Dr. Leonie Wenz is a fellow of MCC’s working group “Climate and Development” and a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Her research focuses on climate change impacts in the context of an increasingly connected global economy. At the interface of economics and climate physics, she combines analytical, econometric and numerical tools to analyze the direct and indirect effects of extreme weather events and to quantify the associated costs. She is also interested in climate change adaptation and the interaction of climate and sustainable economic development.
Leonie Wenz holds a Ph.D. in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in mathematics (M.Sc., B.Sc.). During her PhD, she worked at PIK and MCC and visited the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. She was awarded scholarships by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
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C. Otto, S.N. Willner, L. Wenz, K. Frieler, A. Levermann. Modeling loss-propagation in the global supply network: The dynamic agent-based model acclimate. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 83 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2017.08.001.
L. Wenz, A. Levermann, M. Auffhammer. North-South polarization of European electricity consumption under future warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1704339114.
H. Ward, L. Wenz, J.C. Steckel, J.C. Minx. Truncation error estimates in process lifecycle assessment using input-output analysis. Journal of Industrial Ecology (2017). DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12655.
L. Wenz & A. Levermann (2016). Enhanced economic connectivity to foster heat stress-related losses. Science Advances 2.
C. Bren d’Amour, L. Wenz, M. Kalkuhl, J.C. Steckel, F. Creutzig (2016). Teleconnected food supply shocks. Environmental Research Letters 11.
Wenz, L., S.N. Willner, A. Radebach, R. Bierkandt, J.C. Steckel, A. Levermann (2015): Regional and sectoral disaggregation of multi-regional input-output tables - a flexible algorithm. Economic Systems Research.
L. Wenz, S.N. Willner, R. Bierkandt, A. Levermann (2014). Acclimate - a model for economic damage propagation. Part II: A dynamic formulation of the backward effects of disaster-induced production failures in the global supply network. Environment Systems and Decisions 34.
R. Bierkandt, L. Wenz, S.N. Willner, A. Levermann (2014). Acclimate - a model for economic damage propagation. Part I: Basic formulation of damage transfer within a global supply network and damage conserving dynamics. Environment Systems and Decisions 34.
Work in Progress
L. Wenz, U. Weddige, M. Jakob, J.C. Steckel. Global road access.
M. Kalkuhl & L. Wenz. The impact of climate conditions on economic production. Evidence from a global panel of regions
L. Wenz (2016). Globalization has made our economies more vulnerable to climate change. World Economic Forum.