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. Additionally, he is co-lead of the PIK-MCC future lab "Public Economics and Climate Finance" (with Kai Lessmann). His research focuses on carbon pricing (distribution, investments, growth) and the impact of climate change on growth and development.


CV and Publication List.


Work in progress

  • The Impact of Climate Conditions on Economic Production. Evidence from a Global Panel of Regions (with L. Wenz). Working Paper
  • Optimal Taxation, Environmental Externalities and Horizontal Equity (with M. Hänsel, M. Franks and O. Edenhofer)
  • Climate finance intermediation: interest spread effects in a climate policy model (with K. Lessmann)
  • Climate Actions and Stranded Assets: The Role of Financial Regulation and Monetary Policy (with F. Diluiso, B. Annicchiarico and J. Minx)
  • Climate policy and endogenous economic growth with poor substitution possibilities. EAERE 2019 Conference Paper.
  • 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)


Teaching (University of Potsdam)



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Latest Publications

Kotz, M., Wenz, L., Stechemesser, A., Kalkuhl, M., Levermann, A., 2021

Day-to-day temperature variability reduces economic growth

Nature Climate Change
Peer Review
Edenhofer, O., Franks, M. & Kalkuhl, M., 2021

Pigou in the 21st Century: a tribute on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Economics of Welfare

International Tax and Public Finance
Peer Review
Ramakrishnan, A., Kalkuhl, M., Ahmad, S., Creutzig, F., 2020

Keeping up with the Patels: Conspicuous consumption drives the adoption of cars and appliances in India

Energy Research & Social Science
Peer Review
Kalkuhl, M., Wenz, L., 2020

The Impact of Climate Conditions on Economic Production. Evidence from a Global Panel of Regions

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Peer Review
Otto, C., Piontek, F., Kalkuhl, M., Frieler, K., 2020

Event-based models to understand the scale of the impact of extremes

Nature Energy
Peer Review