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.
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)
(see also https://twitter.com/mkalkuhl)
- Interview in SWR: "CO2-Steuer, Emissionshandel oder Sanktionen" (16.09.2019)
- Interview in „DLF Kultur“ on Carbon Pricing (29.07.2019)
- Expertise für Klimaschutz-Sondergutachten der „Wirtschaftsweisen“ (12.07.2019)
- 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 2019/2020: Economics of Climate Change (Lecture)
- Summer term 2019: Climate Change and Fiscal Policy (Seminar)
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