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Dennis joined the Team Survey Data Augmentation at GESIS in October 2021. Before that, he worked as a Researcher at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (2020-2021) and the Chair of International Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology, University of Cologne (2015-2020). Dennis studied Political Science and Public Law at the University of Trier (B.A., 2008-2012), Political Science and Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (M.A., 2012-2014) and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, UK (M.Phil., 2014-2015). He is currently writing his dissertation on EU climate and energy governance at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne.
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Dennis' research addresses social scientific aspects of energy, environmental and climate policy. Methodologically, he specializes in quantitative approaches and geospatial data analysis.
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Journal article

Abel, Dennis. 2021. "The diffusion of climate policies among German municipalities." Journal of Public Policy 41 (1): 111-136. doi:

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Working and discussion paper

Massari, M., S.O.B. Boulanger, D. Longo, G. Turci, S. Pagliula, G.F. Coleandro, B. Ruggieri, Dennis Abel, and L. Schlindwein. 2022. Taxonomy of geographical levels and drivers for energy citizenship emergence: D5.1 of the Horizon 2020 project GRETA, EC grant agreement n°101022317, Bologna, Italy. .