Research and teaching at the Chair focus on the application of economic knowledge to problems of environmental and resource management, in particular the preservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. Methods and approaches include, among others, ecological-economic modelling, the development of decision support software, as well as stakeholder interviews and choice experiments.
Dear Students, if you are interested in writing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis at our chair, you can now find a list of possible thesis topics at our homepage. You are also invited to discuss a topic of your choice with us. In case of further interest, please contact us during consultation hours.
Next consultation hour: Thursday, January 26th, 2.30 - 3.00 pm.
Consultation hour of Prof. Wätzold is carried out via webex. If you want to talk with Prof. Wätzold please contact Regina Kirsche (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). She will send the webex-link.
- New Publication: M. Drechsler, F. Wätzold and V. Grimm (2022): "The hitchhiker's guide to generic ecological-economic modelling of land-use-based biodiversity conservation policies", Ecological Modelling 465 (109861) (Link)
- Event: The Chair of Environmental Economics, the PIK and the IfW co-organized the 10th Climateforum (Klimaforum) "Insurance and climate risks - between private foresight and governmental intervention" (Versicherung von Klimarisiken – zwischen privater Vorsorge und staatlicher Intervention) in Berlin at 22.11.2021 (Link)
- New Workingpaper: M. Drechsler and V. Grimm (2021): "Land-use hysteresis triggered by staggered payment schemes for more permanent biodiversity conservation" (Link)
- New Publication by Kraehnert, Wätzold, Hecker et al.: "Insurance Against Extreme Weather Events: An Overview", Krähnert et al. (2021), in Review of Economics 72(2): 71–95 (Link)