Johanna Arlinghaus

PhD student

 Johanna Arlinghaus

Johanna Arlinghaus is a PhD candidate in the working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change at MCC. Her PhD research focuses on the design and empirical effects of price-based environmental and climate policy instruments.

Johanna completed her undergraduate studies in Economics in Maastricht and Paris, and earned her Masters degree in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin in 2013.

After graduating, she spent four years working as an Economist at the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where her work focused on the intersection of tax, environmental and climate policy. Johanna also worked as a consultant on Public Finance for the German development cooperation agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Eschborn and Arusha (Tanzania), for one year in total.

Johanna’s PhD scholarship is sponsored by the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, sdw)

Curriculum vitae
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Energy taxation and carbon pricing in the European Union and beyond, (joint with Van Dender, K., L. Dressler, F. Flues, M. Harding), Revue internationale de droit fiscal, 3, 2016, 301-309

Working papers, policy reports and book chapters:

Tax Policy Reforms 2018: OECD and Selected Partner Economies, (joint with Perret, S., Salins, V., Buydens, S., Kennedy, S., T. Hanappi), OECD Publishing, Paris.

Taxing Energy Use 2018: Companion to the Taxing Energy Use Database (joint with Van Dender, K.), OECD Publishing, Paris, February 2018

OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2017 (joint with Brys, B., S. Perret, S. Gómez, T. Hanappi), OECD Publishing, Paris, August 2017.

The environmental tax and subsidy reform in Mexico (joint with Van Dender, K.), OECD Tax Policy Working Papers, No. 31, OECD Publishing, Paris, Juli 2017.

Effektive CO2-Sätze - Bepreisung von CO2 durch Steuern und Emissionshandel (joint with Dressler, L., F. Flues, K. Van Dender), in Schomaker (ed.) Die Europäische Energiewende, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, May 2017.

Effective Carbon Rates: Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems (joint with Dressler, L., F. Flues, M. Harding, K. Van Dender), OECD Publishing, Paris, September 2016.

Taxing Energy Use 2015 – OECD and Selected Partner Economies (joint with Harding, M., K. Van Dender), OECD Publishing, Paris, May 2015

Impacts of Carbon Prices on Indicators of Competitiveness, OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 87, OECD Publishing, Paris.