Dr. Christine Grüning is an economist with focus on climate policy instruments and international relations. Between 1999 and 2004 she studied International Business Administration at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). She received a Bachelor in Financial Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in 2002 and a Maestria de Dirección de Empresas (MBA) from the Universidad Católica de Códoba (Argentina) in 2004. Subsequently she joined the Chair of Public Finance and Environmental Economics at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and recieved a doctoral degree in 2010. Since 2011 she is a Project Manager for Frankfurt School’s Sustainable Energy Finance Competence Centre. She combines research on policy-relevant topics in sustainable energy and climate finance with an orientation towards practical application and final implementation.