Prof. Dr. Matthias Kalkuhl

Head of Working Group Economic Growth and Human Development

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kalkuhl


Matthias Kalkuhl is head of the working group Economic Growth and Human Development. He is professor on Climate Change, Development and Economic Growth at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on the impact of climate, environment and environmental fiscal policies on economic growth, inequality and sustainable development. His works include empirical analyses as well as theoretical works and quantitative models.


CV and Publication List.


Work in progress

  • The Impact of Climate Conditions on Economic Production. Evidence from a Global Panel of Regions (with Leonie Wenz). Working Paper
  • Knowing the Damages is not Enough: The General Equilibrium Impacts of Climate Change. With Ottmar Edenhofer. CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5862
  • Coal and Economic Development - An econometric analysis (with L. Montrone and J. Steckel)
  • Climate change, local resource, and the slow demographic transition in stagnant Africa (with T. Dao)



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Teaching (University of Potsdam)

  • Winter term 2019/2020: Economics of Climate Change (Lecture)
  • Summer term 2019: Climate Change and Fiscal Policy (Seminar)

For writing Master theses, see additional information.

Latest Publications

Kozicka, M., Weber R., Kalkuhl, M., 2019

Cash vs. in-kind transfers: the role of self-targeting in reforming the Indian food subsidy program

Food Security (forthcoming)
Peer Review
Edenhofer, O., Flachsland, C., Kalkuhl, M., Knopf, B., Pahle, M., 2019

Optionen für eine CO2-Preisreform

Haile, M. G., Wossen, T., Kalkuhl, M., 2019

Access to information, price expectations and welfare: The role of mobile phone adoption in Ethiopia

Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Peer Review
Kalkuhl, M., Steckel, J., Edenhofer, O. , 2019

All or nothing: Climate policy when assets can become stranded

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Peer Review
Miranda, J. A., Börner, J., Kalkuhl, M., Soares-Filho B. , 2019

Land speculation and conservation policy leakage in Brazil

Environmental Research Letters
Peer Review

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