Dr. Gregor Schwerhoff


Dr. Gregor Schwerhoff

Gregor Schwerhoff holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the Université Paris-Sud 11 and a PhD in economics from the University Bonn. He works on the interaction of climate change mitigation with economic development and public finance.

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals (ISI Articles)

  • Gobbi, P., J. Parys and G. Schwerhoff (2018). Intra-Household Allocation of Parental Leave. Canadian Journal of Economics. forthcoming Link pdf of working paper version
  • Schwerhoff, G., T. Dao Nguyen, O. Edenhofer, G. Grimalda, M. Jakob, D. Klenert, and J. Siegmeier (2017). Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 11 (2017-20): 1–11. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. and M. Franks (2017), Optimal Environmental Taxation with Capital Mobility. Fiscal Studies. forthcoming Link pdf of working paper version
  • Schwerhoff, G., U. Kornek, K. Lessmann, M. Pahle (2017). Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation: Consequences and Incentives. Journal of Economic Surveys. forthcoming Link pdf of working paper version
  • Schwerhoff, G. and Sy, M. (2016). Financing Renewable Energy in Africa –Key Challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, forthcoming Link pdf of accepted manuscript
  • Klenert, D., Schwerhoff, G., Edenhofer, O., Mattauch, L. (2016) Environmental Taxation, Inequality and Engel's Law: The Double Dividend of Redistribution. Environmental and Resource Economics, Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2016). The economics of leadership in climate change mitigation. Climate Policy, 16(2):196-214. Link pdf Comment to this paper
  • Schwerhoff, G. and Sy, M. (2014). The non-monetary side of the global disinflation. Open Economies Review, 25(2):337-371. Link pdf

 Other Publications (for full list, see Google Scholar profile)

  • Schwerhoff, G. (2017). “Response to the Comment on: ‘The Economics of Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation.’” Climate Policy 17(6): 817–18. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. and J. Wehkamp (2017). Export Tariffs Combined with Public Investments As a Forest Conservation Policy Instrument. FEEM Working Paper No. 20.2017. Link pdf
  • Kalkuhl, M., B. Fernandez Milan, G. Schwerhoff, M. Jakob, F. Creutzig, M. Hahnen (2017): Fiscal instruments for sustainable development: The case of land taxes. Conference Paper, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017. Link pdf
  • Klenert, D. et al. (2017). Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy. G20 Insights Platform. Link
  • Steckel, J., Schwerhoff, G., and Edenhofer, O. (2017). Enabling Low-Carbon Development in Poor Countries. In Sustainable Manufacturing Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives. Springer Open. Link pdf
  • Leimbach, M., N. Roming, A. Schultes, G. Schwerhoff (2016). Development perspectives of Sub-Saharan Africa under climate policies. Conference Paper, IRENA International Energy Workshop. Link pdf
  • Kalkuhl, M., G. Schwerhoff and K. Waha (2016). Agricultural Risk Management and Land Tenure. Conference Paper, CSAE Conference 2016: Economic Development in Africa. Link pdf
  • Stürmer, M. and G. Schwerhoff (2016). Non-Renewable Resources, Extraction Technology, and Endogenous Growth. Conferenvce Paper, NBER Summer Institute 2016. Link pdf slides Blog article by Paul Romer on this paper
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2016). Review: Llavador, Humberto G., Roemer, John E. and Silvestre, Joaquim: Sustainability for a warming planet. Journal of Economics, 117(1):85-88. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2016): Response to the comment on: ‘The economics of leadership in climate change mitigation’, Climate Policy. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. and M. Franks (2015), Optimal Environmental Taxation with Capital Mobility. Conference Paper, Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). Link pdf
  • Edenhofer, O., Kadner, S., von Stechow, C., Schwerhoff, G., & Luderer, G. (2014). "Linking climate change mitigation research to sustainable development". In Handbook of Sustainable Development: Second Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Link
  • Schwerhoff, G and M. Sy (2013). How Globalization Helped Decreasing Inflation. EconoMonitor. Link
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2012). Essays on Parental Leave, Global Disinflation and Non-Renewable Resources. PhD Thesis. Link pdf







Curriculum Vitae

since 2015:Postdoc, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin, Germany
2012 - 2015:Postdoc, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
2009 - 2010:Visiting Researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
2007 - 2012:

PhD student at Bonn Graduate School of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

PhD in Economics, University Bonn, Germany, supervisor: Prof. Martin Hellwig

2006 - 2009:M.Sc. in Economics, University Bonn, Germany
2004 - 2006:M.Sc. in Mathematics, Université Paris-Sud 11, France
2002 - 2004:Undergraduate studies in mathematics, Universität Tübingen, Germany


Aktuelle Publikationen

Schwerhoff, G.; Dao Nguyen, T.; Edenhofer, O.; Grimalda, G.; Jakob, M.; Klenert, D.; Siegmeier, J., 2017

Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy.

Peer Review
Schwerhoff, G.; Franks, M., 2017

Optimal Environmental Taxation with Capital Mobility

Fiscal Studies
Peer Review
Kalkuhl, M.; Fernandez Milan, B.; Schwerhoff, G.; Jakob, M.; Hahnen, M.; Creutzig, F.; Bouma, J.; van der Esch, S., 2017

Land Taxes as Fiscal Instruments to Promote Sustainable Development Report

Schwerhoff, Gregor; Kornek, Ulrike; Lessmann, Kai; Pahle, Michael, 2017

Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation: Consequences and Incentives

Journal of Economic Surveys
Peer Review
Schwerhoff, G.; Sy, M., 2016

Financing renewable energy in Africa – Key challenge of the sustainable development goals

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Peer Review