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Sarah Fluchs

Dr. Sarah Fluchs

Economist for Environment, Circular Economy and Sustainability

Tel: +49 221 4981-838
  • At the IW since 2021
  • Born in 1989 in Aachen
  • Studied economics and political science at the University of Maastricht, the Université de Montréal and the University of Cologne
  • Doctorate in economics at RWTH Aachen University

IW Publications

Fluchs, Sarah / Neligan, Adriana / Wendland, Finn Arnd, 2022, Klimaschutzinvestitionen, in: IW-Trends, 49. Jg., Nr. 2, S. 55-72
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Fluchs, Sarah / Neligan, Adriana / Schleicher, Carmen / Schmitz, Edgar, 2022, Zirkuläre Geschäftsmodelle. Wie zirkulär sind Unternehmen?, IW-Report, Nr. 27, Köln / Berlin
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External Publications

Essays on the international market diffusion of electric vehicles : an assessment of government incentives. 2020. (Dissertation, RWTH Aachen).

The diffusion of electric mobility in the European Union and beyond. 2020. Fluchs, S. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol 86. 1361-9209.

Government Incentives for EV Adoption: Classification of Existing Incentives and Assessment of Their Effectiveness. 2019. Fluchs, S. USAEE Working Paper No. 19-393.

Customer Journeys in der Elektromobilität. 2019. Kasperk, G., Fluchs, S. In: Mobilität in Zeiten der Veränderung, Proff, H. (Hrsg): Springer Gabler. 467 – 491.

Grundlagen. 2018. Kampker, A.; Schnettler, A.; Thomes, P.; Kasperk, G.; Brost, W.; Deutskens, C.; Kreisköther, K.; Fluchs, S.; Förstmann, R.; Nee, C.; Meckelnborg, A.; Drauz, R. 2018. In: Elektromobilität, Kampker A., Vallée D., Schnettler A. (Hrsg): Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg.

The Influence of Government Incentives on Electric Vehicle Adoption: Cross-national Comparison. 2017. Fluchs, S.; Kasperk, G. MAGKS Discussion Paper Series in Economics.

Geschäftsmodelle entlang der elektromobilen Wertschöpfungskette. 2018. Kasperk G., Fluchs S., Drauz R.. In: Kampker A., Vallée D., Schnettler A. (Hrsg) Elektromobilität. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg.

More from Dr. Sarah Fluchs

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Definitions and Documentation Principles
IW-Trends No. 2 30. May 2022

Climate Investments: Definitions and Documentation Principles

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan / Finn Arnd Wendland

Achieving climate neutrality requires investment in technologies which protect the climate from global warming and necessitates a process of transformation in all sectors of the economy.


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How circular are companies?
IW-Report No. 27 20. May 2022

Circular Business Models: How circular are companies?

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan / Carmen Schleicher / Edgar Schmitz

On the way to climate neutrality, the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy plays an important role. Resource cycles can be implemented in different ways in companies.


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How waste shipments contribute to protecting the environment
Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan IW News 17. November 2021

Circular economy: How waste shipments contribute to protecting the environment

The European Commission aims at further reducing illegal waste exports and is therefore revising its regulations. Legal waste shipment is an important step towards an efficient circular economy: it reduces resource utilization and saves CO2.


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