Dr. Christoph Wollersheim
- Dr. rer. pol., University of Muenster, 2008
- Dipl.-Kfm., University of Cologne, 2004
Fields: Airline Economics, Policy Assessment, Renewable Jet Fuel
Lab Role: Former Member
I come from Cologne, Germany and my research focuses on the impacts of fuel price shocks on the airline industry. This includes policy-related fuel price increases (for instance due to climate policies or biofuel mandates) as well as oil-price volatility-driven fuel price increases. I work closely with MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change to conduct global scale assessments. Policy assessment work that I have been involved in includes the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill and its impacts on US aviation, the impacts of the EU-Emissions Trading Scheme on US Airlines or a Cost-Benefit Analysis of the desulphurization of jet fuel. I also research alternative jet fuels and their production cost.
Relevant Journal Publications and Reports
“Estimation of the Global Impact of Aviation-Related Noise Using an Income-Based Approach,” Q. He, C. Wollersheim, M. Locke, I. A. Waitz, to appear in Transport Policy.
“An Techno-Economic Review of Hydroprocessed Renewable Esters and Fatty Acids for Jet Fuel Production,” M. Pearlson, C. Wollersheim, J. Hileman, to appear in Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining.
“The impact of Climate Policy on US Aviation,” N. Winchester, C. Wollersheim, R. Clewlow, N. Jost, S. Paltsev, J. Reilly, I. A. Waitz, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Volume 47, Part 1, January 2013, Pages 1-15.
“The Impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme on US Aviation,” R. Malina, D. McConnachie, N. Winchester, C. Wollersheim, S. Paltsev and I. A. Waitz, Journal of Air Transport Management, Volume 19, March 2012, Pages 36-41 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2011.12.004.
“Public Health, Climate and Economic Impacts of Desulfurizing Aviation Fuel,” S. Barrett, S. Yim, C. Gilmore, L. T. Murray, S. R. Kuhn, A. P. K. Tai, R. M. Yantosca, D. W. Byun, F. Ngan, X. Li, J. I. Levy, A. Ashok, J. Koo, H. M. Wong, O. Dessens, S. Balasubramanian, G. G. Fleming, M. N. Pearlson, C. Wollersheim, R. Malina, S. Arunachalam, F. S. Binkowski, E. M. Leibensperger, D. J. Jacob, J. I. Hileman, I. A. Waitz, Environmental Science & Technology, Volume 46 (2012), Issue 8, Pages 4275–4282.
“The Impact of Climate Policy on US Aviation,” N. Winchester, C. Wollersheim, R. Clewlow, N. C. Jost, S. Paltsev, J. M. Reilly, I. A. Waitz, A PARTNER Project 31 report, May 2011, Report No. PARTNER-COE-2011-001. http://web.mit.edu/aeroastro/partner/reports/proj31/proj31-captraderpt.pdf
“The Regional Impact of Airports: How can we measure it?,” R. Malina, C. Wollersheim, Aerlines Magazine, Issue 44, Pages 1-6.
Presentations and Invited Talks
“The Impact of Oil Prices on the Air Transportation Industry,” together with Dominic McConnachie and R. John Hansman, AGIFORS 52nd annual symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, October 9-13, 2012.
“Impacts of Climate and Biofuels Policies on US Aviation,” National Aviation Systems Planning Symposium, Galveston, TX, May 20-22, 2012.
“Societal Cost of Aircraft-Related Noise,” FAA Noise Roadmap Meeting, Washington, D.C, April 19-20, 2011.
“Aviation and the Environment,” Korean Aviation Delegation Visit, Cambridge, MA, 2011.