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  • Daniel Heyen

    Visiting Fellow and Former Postdoctoral Researcher

    Daniel is a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich. He is an applied theorist working at the interface of decision theory and environmental economics. Daniel’s main research interest is in societal decision-making under uncertainty and learning. Key topics of his work are the description of scientific uncertainty, the design of decision rules, and the analysis of active learning and the value of information.

    A second line of his research focuses on strategic aspects of environmental technologies with geoengineering (aka climate engineering) as an important area of application. Here Daniel’s work has been on heterogeneous preferences and their implications for deployment and R&D equilibria.

    Prior to his position at ETH Zurich, Daniel was a postdoctoral researcher at the Grantham Research Institute, funded through a Fellowship from the German Research Foundation.

    Background

    Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Daniel completed his PhD in economics at Heidelberg University. His background is in Mathematics and Physics.

     

     

    2018

    Working paper  14 December, 2018

    Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

    This research finds that the presence of counter-geoengineering would make the risk of unilateral action to cool the climate using solar geoengineering less likely, but not always with benign effects. read more »

    2017

    Research article  20 June, 2017

    Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

    Maximum-likelihood updating (MLU) is a well-known approach for extending static ambiguity sensitive preferences to dynamic set-ups. This paper develops an example in which MLU induces an ambiguity averse maxmin … read more »

    Working paper  19 January, 2017

    Valuing predictability

    The authors of this paper study the question of how important it is to predict the distant future. read more »

    2016

    Research article  1 November, 2016

    Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

    Technological innovation is a key strategy for tackling climate change and other environmental problems. The required R&D expenditures however are substantial and fall on self-interested countries. Thus, the prospects … read more »

    Research article  25 October, 2016

    Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

    Technological innovation is a key strategy for tackling climate change and other environmental problems. The required R&D expenditures however are substantial and fall on self-interested countries. Thus, the prospects … read more »

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    Commentary  2 April, 2019

    Engineering the planet’s temperature: clash or cooperation?

    Considerable uncertainties surround the potential of solar geoengineering, with important questions around governance. This commentary describes a game that finds out what could happen if countries were able to turn the Earth’s thermostat up or down. read more »

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    2017

    Grantham Workshop 4 Oct 2017

    Grantham Workshop | Daniel Heyen “Strategic Implications of Counter-Geoengineering: Escalation, Cooperation, or Nonuse?”

    Daniel Heyen, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar.

    Grantham Workshop 1 Feb 2017

    Grantham Workshop | Daniel Heyen 'Valuing predictability'

    Daniel Heyen, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar. This seminar is … read more »

    2016

    Grantham Workshop 27 Apr 2016

    Grantham Workshop | Carole Dalin & Daniel Heyen

    This week’s Grantham Workshop will feature two speakers from the Grantham Research Institute: Carole Dalin, a Research Officer, will give a presentation entitled “Who is eating up the world’s aquifers? … read more »

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