Martin Palovic, M.A.



Research Associate

Bremen Energy Research (BER)

Jacobs University Bremen

Campus Ring 1;  D- 28759 Bremen

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Martin Palovic is a PhD student and a research associate at Jacobs University Bremen.


His main research interests are innovation-related network pricing issues and the role of natural gas within the energy transition. In his Ph.D., he evaluates coordination mechanisms used in the energy sector and discusses their further development necessary to account for the increasing decentralization of the sector. Since finishing his M.A. studies, he participated on a range of research and industrial projects related to gas trading, smart grids, demand response, energy storage and supply security of the EU. Within his research position at Jacobs University, he focuses on the synergies stemming from the integration of energy networks and bio-methane cross-border trade. 


Martin holds a M.A. degree in international political economy from the Jacobs University.




Since Jun. 2012

Jacobs University Bremen

Research associate - Work group of Prof. Brunekreeft (Bremen Energy Research)

Research project work

Topics: Synergies stemming from the integration of energy networks, cross-border bio-methane trade, gas trade in Germany

Sep. 2010 – May 2012

Bremer Energie Institut

Research associate for the fields energy economics and geopolitics

Research project work

Topics: Energy supply security of the EU, smart grids, demand response, energy storage

Jan. 2007 – Jun. 2010

Bremer Energie Institut

Student Assistant

Support within research projects from the energy sector

Topics: Employment analysis, energy and climate concept development, power-supply analysis of northern Germany



Since Oct. 2011

PhD Candidate in Economics at Jacobs University Bremen

  • PhD Thesis (preliminary): “Coordination in smart energy systems: Contracting and pricing.”

Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2010

M.A. in International Political Economy at Jacobs University Bremen

  • M.A. Thesis: “White Certificates: Evaluation of interactions between the European Emission Trading and energy efficiency trading present in Europe.”

Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2008

B.A. in Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs University Bremen

  • B.A. Thesis: “Residential heat consumption: Examination of consumer behaviour from an interdisciplinary angle.”



Max Kaase Fellowship

  • For academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010


Teaching experience

Teaching at Jacobs University Bremen

  • Guest lectures in “General Environmental Science” and “Global Energy Markets”


Main research fields

Energy Economics

  • Pricing theory
  • Coordination mechanisms



Meyer, R., Brunekreeft, G., Palovic, M. und Speiser, D., 2017, Regulatorische Herausforderungen für Multi-Use-Speicher in Stromverteilnetzen – ein Ausschreibungsmodell, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 26, Jacobs University Bremen.


Brandstätt , C., Friedrichsen, N., Meyer, R. & Palovic, M., 2012, Roles and responsibilities in smart grids: Country comparison - Beitrag zu 9th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 12).