Philipp Thaler

Philipp Thaler

Philipp Thaler

Büro 52-5148
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Energy Governance

Fields of research

Swiss-EU energy relations

Swiss, European and global energy governance

Energy and climate policy

Local actors in the energy transition

External energy policy

Further fields of research

European Green Deal

European Union

Public Policy

Energy security

EU Energy Union


2010-2015 PhD in Political Science (major in public policy), Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
2007-2008 MSc in European Political Economy, London School of Economics (LSE), UK
2004-2007 BA in European Studies, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Professional Career

2016-2017 Policy Advisor for energy and climate think tank E3G in Brussels, Belgium
2010-2015 (with interruptions) Consultant in the energy sector for Siemens Germany
2013 Trainee for the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium
2011-2012 Teaching Assistant in the MA Public Policy curriculum at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary
2009-2010 Lecturer in the BA European Studies curriculum at Maastricht University, Netherlands
2009-2010 Consultant in the energy sector for EUtech in Aachen, German