Ivan Digel


Wilhelmshöher Allee 73
34121 Kassel
WA-altes Gebäude (WA 73), ohne Raumangabe
Consultation Hours

on appointment

Research interests

My general research interests are sprawling from social philocophy to environmental and experimental economics.
My current research agenda is about modeling the decision-making of individuals on the market of heating systems. The main approach is to combine computer simulation with the developments in bihevioral psychology, social psychology and market theory to build an agent-based model(s) of a particular market.
- Agent-based modeling
- Network analysis


Heat Trans­ition of the Urban Build­ing Stock by In­ter­act­ive De­cision Space Ana­lysis

08/2022 - 07/2025

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hoffmann, Clemens
Dr. Krebs, Friedrich; Dr. Holzhauer, Sascha; Digel, Ivan; Kaiser, Alwina

The project WAERMER shall apply a methodical integration of energy system optimisation on an urban level and agent-based modelling of individual investment behaviour including preferences and scope of action. It shall help identify the requirements for a successful transition of heat provision in the urban building stock towards CO2-neutrality. Building owners are surveyed about relevant factors of their investment decision making. In an iterative process, measures to incentivise individual investments can be developed and simulated as well as required adaptations to the technical energy system identified. The agent-based modelling explicitly considers the influence of energy consultants and craftspeople concerning their changing knowledge and recommendations.


2022 Digel, I., Dinara, M., Marat, U., Nurbakhyt, N., & Aigul, A. (2022). Evaluating development prospects of smart cities: Cluster analysis of Kazakhstan’s regions. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 20(4), 76–87. https://doi.org/10.21511/ppm.20(4).2022.07
2021 Digel, I., Imangali, Z. G., & Borisova, E. I. (2021). Analysis of the relationship between the level of corruption, economic growth and the quality of life of the population (on the example of individual countries of the world). Economics: The Strategy and Practice, 16(2), 178–187. https://doi.org/10.51176/1997-9967-2021-2-178-187
2020 Digel, I., & Panzabekova, A. (2020). PERSONAL SAFETY AS AN INDICATOR OF LIVING STANDARDS. Society and Security Insights, 3(2), 60–74. https://doi.org/10.14258/ssi(2020)2-04


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2016Bachelor of economics and business (World Economy),al Farabi Kazakh National University
2018Master of Economic Science (World Economy)al Farabi Kazakh National University
2022Master of Science (Environmental and Resource Economics)Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel