Jesse Scott, Hertie School & DIW Berlin German Institute for Economic Research
Jesse Scott
Visiting Research Fellow
Hertie School & DIW Berlin German Institute for Economic Research

Jesse Scott is Adjunct Faculty at the Hertie School and is currently on sabbatical as a Visiting Fellow at DIW Berlin. A world class expert on policy making in the field of clean energy transition, she has worked in Europe and globally, in international and national government and in civil society. Until September 2022, she was International Director at thinktank Agora Energiewende, and in 2015-17 she worked at the OECD International Energy Agency where she co-authored the first significant assessment of the impact of digitalisation on energy systems. Previously she worked for 15 years in Brussels. Her experience includes advising EU Presidencies, business lobbying (Deputy Secretary General at natural gas association Eurogas, Head of Environment at electricity association Eurelectric), and working with law firms White & Case and Steptoe & Johnson. Today, her research and policy work focus on how Europe can deliver a green industrial transition and also support energy transitions in emerging and developing economies. Like every aspect of energy transition, this is an area of learning-by-doing. Early in her career Jesse worked assisting leaders of the Convention that prepared the EU Lisbon Treaty. Jesse studied at Cambridge University and the European University Institute in Florence.