Dr. Gracia Brückmann

Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) / PostDoc

Institute of Political Science

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University Bern
Institute of Political Science
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
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Since 10/2021
Institute of Political Science, Post-Doc in the projects SWEET EDGE (Enabling Decentralized renewable GEneration in the Swiss cities, midlands, and the Alps) and SURE (SUstainable and Resilient Energy for Switzerland) funded by Swiss Federal Office of Energy, SFOE
09/2023 - 12/2023 Visiting Fellow at London Scool of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of Social Policy
2017 - 2021
Dr. sc. ETH, ETH Zurich, thesis entitled "Electric vehicle adoption and acceptance". Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bernauer, Committee members: Prof. Dr. Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, Prof. Dr. Kay Axhausen.
Researcher at ETH Zurich's International Political Economy and Environmental Politics group and Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (Swiss Mobility Lab). Projects included, e.g., "Fostering the Transition Towards More Fuel-Efficient Cars" (funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, SFOE).
Student research for Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen, Zurich
Student research assistant at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, PhD, Munich, Germany 
2015 - 2016
Erasmus Semester, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Internship at German Council of Economic Experts, Labour Market Experts, Wiesbaden, Germany
2014 - 2017
Master in International Economics and Policy Consulting, University of Magdeburg, Germany. Thesis: An Econometric Analysis of the Effect of Political Contributions from the Oil Industry on Votes at the US Congress.
Internship at BMW, Analysis and Prognosis Customer, Market and Competition (Strategic Market and Concurrence Prognosis), Munich, Germany
2012 - 2013
Erasmus Semester, Stockholm University, Sweden
2011 - 2013 Student research assistant at Seminar for Empirical Economics, Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter, Munich, Germany
2010 - 2013 Bachelor of Science Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, Thesis: Widowhood, Medical Expenditures, and Health Care Utilization among the Elderly US Population.



  • Brückmann, G. et al. (2023). Towards more impactful energy research: The salient role of social sciences and humanities. PLOS Climate 2 (2), e0000132. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000132
  • Brückmann, G. & Bernauer. T, (2023). An experimental analysis of consumer preferences towards public charging infrastructure Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 116, 103626. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2023.103626
  • Wicki, M., Brückmann, G., Quoss, F. & Bernauer, T. (2023). What do we really know about the acceptance of battery electric vehicles? – Turns out, not much. Transport Reviews, 43:1. https://doi.org/ 10.1080/01441647.2021.2023693



  • Brückmann, G., Wicki, M. & Bernauer, T. (2021). Is resale anxiety an obstacle to electric vehicle adoption? Results from a survey experiment in Switzerland. Environmental Research Letters, 16 (12), 124027. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac3531
  • Brückmann, G., Willibald, F. & Blanco, V. (2021). Battery Electric Vehicle adoption in regions without strong policies. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 90, 102615. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.TRD.2020.102615


  • Brückmann, G. & Bernauer, T. (2020). What drives public support for policies to enhance electric vehicle adoption? Environmental Research Letters, 15(9), 094002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab90a5

Reports, blog posts and other published work

Media and Media Coverage

Spring 2024 Lecture on Causality, University of Bern
Fall 2022 & 2023 Master Seminar: "Energy and Mobility Policies for Decarbonisation", University of Bern
2023 Lecture on Public Opinion at "Political Economy of Climate Change", Organization jointly with: V. Koubi, University of Bern
2023 Lecture on Renewable Energy Policy and Diffusion at "Political Economy of Climate Change", Organization jointly with: V. Koubi, University of Bern
2021 Lecture on Battery-electric vehicle adoption at "Frontiers in Energy Research", Organizer: Energy Science Centre, ETH Zurich
2021 Lecture on Sustainable Development at "Political Economy". Organization jointly with: V. Koubi, D. Kolcava, ETH Zurich 
2020 Lecture on Experimental Political Science at "Proseminar 2". Organizers: D. Presberger, F. Quoß, ETH Zurich
2018 & 2019 Tutorial “Methoden der Empirischen Sozialforschung” (Empirical social science methods), lecture by Dr. L. Rudolph, ETH Zurich
2018 & 2019 Seminar instructor "IDEA League Challenge: The mobility challenge", by Prof. Dr. T. Bernauer, ETH Zurich
2012 Tutorial "Mathematical Methods in Economics", lecture by Prof. H. Rainer, Ph.D., LMU Munich

Additionally, Dr. Brückmann advised several Master theses.