht und Ressourcen droht Europa ins Abseits zu geraten. Internationale Politik, Januar/Februar: 47-9.
Goldthau, A., Bazilian, M., Bradshaw, M., & Westphal, K. (2019). How the energy transition will reshape geopolitics. Natur, 569, 19-21.
Goldthau, A., & Westphal, K. (2019). Why the Global Energy Transition Does Not Mean the End of the Petrostate. Global Policy, 10 (2), 279-282.
Goldthau, A., Quitzow, R., Thielges, S., Helgenberger, S., & Mbungu, G. (2019). Advancing a global transition to clean energy: The role of international cooperation. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 13(48), 1-18.
Goldthau, A. (2017). The G20 must govern the shift to low-carbon energy. Nature, 546, 203-205.
Goldthau, A., Sovacool, B., Heffron, R., & McCauley, D. (2016). Energy and moral judgment: Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns. Nature Energy, 1 (May), 16024.
Goldthau, A., & Sovacool, B. (2016). Energy technology, politics, and interpretative frames: The case of shale gas fracking in Eastern Europe. Global Environmental Politics, 16(4), 50-69.
Goldthau, A., & LaBelle, M. (2016). The power of policy regimes. Explaining shale gas policy divergence in Bulgaria and Poland. Review of Policy Research, 33 (6), 603–622.
Goldthau, A. (2016). Conceptualizing the above ground factors in shale gas. Toward a research agenda on regulatory governance. Energy Research and Social Science, 20, 73–81.
Goldthau, A., & Westphal, K. (2015). Energiesicherheit und die Zukunft der globalen Ordnung: G7 muss mehr sein als ein Norm Keeper. Internationale Politik, 110-115.
Goldthau, A. & Sitter, N. (2014). A liberal actor in a realist world? The Commission and the external dimension of the single market for energy. Journal of European Public Policy, 21(10), 1452-1472.
Goldthau, A. & Boersma, T. (2014): The 2014 Ukraine-Russia crisis: Implications for energy markets and scholarship. Energy Research and Social Science, 1(3), 13-15.
Goldthau, A. & LaBelle, M. (2014). The governance of shale gas in Bulgaria. From exploration to bust. Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal. Special Edition on The Governance of Unconventional Gas Development Outside the United States, 12(3).
Goldthau, A. (2014). Rethinking the governance of energy infrastructure: scale, decentralization and polycentrism. Energy Research and Social Science, 1(1), 134–140.
Goldthau, A. & LaBelle, M. (2014) Escaping the Valley of Death? Comparing shale gas technology prospects to nuclear and solar in Europe. Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 7(2), 93-111.
Goldthau, A. (2012). From the state to the market and back. Policy implications of changing energy paradigms. Global Policy, 3(2), 198-210.
Goldthau, A. (2012). Policy Agendas for the future of global energy. Global Policy, 3(2), 182-183.
Goldthau, A. (2012). The uniqueness of the energy security, justice, and governance problem. Energy Policy, (41), 232–240.
Goldthau, A. (2012). A public policy perspective on global energy security. International Studies Perspectives, 13(1), 65–84.
Goldthau, A., Cherp, A. & Jewell, J. (2011). Governing global energy: systems, transitions, complexity. Global Policy, 2(1), 75-88.
Goldthau, A., & Witte, J. M. (2011). Assessing OPEC's performance in the global oil market. Global Policy, 2(S1), 31-39.
Goldthau, A. (2011). Governing global energy. Existing approaches and discourses. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 213-17.
Goldthau, A., & Witte, J. M. (2010). From energy security to global energy governance. Journal of Energy Security.
Goldthau, A., & Witte, J. M. (2009). Back to the future or forward to the past? Strengthening markets and rules for effective global energy governance. International Affairs, 85(2), 373-390.
Goldthau, A. (2008). Resurgent Russia? Rethinking Energy Inc. Policy Review, (147)February/ March, 53-63.
Goldthau, A. (2008). Global Energy Governance. Internationale Politik (April), 46-54.
Goldthau, A. (2008). Rhetoric versus reality. Russian threats to European energy supply. Energy Policy (36), 686-692.
Goldthau, A. (2008). Divided over Iraq, united over Iran. A rational choice explanation to European irrationalities, European Political Economy Review, (8), 39-66.
Goldthau, A., & Geden, Oliver (2007). Europäische Energiesicherheit. Ein Plädoyer für einen pragmatischen Ansatz. Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, 04/2007, 58-73.
‘Oil and Gas’. In The Oxford Handbook of International Political Economy. Jon Pevehouse and Leonard Seabrooke (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022, C32S1–C32N1 (with Nick Sitter).
International relations and oil: towards a networked power framework of analysis." In Handbook on Oil and International Relations, ed. Roland Dannreuther and Wojciech Ostrowski, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2022, 301-314 (with Llewellyn Hughes).
Widening the EU’s Geoeconomic and Regulatory Approach to Climate Policy. The EU and Climate Security: Toward Ecological Diplomacy. Olivia Lazard and Richard Youngs (eds.). Brussels: Carnegie Europe. 2021, 33-40.
The Global Energy Transition and the Global South, in The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition. Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra (eds.). Berlin: Springer. 2020 (with Laima Eicke and Silvia Weko).
‘Regulatory Power or Market Power Europe? Leadership and Models for External EU Energy Governance’, in New Political Economy of Energy in Europe: Power to Project, Power to Adapt. Jakub M. Godzimirski (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. 2019, 27-47 (with Nick Sitter).
'Nexus-thinking in International Political Economy: What energy and resource scholarship can offer IPE', in Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Andreas Goldhau, Caroline Kuzemko and Michael Keating (eds.), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2018, 1-22 (with Caroline Kuzemko and Michael Keating).
