Teaching award / Preis der lehre
Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack is one of the prize winners of the Teaching Award 2012/13 in the category "Best Course". Click here for more information on the website (German)
KEEP COOL – the Board Game on Climate Change
The new realease of KEEP COOL has been successful. Find further information on the website
The Environment and Development Economics team is mainly working on the economics of climate change, in particular adaptation to climate change. The focus is on instruments for strongly regulated sectors with long-living infrastructure, such as the energy and transport sectors. Further research areas are international environmental agreements and modeling of policy instruments.
The combination of both research areas - i.e. environment and development economics - emphasises the strong economic relationship between industrialised countries that contribute disproportionately to climate change and vulnerable countries in the south that face the main burden of global warming.
Driven by different academic backgrounds (economics, mathematics, physics, and political science) the research team pursues an interdisciplinary approach. Both qualitative methods and mathematical modelling (e.g. game theory) are applied.