• Development of a better understanding of the causes of rebound effects
  • Empirical quantification of rebound effects
  • Identification of appropriate countermeasures for rebound effects


  • Case studies on focus groups
  • Econometric analysis of existing data sets (SOEP, MOP and statistical data on energy consumption of private households by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology BMWi)
  • Collection and analysis of new data
  • Macroeconomic analysis with the computable general equilibrium model  PACE
  • Delphi method: panel of experts, e.g. energy suppliers, producers, traders, energy agencies, policy makers and researchers