Economic Growth and Human Development

This working group focuses on the interplay of global commons for sustainable development and human well-being, particularly with respect to economic growth, migration and population. Examples of our research range from empirical analyses of temperature and climate on GDP or migration to theoretical works on the role of environment for endogenous economic growth, agglomeration and demographic dynamics. We aim to contribute to a better understanding about how global commons – and their proper management – affect economic and human development and vice versa.


Team members

Leitung: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kalkuhl

Blanz, Alkis
Brenner, Andri
Cook, Athene
Dr. Dao Nguyen, Thang
Sedova, Barbora


Information on writing Master theses

Current publications of the working group

Dao Nguyen, T.; Edenhofer, O., 2018

Feldstein meets George: Land rent taxation and sociallyoptimal allocation in economies with environmental externality

Resource and Energy Economics
Peer Review
Dao Nguyen, T.; Edenhofer, O., 2017

On the fiscal strategies of escaping poverty-environment traps towards sustainable growth.

Journal of Macroeconomics
Peer Review
Haile, M.G.; Kalkuhl, M.; Algieri, B.; Gebreselassie, S., 2017

Price shock transmission: evidence from the wheat-bread market value chain in Ethiopia.

Agricultural Economics
Peer Review

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