Dr. Michael Jakob


Dr. Michael Jakob

Dr. Michael Jakob is a Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include:

  • Climate policy, especially in developing countries
  • Economic growth and welfare
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Political Economy of Climate Policy
  • Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

Before joining MCC, Dr. Michael Jakob spent more than five years as a PhD student and postdoc researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He holds a PhD in economics from the Technical University of Berlin and has obtained degrees in physics, economics, and international relations from universities in Munich, St. Gallen, and Geneva.

Michael Jakob is currently engaged in a project on carbon pricing and investments in infrastructure. Further research includes fossil fuel subsidy reform.


Curriculum vitae

Detailed CV.



Ongoing work

Dorband, I., Jakob, M., Steckel, J.: Political economy of climate change mitigation and energy policies in Vietnam – a case study

Dorband, I., Jakob, M., Steckel, J.: Double progressivity of infrastructure development through carbon pricing - Insights from Nigeria

Jakob, M.: Carbon policy and international trade

Jakob, M., Flachsland, C., Steckel, J.C., Urpelainen, J.: The political economy of climate and energy policy: A Theoretical Framework. Working Paper here.

Jakob, M., Flachsland, C., Lamb W., Steckel, J., Edenhofer, O.: Do we need to put the brake on growth to save the environment?

Jakob, M., Kowarsch, M. Capitalism and sustainable development? - Disentangling a confused debate

Jakob, M., Steckel, J.C., et al.: Phasing out coal: designing the policy, market and social framework

Jakob, M. Ward, H., Steckel, J.C.: Sharing resonsibility for traded emissions

Kalkuhl, M., Steckel, J.C., Montrone, L., Peters, J., Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O.: Coal, industrialization and poverty eradication

Lamb, W. et al.:What are the social outcomes of climate policies?

Levi, S., Flachsland, C., Jakob, M.: Political Economy Determinants of Carbon Pricing

Malerba, D., Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M.: Compensation schemes for socially just climate policies

Minx, J. et al.: Coal Transitions - Evidence Synthesis

Ohlendorf, N. Jakob, M., Minx, J.C., Schröder, C., Steckel, J.C.: Distributional Impacts of Climate Mitigation Policies - a Meta-Analysis (DIW Working Paper)

Ordonez, J.A., Jakob, M., Steckel, J.C., Fünfgeld, A.: Coal, power and coal-powered politics in Indonesia. The political economy of energy policy in Indonesia´s State-Owned-Enterprises driven infrastructural development

Schenuit, F., Koch, L., Jakob, M.: Markets for lemons in climate science

Steckel, J.C., Hilaire, J., Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O.: Lions in the dragon’s shoes? On carbonization patterns in Sub-Sahara Africa

Steckel, J.C., Ward, H., Dorband, I.I., Jakob, M., Montrone, L., Renner, S., Hafner, F.: Distributional impacts on households by low carbon policies in Asian economies

Ward, H., Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M.: How Global Climate Policy Could Affect Competitiveness

Wenz, L. Weddige, U., Jakob, M. Steckel, J.C.: Road to glory or highway to hell? Global road access and climate change mitigation


Peer-reviewed articles in journals

Dorband, I., Jakob, M. Kalkuhl, M., Steckel, J.C. (2019): Poverty and distributional effects of carbon pricing in low- and middle-income countries – a global comparative analysis. World Development 115: 246-257.

Kalkuhl, M., Fernandez Milan, B., Schwerhoff, G., Jakob, M., Hahnen, M., Creutzig, F. (2018): Can land taxes foster sustainable development? An assessment of fiscal, distributional and implementation issues. Land Use Policy 78: 338-352

Franks, M., Lessmann, K. Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O. (2018): Carbon Pricing Could Mobilize Domestic Resources for the Agenda 2030. Nature Sustainability 1: 350-357.

Kriegler, E., Bertram, C., Kuramochi, C., Jakob, M., Pehl, M., Stevanović, M., Fekete, H., Hilaire, J., Höhne, N., Luderer, G., Luna, L., Minx, J., Popp, A., Steckel, J.C., Sterl, S., Yalew, A.W., Dietrich, J.-P., Edenhofer, O. (2018): Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals. Environmental Research Letters 13 074022.

