Dr. David Jacobs is research associate and lecturer at the Environmental Policy Research Center of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He also holds the position of research associate at the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. His research focuses on policy and market design for a sustainable energy economy. Mr. Jacobs has an academic background in Economics and Languages and a PhD in political science. In the past years, he worked as a researcher and policy consultant for several governments (e.g. Germany, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Ghana, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia) and international organizations (e.g. World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, OSCE, IDB). He is author of several books and book chapters and a large number of articles on sustainable energy policy design in the developing and developed world.