Merla Kubli

Merla Kubli

Merla Kubli

Prof. Dr.
Assistant Professor of Managing Climate Solutions
Büro 52-5226
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses Business models and consumer preferences for renewable energies and electric mobility
Fields of research
  • Business models for electric mobility and smart charging
  • Customer preferences for co-creation of flexibility
  • Co-creation of decentral flexibility
  • Decentralisation dynamics of energy systems
  • System Dynamics modelling
  • PhD in Management, "Decentralization dynamics of energy systems: From prosumer preferences to system perspectives", (University of St. Gallen, 2015 -2018)
  • M.Phil European Joint Degree in System Dynamics Erasmus Mundus European Master in System Dynamics (University of Bergen, New University of Lisbon, Radboud University Nijmegen, 2012-2014)
  • M.A. in Business Administration (Radboud University Nijmegen, 2013-2014)
  • B.A. Business and Economics, major in economics (University of Basel, 2008-2011)

Teaching Activities

Master course “Climate Solutions 101”, together with Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen

Master course “Multi-disciplinary perspectives on climate solutions”, together with Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen

Master course "Social Acceptance of Sustainability Innovations", together with Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Reuter (Universität Neuchâtel)

Bachelor course "The power of games: How simulation games can foster sustainability transitions", together with Dr. Andreas Gerber (EMPA St. Gallen) 


Projects E-LANDSCCER MobilityMaster certificate Managing Climate Solutions 
  • Best Paper Award for the Paper "Squaring the sunny circle? On balancing distributive justice of power grid costs and incentives for solar prosumers" an der IAEE Konferenz 2017 in Wien
  • Best poster award for the poster "V2G: Measuring the electric vehicle drivers’ willingness to co-create flexibility for smart grids" at the SCCER Mobility annual conference 2017 with Moritz Loock and Rolf Wüstenhagen
  • Short listed for the GAIA Best Student Paper Award for the Paper "The Impacts of Governmental Policies on the Investment Decision for Renewable Energies in the Swiss Electricity Market" with Erling Moxens
  • Scholarship of Excellence of the European Commision for the Erasmus Mundus European Master in System Dynamics