Holzer Kateryna

Kateryna Holzer
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  • WTO law
  • Climate law
  • Energy law
  • Environmental law

Dr Kateryna Holzer is a post-doctoral researcher with NCCR Trade Regulation (World Trade Institute, Bern). Her area of research includes the interface of trade, climate and energy policies, as well as climate and energy policy initiatives undertaken under preferential trade and sectorial agreements. She is a contributing author of the Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, such as Global Environmental Change, Carbon and Climate Law Review, German Yearbook of International Law, Umweltrecht in der Praxis, New Zealand Journal of International Law and Denver Journal of Public and International Law. She provides consultation to the Swiss government and a number of NGOs on trade-related aspects of environmental and energy policy, including electricity tax reform.


From 2009 to 2012, she was a doctoral fellow under the NCCR Climate project examining the issue of consistency of border carbon adjustments with WTO law. From 2007 to 2009, after graduating from the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE 6) at the World Trade Institute, she was an affiliate of NCCR Trade Regulation. Before joining the MILE programme in 2005, she served as an assistant professor (docent) and vice-dean at the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade. Lecturing in Principles of Management and Strategic Management, she co-authored Interactive Methods of Teaching Business Disciplines (Kiev 2004), approved by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine as a teaching reference book.


Apart from her PhD in Law from the University of Bern (2012) (Carbon-related Border Adjustment and WTO Law, Edward Elgar, 2014), and her Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (2006), she holds a PhD in Economics (‘kandidat nauk’) from Ukraine (Management of Automobile Industry Enterprises of Ukraine under Protectionism, Kiev 2003), a Master of International Management from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade (1999) and a Bachelor of Economics from the National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy (1997).

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