Research Field:



The behavior of individuals and firms in decisions about the allocation of scarce resources is studied in economic models. Thus, microeconomics forms the theoretical basis of the other research fields.

Related Research Projects

  • Energy Economics

    Wind energy represents an important future economic sector due to the increasing interest in renewable energy worldwide. For this reason, wind turbine performance prediction is an important task for economists. Therefore, the field of energy economics is in a state of flux and offers a variety of new research questions.

    Cost Benefit in Transportation

    Interdisciplinarity is an essential key to the effectiveness of innovations and technologies. Accordingly, the aim of this work is to evaluate the potential of transport systems from an economic point of view and thereby generate recommendations. Digital approaches enable new options for an optimal interaction of these disciplines.

    Transport in Metropolitan Areas

    Transportation in the megacities has a multitude of problems. One of the core problems is the inadequate public transportation system which leads to a multitude of other problems such as extreme traffic congestion, long commute times, air pollution or even fatal traffic accidents. The external cost of these consequences is a high damage to the economic development of these cities. With the continuous growth of these cities, this research area is continuously gaining importance to provide for a more sustainable world.

  • Transport Behaviour, Gamification and Nudging

    One of the biggest challenges in the mobility transition is human behavior. This is influenced by many different factors and must be considered accordingly for special requirements. This makes it easier to derive more efficient and better economic models and policy implications for these requirements. Our goal here is to enable more sustainable transport behavior. Extrinsic incentives and monetary incentives could be a solution for this. Therefore, such concepts have to be identified and tested in experiments.

    New Business Concepts for Public Transport

    On-going digitization has already produced numerous disruptive innovations, with many more to follow. The transportation sector is particularly affected by these innovations, whether through drones, autonomous vehicles or the digitization of public transport. New business models must be developed and adapted accordingly.

    Socio-Economic Optimisation of Public Transport Systems in Africa

    While urbanization and population growth are expanding city boundaries, public transportation systems are required to accompany this process in order to provide accessible public transport. The results of this study provide a basis for further analyses of public transport systems around the world to determine deficiencies in parameters and service design. It also contributes to the toolkits for the assessment of public transport services within a city and provides guidelines for political processes.

Related Transfer Projects

  • Transfer Project 9:
    Real Estate

    Status: Pre-Studies

Related Publications


Grunicke, C., Schlüter, J. C., & Jokinen, J.-P. (2020). Evaluation methods and governance practices of new flexible passenger transport projects. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 100575. doi:10.1016/j.rtbm.2020.100575

Harbering, M., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). Determinants of transport mode choice in metropolitan areas the case of the metropolitan area of the Valley of Mexico. Journal of Transport Geography, 87: 102766. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102766

Lichter, J., Hosius, E., Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). Der Einfluss von Offshore-Windenergie auf die EEX-Strompreise. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 44, 85-99.

Nyga, A., Minnich, A., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). The effects of susceptibility, eco-friendliness and dependence on the Consumers’ Willingness to pay for a door-to-door DRT system. Transportation Research Part A, 132, 540-558. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2019.11.030

Schlüter, J. C., Frewer, M., Sörensen, L., & Coetzee, J. (2020). A stochastic prediction of minibus taxi driver behaviour in South Africa. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7: 13. doi:10.1057/s41599-020-0508-2


Herbst, H., Minnich, A., Herminghaus, S., Kneib, T., Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (03/2020), A Behavioral Economic Perspective on Demand Responsive Transportation, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. submitted@Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Hosius, E., J., Seebass, J., V., Wacker, B., Schlüter, J. C.. The Impact of Offshore and Onshore wind Energy on European Wholesale Electricity Prices submitted@Energy Economics

Minnich, A., Rau, H., Schlüter, J. C. (2020), The effects of financial and non-financial incentives on the usage of adoor-to-door DRT system: Evidence from a field experiment in rural Germany. Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research (cege) Discussion Papers No. 394

Nyga, A., Schlüter, J. C.. How Public is Public Transport? -Does Public Transport Qualify As a Public Good? submitted@Journal of Economic Perspectives

Schöller, G., Sörensen, L. & Schlüter, J. C. (06/2020). Socially-optimal public transport operations in a developing country.
submitted@Transport Policy

v. Detten, J., Seebass, J., V., Schlüter, J. C., Hackelberg, F.. Influence of Onshore Wind Turbines on Land Values

Sörensen, L., & Schlüter, J. (2021). How do contract types and incentives influence driver behavior?− An analysis of the Kigali bus network. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), 1-11. doi:10.1057/s41599-021-00896-6

Working Paper

Grunicke, C., Schlüter, J. C., & Jokinen, J. P. (2020). Implementation of a cost-benefit analysis of Demand-Responsive Transport with a Multi-Agent Transport Simulation. arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.12869.

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