Jakob, M. (2018): Can carbon pricing jointly promote climate change mitigation and human development in Peru? Energy for Sustainable development 44: 87-96 [manuscript version here].

Steckel, J.C.,  Jakob, M. (2018): The Role of Financing Cost and De-risking Strategies for Clean Energy Investment. International Economics 155: 19-28.

Edenhofer, O., Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M., Bertram, C. (2018): Reports of coal’s terminal decline may be exaggerated. Environmental Research Letters 13(2)

Jakob, M., Kübler, D., Steckel, J.C., van Veldhuizen, R. (2017): Clean up your own mess: An experimental study of moral responsibility and efficiency. Journal of Public Economics 155: 138-146 [manuscript version here]

Jakob, M. (2017): Ecuador's climate targets: A credible entry point to a low-carbon economy? Energy for Sustainable Development 39:91-100 [manuscript version here]

Steckel, J., Rao, N.D., Jakob, M. (2017): Infrastructure access: trends and drivers. Utilities Policy 45: 109-117

Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M., Flachsland, C., Kornek, U., Lessmann, K., Edenhofer, E. (2017): From climate finance towards sustainable development finance. WIREs Climate Change

Nemet, G.J., Jakob, M., Steckel, J.C., Edenhofer, E. (2017): Addressing policy credibility problems for low-carbon investment. Global Environmental Change 42: 47-57

Jakob, M. and Steckel, J.C. (2016): Implications of climate change mitigation for sustainable development. Environmental Research Letters 11(10) [Open Access]

Fuss, S., Chen, C., Jakob, M., Marxen, A., Rao, N., Edenhofer, E. (2016): Could resource rents finance universal access to infrastructure? A first exploration of needs and rents. Environment and Development Economics

Jakob, M., Chen, C., Fuss, S., Marxen, A., Rao, N., Edenhofer, E. (2016): Using carbon pricing revenues to finance infrastructure access. World Development 84: 254-65. [Manuscript Version here] [Data]

Steckel, J., Edenhofer, O., Jakob, M. (2015): Drivers for the renaissance of coal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 112(29)

Jakob, M., Chen, C., Marxen, A., Fuss, S. (2015): Development incentives for fossil fuel subsidy reform. Nature Climate Change 5: 709-712. [Manuscript Version here] [Data]

Jakob, M., Hilaire, J. (2015): Using Importers’ Windfall Savings from Oil Subsidy Reform to Enhance International Cooperation on Climate Policies. Climatic Change 131(4): 465-472. [Manuscript Version here]

Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob, F. Creutzig, C. Flachsland, S. Fuss, M. Kowarsch, K. Lessmann, L. Mattauch, J. Siegmeier, JC Steckel (2015): Closing the Emissions Price Gap. Global Environmental Change 31: 132-143. [Manuscript Version here]. Reprinted in Kaul, I. (ed.) (2016): Global Public Goods. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Zimmer, A., M. Jakob, J. Steckel  (2015): What motivates Vietnam to strive for a low-carbon economy? - An explorative case study on the drivers of climate policy in a developing country. Energy for Sustainable Development, 24, pp. 19-32. Was awarded the Reddy Prize - Best Paper of 2014.

Jakob, M., J. Steckel, C. Flachsland, L. Baumstark (2015): Climate Finance: Curse or Blessing? Climate and Development 7(1):1-15. [Manuscript Version here]. This study's data are the basis for the MCC Subsidy Map.

Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O. (2014): Green Growth, Degrowth, and the Commons. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 30 (3): : 447-468. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., Lessmann, K., Wildgrube, T. (2014): The Role of Emissions Trading and Permit Allocation in International Climate Agreements with Asymmetric Countries. Strategic Behaviour and Environment, 4(4): 361-392. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., Steckel, J., Klasen, S., Lay, J., Grunewald, N., Martínez-Zarzoso, I., Renner, S., Edenhofer, O. (2014): Feasible Mitigation Actions in Developing Countries. Nature Climate Change. 4: 961-968. Manuscript Version. [Manuscript Version here]

Creutzig, F., Goldschmidt, J.C., Lehmann, P., Schmid, E., von Blücher, F., Breyer, C., Fernandez, B., Jakob, M., Knopf, B., Lohrey, S., Susca, T., Wiegandt, K. (2014): Catching  two European birds with one renewable stone: Mitigating climate change and Eurozone crisis by an energy transition. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 38: 1015-1028.

