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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Benedict Probst

Benedict Probst

C-EENRG PhD Researcher


Clean technology development & diffusion

Energy economics

Climate policy


Benedict Probst is an Associate at Aurora Energy Research and a Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) at the University of Cambridge. He passed his PhD on the economics of the clean energy transition at the University of Cambridge in October 2019.

His background is in energy economics and development finance, with degrees from Cambridge (MPhil), the London School of Economics (MSc) and the Rotterdam School of Management & Erasmus School of Economics (BSc). He also has extensive coding experience, primarily in R, QGIS and SQL.

Benedict spent several years living and working in low- and middle-income countries, including Paraguay, Brazil and South Africa and speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

His op-eds have appeared in a number of newspapers, including the Conversation UK & France, the Swiss Handelszeitung and the German Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Benedict has won multiple awards, including the Best Overall Performance Award at LSE and the Best PhD Research Prize from the Department of Land Economy.