• Room A-545, W&N-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Julia Blasch is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining IVM, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at CEPE, ETH Zurich. Julia obtained her PhD degree in Environmental Economics from ETH Zurich in 2014 for her thesis on the determinants of consumer demand for voluntary carbon offsets. From 2014-2016 she was a member of the Swiss Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition (SCCER-CREST).

Her research covers applied environmental, energy and climate economics with a focus on pro-environmental behaviour and decision-making. Julia teaches various courses in environmental economics in the Environment and Resource Management, Hydrology, and Earth Sciences and Economics programs and supervises Master students.

(Applied) environmental, energy and climate economics; behavioural environmental economics; choice experiments; household surveys.


2014: PhD in Environmental Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
2006: Master in Economics, University of Regensburg, Germany.


Ancillary activities

  • ETH Zurich, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) | Zurich | Medewerker | 2016-02-02 - present

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Electricity Engineering & Materials Science
altruism Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
Energy Business & Economics
Household Business & Economics
Choice experiment Business & Economics
empirical analysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
Literacy Business & Economics

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Research Output 2010 2019

Behavioral anomalies and energy-related individual choices: the role of status-quo bias

Blasch, J. E. & Daminato, C., 24 Oct 2018, Zurich: CER-ETH – Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, 34 p. (CER-ETH – Economics Working Paper Series).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Status quo bias
Energy efficiency
Insurance risk
Natural disasters

Boundedly rational consumers, energy and investment literacy, and the display of information on household appliances

Blasch, J. E., Filippini, M. & Kumar, N., 2018, In : Resource and Energy Economics. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Energy efficiency

Empower the consumer! Energy-related financial literacy and its socioeconomic determinants

Blasch, J. E., Boogen, N., Daminato, C. & Filippini, M., May 2018, Zurich: CER-ETH – Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, p. 1-29, 29 p. (CER-ETH Economics Working Paper Series; no. 18/289).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Financial literacy
Gender gap

Activities 2015 2016

  • 2 Lecture / Presentation

Transient and Persistent efficiency in residential electricity consumption in Switzerland and the role of energy literacy and energy saving behaviour

J.E. Blasch (Speaker), N. Boogen (Speaker), M. Filippini (Speaker), N. Kumar (Speaker)
27 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic