August 2021 / New paper

The paper "Influence of Attitudes on Willingness to Choose Time-of-Use Electricity Tariffs in Germany. Evidence from Factor Analysis" by Swantje Sundt has been published in Energies. doi: 10.3390/en14175406 (open access)


August 2021/ New paper

The paper "Indirect rebound effects on the consumer level: A state-of-the-art literature review" by Hanna Reimers, Anke Jacksohn, Dennis Appenfeller, Dr. Wassili Lasarov, Dr. Alexandra Hüttel, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz, Prof. Dr. Ingo Balderjahn and Prof. Dr. Stefan Hoffmann has been published in Cleaner and Responsible Consumption. doi: 10.1016/j.clrc.2021.100032 (open access)


August 2021/ Webinar

The 2021 edition of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference included a webinar session “Living with Sea Level Rise”. In the webinar, that was hosted by Prof. Bart van den Hurk, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz, Dr. Sandy Bisaro and Dr. Dana Stuparu, we elaborated on sea level rise adaptation preparedness and activities by comparing the policy cycles and scientific engagement in three European countries with a diverse approach (UK, Germany and the Netherlands). Keynote speakers were Dr. Marjolijn Haasnoot (Lead Author of the IPCC AR6 WG-II), Prof. Robert Nicholls (University of East Anglia), Prof. Annemiek Roeling (Science coordinator of the Dutch Delta Program) and Dr. Jacobus Hofstede (Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Schleswig-Holstein).

Recording of the webinar on Youtube


August 2021/ New pre-print

The paper "Public preferences for marine plastic litter reductions across Europe" by Salma Khedr, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz, Prof. Roy Brouwer, Hanna Dijkstra, Sem Duijndam, Prof. Dr. Pieter van Beukering and Ikechukwu C. Okoli has been published as a pre-print on (open access)


August 2021/ New paper

Amelie Griesoph, Prof. Dr. Stefan Hoffmann, Dr. Christine Merk, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz and Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Schmidt have published their paper "Guess What …? — How Guessed Norms Nudge Climate-Friendly Food Choices in Real-Life Settings" in Sustainability. doi: 10.3390/su13158669 (open access)


August 2021/ New paper

Dr. Jana Stoever, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz and Charles Okoli have published their paper  "A Drop in the Ocean: Patchy Evidence on the Societal Benefits of Marine Litter Reduction" in Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.671326 (open access)


June 2021/ EAERE conference

The 26th annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) was held online from June 23 to June 25. The following members of the chair presented current work: 

  • Salma Khedr: Public preferences for marine plastic litter reductions across Europe (joined work with Prof. Roy Brouwer, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz, Prof. Pieter van Beukering, Sem Duijndam, Hanna Dijkstra und Ikechukwu Okoli)

  • Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz: The Effect of Temperature on Energy Use and CO2 Emissions in the German Industry (joined work with Jacob Lehr)

  • Swantje Sundt: Who is Willing to Choose a Time-of-Use Electricity Tariff? Evidence from Factor Analysis 

  • Andrea Wunsch: Preferences for coastal adaptation to climate change: A test-retest analysis of an external shock (joined work with Dr. Jürgen Meyerhoff und Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz)


March 2021/ New paper

Dr. Jürgen Meyerhoff, Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz and Andrea Wunsch have published their paper  "Preferences for coastal adaptation to climate change: evidence from a choice experiment" in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policydoi: 10.1080/21606544.2021.1894990 (open access)


February 2021/ New paper

Marvin Schütt's paper "Systematic Variation in Waste Site Effects on Residential Property Values: A Meta-Regression Analysis and Benefit Transfer" was published in the journal Environmental and Resource Economics (open access)


December 2020/ Senate Commission

On 10 December 2020, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) elected Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz as a member of the permanent Senate Commission on Fundamental Issues of Biodiversity. The Senate Commission functions as an independent, interdisciplinary expert forum, continually evaluating and presenting new scientific findings in terms of their societal and political significance. The Commission also advises DFG bodies, government and society on heavily debated topics relating to biodiversity and prepares position papers on behalf of the DFG.


September 2020/ Project GoCoase

The 16th trans- and interdisciplinary conference on „Biodiversity and climate – networking of players in Germany” of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation took place at the island of Vilm from 10th-11th September. Andrea Wunsch presented results of the ongoing project GoCoase which evaluates adaptation strategies of coastal protection in the face of climate change economically.  


September 2020/ Project GoCoase

We repeated the survey of our project GoCoase on climate change adaptation of coastal protection in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the beginning of September. Half of the participants already took part in the first wave of our survey. We are excited to see whether and, if so, which differences can be detected in comparison with results of the first wave.  

September 2020/ Project GoCoase

The latest issue of the magazine „Meer und Küste“ about coastal protection at the Baltic Sea Coast was published as part of the project GoCoase. About 20 authors report on up to date knowledge about climate change as well as challenges arising and strategies for tackling adaptation of coastal protection. 

June - July 2020/ EAERE Conference

The 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) takes place from June 23rd to July 3rd. Participation in the virtual conference is free, there is just a registration required. The following members of the chair present current work: 

Prof. Dr.
Katrin Rehdanz

See it? Sniff it? Stated preferences based on visual and olfactory appearance

5-7 pm

Dr. Jana Stöver

International Transfer of Climate Change Adaptation Technologies and
Intellectual Property Rights: An Empirical Investigation

5-7 pm

 Susann Adloff

 Individual Coastal Protection Preferences under Uncertainty

5-7 pm

The links to the respective sessions can be found in the detailed programme


April 2020/ New paper

Swantje Sundt, Prof. Rehdanz und Dr. Jürgen Meyerhoff published their new paper Consumers’ Willingness to Accept Time-of-Use Tariffs for Shifting Electricity Demand in the open access journal Energies doi: 10.3390/en13081895.