Jakob, M., S. Brunner (2014): Optimal Commitment under Uncertainty: Adjustment Rules for Climate Policy. Strategic Behavior and Environment. 4 (3): 291-310. [Manuscript Version here]

Grunewald, N., M. Jakob, I. Mouratiadou (2014): Decomposing Inequality in CO2 Emissions: the Role of Primary Energy Carriers and Economic Sectors. Ecological Economics 100: 183-194. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., J. Steckel, O. Edenhofer (2014): Consumption- vs. Production-Based Emission Policies: Annual Review of Resource and Environmental Economics 6. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., J. Steckel (2014): How climate change mitigation could harm development in poor countries. WIREs Climate Change 5(2): 161-168. [Manuscript Version here]

Staub-Kaminski, I., A. Zimmer, M. Jakob, R. Marschinski (2014): Climate Policy in Practice: A Typology of Obstacles and Implications for Integrated Assessment Modeling. Climate Change Economics 5(1). [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., R. Marschinski, M. Hübler (2013): Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Trade-Theory Analysis of Leakage under Production- and Consumption-Based Policies. Environmental and Resource Economics 56 (1): 47-72. [Manuscript Version here]

Steckel, J., R.J. Brecha, J. Strefler, M. Jakob, G. Luderer (2013): Development without energy? On the challenge of sustainable development in the context of climate change mitigation. Ecological Economics 90: 53–67. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., R. Marschinski (2013): Interpreting trade-related CO2 emission transfers. Nature Climate Change 3(1): 19-23. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., K. Lessmann (2012): Signaling in International Environmental Agreements: The Case of Early and Delayed Action. International Environmental Agreements: Policy, Law, and Economics 12(4): 309-325. [Manuscript Version here]

Marschinski, R., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob (2012): Sectoral Linking of Carbon Markets: A Trade-Theory Analysis. Resource and Energy Economics 34 (4): 585-606. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., M. Haller, R. Marschinski (2012): Will History Repeat Itself? Economic Convergence and Convergence in Energy Use Patterns. Energy Economics 34: 95-104. [Manuscript Version here]

Jakob, M., G. Luderer, J. Steckel, M. Tavoni, S. Monjon (2012): Time to act now? Assessing the costs of delaying climate measures and benefits of early action. Climatic Change 114 (1): 79-99. [Manuscript Version here]

Luderer, G., V. Bosetti, M. Jakob, M. Leimbach, J. Steckel, H. Waisman, O. Edenhofer (2012): The economics of decarbonizing the energy system—results and insights from the RECIPE model intercomparison. Climatic Change 114 (1): 9-37. [Manuscript Version here]

Steckel, J., M. Jakob, G. Luderer, R. Marschinski (2011): From Carbonization to Decarbonization? - Past Trends and Future Scenarios for China's CO2 Emissions. Energy Policy 39 (6): 3443-3455. [Manuscript Version here]



Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob (2017): Klimapolitik. Ziele, Konflikte, Lösungen. C.H. Beck Reihe Wissen.


Book chapters

Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O., Kornek, U., Lenzi, D., Minx, J. (2019): Governing the Commons to Promote Global Justice - Climate Change Mitigation and Rent Taxation. In: Kanbur, R. and Shue, H. (eds.): Climate Justice. Integrating Economics and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, J. Hilaire, M. Jakob (2016): Den Klimawandel stoppen. In: Patenge, M., Beck, R., Luber, M. (Hg.): Schöpfung bewahren. Theologie und Kirche als Impulsgeber für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. Verlag Friedrich Pustet, Regensburg. Freely available online here.

Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O. (2014): Multiple Objectives for Governance of the global commons. In: Rogall, H., Binswanger, H.-C., Ekardt, F., Grothe, A., Hasenclever, W.-D., Hauchler, I., Jänicke, M., Kollmann, K., Michaelis, N.V., Nutzinger, H.G., Scherhorn, G.: Jahrbuch Nachhaltige Ökonomie 2014/15, Metropolis-Verlag.

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, K. Lessmann (2014): The Atmosphere as a Global Commons – Challenges for International Cooperation and Governance. Forthcoming in: Semmler, W., L. Bernard: The Handbook on the Macroeconomics of Climate Change. Oxford University Press. Also published as Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Discussion Paper 13-58.

