This image shows Wolfgang Hauser

Wolfgang Hauser


Spokesperson Method Development Research Area / Research Associate
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


+49 711 685 84814
+49 711 685 82487

Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart


Alongside research on social aspects of the energy system and the creation of scenarios, he works on agent-based simulations and the topics of lifestyle and life satisfaction.

  1. 2021

    1. Naegler, T., Becker, L., Buchgeister, J., Hauser, W., Hottenroth, H., Junne, T., Lehr, U., Scheel, O., Schmidt-Scheele, R., Simon, S., Sutardhio, C., Tietze, I., Ulrich, P., Viere, T., & Weidlich, A. (2021). Integrated Multidimensional Sustainability Assessment of Energy System Transformation Pathways. Sustainability, 13, 5217.
  2. 2020

    1. Pregger, T., Naegler, T., Weimer-Jehle, W., Prehofer, S., & Hauser, W. (2020). Moving towards socio-technical scenarios of the German energy transition---lessons learned from integrated energy scenario building. Climatic Change, 162(4), Article 4.
    2. Senkpiel, C., Dobbins, A., Kockel, C., Steinbach, J., Fahl, U., Wille, F., Globisch, J., Wassermann, S., Droste-Franke, B., Hauser, W., Hofer, C., Nolting, L., & Bernath, C. (2020). Integrating Methods and Empirical Findings from Social and Behavioural Sciences into Energy System Models—Motivation and Possible Approaches. Energies, 13(18), Article 18.
    3. Senkpiel, C., & Hauser, W. (2020). Systemic Evaluation of the Effects of Regional Self-Supply Targets on the German Electricity System Using Consistent Scenarios and System Optimization. Energies, 13(18), Article 18.
    4. Weimer-Jehle, W., Vögele, S., Hauser, W., Kosow, H., Poganietz, W.-R., & Prehofer, S. (2020). Socio-technical energy scenarios: state-of-the-art and CIB-based approaches. Climatic Change, 162(4), Article 4.
  3. 2019

    1. Kost, C., Längle, S., Shammugam, S., Garcia, K. R., Hauser, W., Biener, W., & Senkpiel, C. (2019). AutGrid - Chancen und Risiken der Netzautarkie in Deutschland; Modellgestützte Analyse und Bewertung der Auswirkungen einer Netzautarkie von Regionen im deutschen Energiesystem : Schlussbericht : Laufzeit des Vorhabens: 01.05.2015-31.12.2018, Chancen und Risiken der Netzautarkie in Deutschland, Modellgestützte Analyse und Bewertung der Auswirkungen einer Netzautarkie von Regionen im deutschen Energiesystem, Chances and risks of grid self-sufficiency in Germany - Model-based analysis and evaluation of the effects of grid autarky in the Germany energy system. Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, ISE;

Wolfgang Hauser studied Sociology at the University of Bamberg and Université de la Réunion. He gained his doctorate from the University of Stuttgart with a thesis on the relationship between private energy consumption and lifestyle.

His work focuses on the socio-technical analysis of the energy system and scenario building. In addition to the classical methods of empirical social research, agent-based modeling and cross-impact balance analysis are mainly applied. His main research interests in the field of CIB are the creation of hybrid scenarios and statistical scenario analysis.

More information about CIB-Lab

To the top of the page