People at IHS in alphabetical order:
Dr. Christian Kimmich, MSc.
- Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
- Environmental economics and ecological macroeconomics
- Human behaviour and institutions in social-ecological systems
- Situation-centred networks / ecology of games
- Renewable energies, water, agriculture, forestry
- Infrastructures, cooperatives, commons
Christian Kimmich currently works on economic preconditions for and impacts of the low-carbon transformation and on interdisciplinary network approaches to social-ecological systems research.
He is PI in the H2020-ITN project i-CONN (2019-2023) on connectivity science, an interdisciplinary approach to network research, and was member of the H2020-RIA LCE21 project MEDEAS (2016-2019), modelling the renewable energy transition in Europe.
Christian graduated in agricultural sciences (B.Sc.) and economics (M.Sc.) and received his PhD in resource economics from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2012. After research consultancies at Humboldt Innovation GmbH and the Leibniz Institute ATB Potsdam, working on bioenergy policies and food-fuel production trade-offs for the German parliament, he conducted his PhD research on electricity governance for irrigation and the water–energy–food nexus, with a focus on India. As a Postdoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (ETH Zürich domain), he worked on institutional and behavioral determinants of wood supply chain organization for an agent-based model of the Swiss bioeconomy.
Christian was visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University Bloomington, the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at University of California, Davis, the TWI Lakelab of University of Konstanz, and in the Water Group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He is affiliated with Masaryk University Brno and associated fellow of the Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (WINS) of HU Berlin, and IIASA, Laxenburg.