Hansen, G., M. Jakob, S. Kadner (2012): Sustainable Development as a Cornerstone of a Future Energy System. In: Edenhofer, O., J. Wallacher, H. Lotze-Campen, M. Reder, B. Knopf, J. Müller (Eds.): Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability. Springer.



Lead author for Ch. 4 of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)

Contributing author to chapter 9: Renewable Energy in the Context of Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy in the Context of Sustainable Development (SRREN) of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.

Contributing author to chapter 4 of the fifth assessment report of the IPCC

Contributing author to chapter 5 of the fifth assessment report of the IPCC

Contributing author to chapter 13 of the fifth assessment report of the IPCC


Policy papers

Mattauch, L., Creutzig, F., aus dem Moore, N., Franks, M., Funke, F., Jakob, M., Sager, L., Schwarz, M., Voß, A., Beck, M.-L., Daub, C.-L., Drupp, M., Ekardt, F., Hagedorn, G., Kirchner, M., Kruse, T., Loew, T., Neuhoff, K., Neuweg, I., Peterson, S., Roesti, M., Schneider, G., Schmidt, R., Schwarze, R., Siegmeier, J., Thalmann, P., Wallacher, J. (2019). Antworten auf zentrale Fragen zur Einführung von CO2-Preisen. Gestaltungsoptionen und ihre Auswirkungen für den schnellen Übergang in die klimafreundliche Gesellschaft. Diskussionsbeiträge der Scientists for Future (German only)

Jakob, M., Soria, R., Trinidad, C., Edenhofer, O., Bak, C., Bouile, D., Buira, D., Carlino, H., Gutman, V., Hübner, C., Knopf, B., Lucena, A., Santos, L., Scott, A., Steckel, J.C., Tanaka, K., Vogt-Schilb, A., Yamada, K. (2018): Green Fiscal Reform for a Just Energy Transition in Latin America. Policy Brief for the Argentine G20 Presidency.

Knopf, B., K. Burghaus, C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, N. Koch, O. Edenhofer (2018): Shifting Paradigms in Carbon Pricing. Intereconomics 53(3): 135-140

Schwerhoff, G., Dao Nguyen, T., Edenhofer, O., Grimalda, G., Jakob, M., Klenert, D., Siegmeier, J. (2017): Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy. Policy Brief for the German G20 Presidency.

Kalkuhl, M., Fernandez, B., Schwerhoff, G., Jakob, M., Hahnen, M., Creutzig, M., Bouma, J., van der Esch, J. (2017): Land Taxes as Fiscal Instruments to Promote Sustainable Development. Background Paper for PBL Holland (Policy Brief Version available online here).

Jakob, M. and Steckel, J,.C. (2016). The Just Energy Transition. Background Paper for the WWF.

Knopf, B., Koch, N., Grosjean, G. Fuss, S., Flachsland, C., Pahle, M., Jakob, M., Edenhofer, O. (2014): The European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): ex-post analysis, the market stability reserve and options for a comprehensive reform, FEEM Nota di Lavoro, 79.2014. Also published as Euro CASE Policy Position Paper.

Edenhofer, O., C. Carraro, J.-C. Hourcade, K. Neuhoff, G. Luderer, C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, A. Popp, J. Steckel, J. Strohschein, N. Bauer, S. Brunner, M. Leimbach, H. Lotze-Campen, V. Bosetti, E. de Cian, M. Tavoni, O. Sassi, H. Waisman, R. Crassous-Doerfler, S. Monjon, S. Dröge, H. van Essen, P. del Río, A. Türk (2009): RECIPE - The Economics of Decarbonization. Synthesis Report.

Edenhofer, O., N. Stern, N. Bauer, S. Brunner, C. Flachsland, M. Jakob (2009): Towards a global Green Recovery. Recommendations for Immediate G20 Action. Report submitted to the G20 London Summit - April 2, 2009. Prepared on behalf of the German Foreign Office.

Flachsland, C., O. Edenhofer, M. Jakob, J. Steckel (2008): Developing the International Carbon Market. Linking Options for the EU ETS. Report to the Policy Planning Staff in the Federal Foreign Office.


Opinion pieces, newspaper articles, etc.