‘Conceptualizing the energy nexus of global public policy and international political economy’, in Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Andreas Goldhau, Caroline Kuzemko and Michael Keating (eds.), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. 2018, 23-32 (with Nick Sitter).
‘Unconventional energy in Europe. Policy issues, impact and prospects’, in The Global Impact of the Shale Revolution, Manochehr Dorraj und Ken Morgan (Eds.), Lexington: Lanham. 2018, 129-150.
'Energiepolitik', in Staatslexikon der Görres-Gesellschaft. Heinrich Oberreuter and Werner J. Patzelt (Eds.), Herder Verlag: Freiburg. 2018, 117-117.
‘From Low to High politics? The EU’s Regulatory and Economic Power’, in Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? Svein Andersen, Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. 2016, 13-26 (with Svein Andersen and Nick Sitter).
'Wither the EU's market making project in energy: from liberalization to securitization?', in Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? Svein Andersen, Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. 2016, 99-114 (with Tim Boersma).
‘An Odd Pro-Market Trio: Germany, the UK and Norway’, in Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? Svein Andersen, Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. 2016, 185-200 (with Nick Sitter).
'Saudi Arabia: Harnessing the oil market’, in: Connectivity Wars. Mark Leonard (ed), European Council on Foreign Relations: London. 2016, 204-214 (with Dag Harald Claes and David Livingston).
'The Russian energy outlook', in Too Much Energy? Asia at 2030. Dan Blumenthal, Derek M. Scissors (eds.), American Enterprise Institute: Washington, DC, 2015, 51-60.
'The EU Regulatory State, Commission Leadership and External Energy Governance', in EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance? Global and Local Challenges and Responses, Jakub M. Godzimirski (Hrsg.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2015, 129-154 (with Svein S. Andersen and Nick Sitter).
‘Globalizing markets for natural gas’, in Handbook of Global Energy Policy, Andreas Goldthau (ed.),Wiley Blackwell: London, 2013, 98-112 (with Matthew Hulbert).
‘Key dimensions of global energy policy’, in Handbook of Global Energy Policy, Andreas Goldthau (ed.),Wiley Blackwell: London, 2013, 1-12.
‘Global energy policy: findings and new research agendas’, in Handbook of Global Energy Policy, Andreas Goldthau (ed.),Wiley Blackwell: London, 2013, 521-524.
‘Energy and security’, in The Global Energy Assessment: Toward a More Sustainable Future, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Thomas B. Johansson, Nebojsa Nakicenovic and (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK/ New York, NY, 2012, 325-383 (with Aleh Cherp, Adeola Adenikinju, Larry Hughes, Jaap Jansen, Jessica Jewell, Marina Olshanskaya, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Benjamin Sovacool and Sergey Vakulenko).
‘Emerging governance challenges for Eurasian gas markets after the shale gas revolution’, in Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia, Caroline Kuzemko, Andreas Goldthau, Michael F. Keating and Andrei Belyi (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2012, 210-226.
‘Bringing energy into International Political Economy, in Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia, Caroline Kuzemko, Andreas Goldthau, Michael F. Keating and Andrei Belyi (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2012, 1-22 (with Caroline Kuzemko, Michael F. Keating and Andrei Belyi).
‘Afterword: Dynamics of energy governance in Europe and Russia: Findings and further avenues of inquiry’, in Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia, Caroline Kuzemko, Andreas Goldthau, Michael F. Keating and Andrei Belyi (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2012, 282-287 (with Caroline Kuzemko, Michael F. Keating and Andrei Belyi).
‘Challenges in global oil governance’, in Oil Politics Handbook, Robert Looney (ed.)Routledge: London, 2011, 348-360.
‘The public policy dimension of energy security’, in The RoutledgeHandbook of Energy Security, Benjamin Sovacool (ed.), Routledge: London, 2011, 129-145.
‘Energy diplomacy’ in trade and investment of oil and gas, in Global Energy Governance. The new rules of the game, Andreas Goldthau and Jan Martin Witte (eds.), Brookings Press: Washington DC, 2010, 25-48.
The role of rules and institutions in global energy: an introduction, in Global Energy Governance. The new rules of the game, Andreas Goldthau and Jan Martin Witte (eds.), Brookings Press: Washington DC, 2010, 1-24 (with Jan Martin Witte).
Global energy governance: The way forward, in Global Energy Governance. The new rules of the game, Andreas Goldthau and Jan Martin Witte (eds.), Brookings Press: Washington DC, 2010, 341-356 (with Jan Martin Witte).
Ein Gaskartell unter russischer Fuehrung? [A “Gas Cartel“ under Russian leadership?], in Jahrbuch Internationale Politik: Weltverträgliche Energiesicherheitspolitik, Braml, Josef et al (eds.), Oldenbourg-Verlag: Munich, 2008, 259-265.
Reforming into growth or growing into reform? A critical note on the Post-Washington Consensus, in: Theorizing Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries, Sanghera, Balihar et al. (eds.), Peter Lang Publishers: Bern, 2007, 281-300 (with Sebastian Eckardt).
Labor mobility, adjustment and economic growth. Some reflections on CEE emerging economies, in: The challenge of mobility in the Baltic Sea region, Catherine Gicquel, Victor Makarov and Magdalena Zolkos (eds.), Wissenschaftsverlag Berlin: Berlin, 2004.
Goldthau, A., Neuhoff, K., Weber, I., & Szulecki, K. (2022). How to design EU-level contingency plans for gas shortages? Evidence from behavioural economics, policy research and past experience. In DIW Berlin. Retrieved from: https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/253650.
Goldthau, A. & Belyi, A. V. (2015). Between a rock and a hard place: international market dynamics, domestic politics and Gazprom's strategy. Cadmus EUI. Retrieved from: https://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/35398.