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Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer


Professor Edenhofer is

  • Professor at TU Berlin

  • Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC

  • Deputy director and chief economist of Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Ottmar Edenhofer is Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin. The chair is funded by the Michael-Otto-Foundation. He is also Co-Chair of the Working group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC which won the Nobel Peace Price in 2007. Ottmar Edenhofer is deputy-director and chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and is currently leading Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions at PIK, which focuses on the research on the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation. He has been a Lead Author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC since 2004. In 2005 he became a Fellow of the Hanse Institute of Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst. Contact Details: Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Sekretariat EB 4-1, Straße des 17. Juni 145, 10623 Berlin, Germany.





Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer’s research explores the impact of induced technological change on mitigation costs and mitigation strategies, as well as the design of instruments for climate and energy policy. He specializes in the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sustainability Theory, Economic Growth Theory, Environmental Economics, Welfare Theory and General Intertemporal Equilibrium Theory. He leads and coordinates several externally funded research projects and was a Lead Author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC from 2004 until 2007. In 2005 he became a Fellow of theHanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst. He is currently supervising several PhD students and Master students. 



For a full list of publications click here.


Climate Change Economics

Geographical Economics and Climate Change

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