Degree completed in 2018.

The 'decarbonisation identity' and pathways to net-zero: the scale and impact of committed cumulative carbon emissions and stranded assets in the electricity generation sector on the decarbonisation of the economy


Academic Profile

Alexander Pfeiffer is studying for a DPhil in Geography and the Environment with a focus of his research on Stranded Carbon Assets and their effects on Financial Markets. He holds a MSc (German "Diploma") in Business Administration and Management from the University of Mannheim in Germany. During his MSc studies Alexander focused on Corporate Finance, Asset Valuation and Financial Markets and his master thesis analysed the short time effects of short selling bans on market liquidity and other relevant stock market measures.

Before Alexander started his DPhil in Oxford he worked between 2011-14 for McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Germany where he mainly worked for distressed companies in the renewable energies and energy efficiency sector (mainly PV and LED lighting). He has further relevant work experience from occupations at KPMG (Transaction Advisory), UBS Investment Bank (Fixed Income Sales) and as a volunteer for the "New Climate Economy Project" of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

His research interests are: stranded carbon assets and the carbon bubble, energy policy, effects of climate policies on financial markets, carbon tax, carbon emissions trading systems.