Jakob, M. and Koch, N. (2019): Klimapolitik und eine starke deutsche Wirtschaft – das geht zusammen! Tagesspiegel Background,  (German only) (also posted on the Common Economics Blog), 23.08.2019

Jakob M.: Green fiscal reform was not invited to G20 tango show. CEP Discussion Note (also posted on the Common Economics Blog), 02.08.2018 

Jakob, M. and Steckel, J.C. (2018): Coal: On the political economy in Indonesia and Vietnam. Common Economics Blog, 25.04.2018

Jakob, M. and O. Edenhofer (2017): Trinkwasser für alle statt schmutzige Energie. Zeit Online, 15.09.17 (German only)

Jakob, M. (2017): Una propuesta sobre el precio al carbono en Perú. SPDA Actualidad Ambiental 15.08.2017

Jakob M. und Steckel, J. (2017): Klimaschutz fehlt. Frankfurter Rundschau, 15.06.17 (German only)

Jakob M. (2016): Gute Aussichten fürs Klima ? Perus Klimapolitik nach der COP 22. Infoperu Newsletter 47

Jakob, M. and O. Edenhofer (2015): Welfare with or without Growth? GAIA 24(4): 240-242

Edenhofer, O., J.C. Steckel, M. Jakob (2015):Climate Finance in the Context of Sustainable Development. France Stratégie

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, J. Hilaire, M. Jakob (2015): Ist unbegrenztes Wachstum in einer begrenzten Welt möglich? Le Monde Diplomatique Atlas der Globalisierung (German only, also available online on taz.de)

Jakob, M., Hilaire, J. (2015): Unburnable Fossil Fuel Reserves. Nature 517: 150–152. 

Edenhofer, O., Steckel, J.C., Jakob, M. (2014): Does Environmental Sustainability Contradict Prosperity? Global Policy 5(S1): 15-20

Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob, J. Steckel (2013): Wohlstand und ökologische Nachhaltigkeit – ein Widerspruch? ifo Schnelldienst 15: 22-25.

Jakob, M.: Carbon export taxes could prevent "trade wars" between China, EU and US. China Dialogue online. Chinese Version.

Jakob, M. (2012): The fair cost of renewable energy. Nature Climate Change 2: 488–489.

Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob (2012): Why the promise of "green growth" would be illusory without a climate protection agreement to go with it. KfW Meinungsforum Entwicklungspolitik 6, June 6, 2012. German Version.

Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob (2012): Die Illusion des grünen Wachstums. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 2, 2012.

Marschinski, R., M. Jakob (2011): Reconsidering Copenhagen. Nature Climate Change 1 (6): 297–298.


Other publications

Jakob, M. (2011): Reframing International Climate Policy: Essays on Development Issues and Fragmented Regimes. Doctoral dissertation.

Jakob, M., V. Bosetti, H. Waisman, E. De Cian, J. Steckel, M. Leimbach, L. Baumstark (2009): The RECIPE reference scenarios. RECIPE Backgound Paper.

Jakob, M., H. Waisman, V. Bosetti, E. De Cian, M. Leimbach, L. Baumstark, G. Luderer (2009): Description of the RECIPE models. RECIPE Backgound Paper.



Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Nature Geoscience, Science Advances, PNAS, Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Change, Environmental and Resource Economics, International Environmental Agreements, Environment and Development Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, WIREs Climate Change, Climate and Development, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Energy for Sustainable Develpment, Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Science & Technology, Energy Research & Social Science, Journal of Cleaner Production, Strategic Behavior and Environment, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Games, World Development, International Tax and Public Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economic Surveys, Economic Systems Research, GAIA, MIT Press



Winter Semester 2014/15: Climate and Development with Jan Steckel and Gregor Schwerhoff.

Summer Semester 2013:"Climate Change Economics: Green Growth and New Models of Prosperity - Fairy Tale or Strategy?" at the Technical University of Berlin.

Winter Semester 2010/2011: Seminar on "Low-Carbon Development", co-taught by Jan Steckel at the Technical University of Berlin.



WCERE 2010 (Montreal); EAERE 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 (Rome, Prague, Helsinki, Athens); SURED 2010 (Ascona); 5th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics 2012 (A Toxa); NCCR Climate Economics and Law Conference 2009 and 2011 (Berne), MCC Public Finance Conference 2014 (Berlin), Innovating Access for Remote Areas 2014 (Berkley), Anthropocene Campus 2014 (Berlin), Our Common Future under Climate Change 2015 (Paris)


Country experience

Uruguay (desk research), Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Peru, Ecuador


Media appearances

August 6, 2018: The article "Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals" was featured at phyisicsworld.

