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 and sustainable development. His works include empirical analyses as well as theoretical works on dynamic equilibrium models. Previously, Matthias Kalkuhl worked on agricultural and development economic issues at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn. He coordinated European and international research projects with partners in the US, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and China. He advised the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and International Organizations and contributed to the IPCC’s Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources.
Work in progress
- The Impact of Climate Conditions on Economic Production. Evidence from a Global Panel of Regions (with Leonie Wenz). Working Paper
- All or Nothing: Climate Policy when Assets can Become Stranded (with Jan Steckel and Ottmar Edenhofer) Conference 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)
- Matthias Kalkuhl discusses with Michael Burda the works of Nobel price winner in economics Paul Romer and William Nordhaus (05.12.2018) [video, German only]
- Matthias Kalkuhl is Lead Author of Ch. 6 Closing the policy gap: fiscal reforms for the low carbon transition of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report (2018).
- Interview with German radio station Deutschlandradio: Der Wert von Grund und Boden (27.10.2018)
- Raus aus der Wachstumsgesellschaft? Bericht der Sachverständigengruppe "Weltwirtschaft und Sozialethik" für die Deutsche Bischofskonferenz. Apr 2018. PDF
- Combating poverty and promoting development with land taxes: Report and Policy Brief - 19.4.2017
Teaching (University of Potsdam)
- Winter term 2018/2019: Economics of Climate Change (Lecture)
- Summer term 2018: Climate Change and Fiscal Policy (Seminar)
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