Doctoral Student (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Visiting address

University of Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
C19 – Forschungsbau „Weltbeziehungen“
Max-Weber-Allee 3
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

EIPCC Early Career Researcher (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Laima Eicke

Research Area

Global Public Policy 

Short Biography

Laima Eicke is Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and a PhD Candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy under the supervision of Professor Andreas Goldthau. At IASS her work centers on the systemic impacts of the global energy transition and especially the vulnerabilities of countries in the global south. Before joining IASS, Laima Eicke worked with the German development Agency (GIZ) on international partnerships supporting countries with the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Moreover, she worked for different research institutes, federal ministries, NGOs and consultancies. Laima Eicke holds a Masters Degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Vienna University of Business and Economics. Previously, she studied international relations and Latin American studies in Dresden, Buenos Aires and Lisbon. Throughout her studies she focused on an interdisciplinary analysis of international climate and energy policy and transformational change processes. Her PHD project centers on the international political economy of energy transition finance.

Research Interests

  • global energy transition processes worldwide
  • renewable energy finance and policies
  • international relations and international political economy of a low carbon transformation


Weko, S., Eicke, L., Quitzow, R., Bersalli, G., Lira, F., Marian, A., Süsser, D., Thapar, S., & Xue, B. (2020). Covid-19 and Carbon Lock-In. Impacts on the Energy transition. IASS Study, June 2020.
Eicke, L., & Petri, F. (2020). The EU in Global Energy Governance. In M. Knodt, & J. Kemmerzell (Eds.), Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe (pp. 1-26). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Goldthau, A., Eicke, L., & Weko, S. (2020). The Global Energy Transition and the Global South. In M. Hafner, & S. Tagliapietra (Eds.), The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition. Lecture Notes in Energy (pp. 319-339). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Eicke, L., Weko, S., & Goldthau, A. (2019). Countering the risk of an uneven low-carbon energy transition. IASS Policy Brief, 2019, 8.
Ambach, C., Austaller, M., Bähr, H., Beil, C., Brokow-Loga, A., Eicke, L., Hildebrandt, F., Inkermann, N., Jeglitzka, E., Kalt, T., Kolbinger, J., Lage, J., Ries, F., Ritter, J., Rosswog, T., Schwausch, C., Thomas, W., & Walch, S. (2019). Das Gute Leben für Alle. Wege in die solidarische Lebensweise. München: oekom verlag.
Bianco, E., Brown, A., Hafner, M., Eicke, A., Eicke, L., & Uherova Hasbani, K.(2019). Renewable Energy Market Analysis. Southeast Europe. Abu Dhabi: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).