March 9, 2018: Interview with SPDA Peru ("¿Cuáles serían los beneficios de ponerle un impuesto al carbono?", in Spanish).

February 8, 2018: The article "Reports of coal's terminal decline may be exaggerated" was featured in the Washington Post, VN Express, and the India Times. Corresponding Author Jan Steckel also gave interviews to Deutschlandfunk and the Bayerische Rundfunk (Interviews in German only).

September 15, 2017: Klimaretter.info discusses the MCC Subsidy Map (German only).

July 2017: Reviews of the book "Klimapolitik - Ziele, Konflikte Lösungen" in Süddeutsche Zeitung, taz and Tagesspiegel (in German only)

February 26, 2017: The results of the study "Clean up your own mess: An experimental study of moral responsibility and efficiency" were discussed in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung (available online at faz.net)

February 5, 2015: Interview with Klimaretter ("Die ökonomisch optimale Klima-Lösung", in German only)

January 28, 2015: Interview with Frankfurther Rundschau (“Bei Verhandlungen nicht nur auf die Staaten schauen“, in German only)

March 12, 2013: Interview with Natur ("Ohne Welthandel noch mehr Emissionen", in German only).

November 20, 2012: Interview with dradio.de ("Kooperation statt Konfrontation", in German only).

July 2015: NCC fossil subsidy paper covered by Nature trendwatch, mashable and the fifth estate

July 2015: PNAS coal renaissance paper covered in Frankfurter Allgemeine (July 7, p. 18), Spiegel (No 28, p.62), Focus, New Scientist, Vox, ABC, Pacific Standard, Phys.org, International Business Times, Energy Asia, Le Scienze, Natur

February/April 2015: Results from the Oxford Review of Economic Policy Paper „Green Growth, Degrowth, and the Commons“ were quoted in Der Spiegel (9/15, “Sind wir noch zu retten”) and Wirtschaftswoche (“Was rettet das Klima – Wachsen oder Schrumpfen?“). I also contributed a short statement to SZ Magazin’s ”+3“ (No. 17, April 2015) on this issue.

January 2015: The Nature comment “Unburnable fossil-fuel reserves” was featured by the Guardian, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Focus, Fivethirtyeight, La Croix, and Yesil Gazete

October 2014: The Nature Climate Change article “Feasible mitigation options in developing countries” has been featured by Süddeutsche Zeitung and Tagesspiegel

September 2012: Spiegel Online, Zeit.de and the Tagesspiegel reported on the article "Interpreting CO2 emission transfers" in Nature Climate Change, which has also been picked up by the Greenpeace Magazin (2/15, p.57)



Latest Publications

Ohlendorf, N., Jakob, M., Minx, J.C., Schröder, C., Steckel, J., 2018

Distributional Impacts of Climate Mitigation Policies - a Meta-Analysis

DIW Discussion Paper
Dorband, I.I., Jakob, M., Kalkuhl, M., Steckel, J.C., 2018

Poverty and distributional effects of carbon pricing in low- and middle-income countries – A global comparative analysis

World Development
Peer Review
Franks, M., Lessmann, K., Jakob, M., Steckel, J.C., Edenhofer, O., 2018

Mobilizing domestic resources for the Agenda 2030 via carbon pricing

Nature Sustainability
Peer Review
Kalkuhl, M., Fernandez Milan, B., Schwerhoff, G., Jakob, M., Hahnen, M., Creutzig, F., 2018

Can land taxes foster sustainable development? An assessment of fiscal, distributional and implementation issues

Land Use Policy
Peer Review
Jakob, M., Soria, R., Trinidad, C., Edenhofer, O., Bak, C., Bouile, D., Buira, D., Carlino, H., Gutman, V., Hübner, C., Knopf, B., Lucena, A., Santos, L., Scott, A., Steckel, J.C., Tanaka, K., Vogt-Schilb, A., Yamada, K., 2018

Green Fiscal Reform for a Just Energy Transition in Latin America

T20 Policy Brief

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