Tobias Ketterer

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Post Doctoral Researcher

Tobias’s work focuses on the impact of trade liberalisation and climate change policies on the energy efficiency and exporting behaviour of firms. Moreover, Tobias is also interested in the impact of climate change on the trade in agricultural products and with it the trade in ‘virtual water’.


Tobias has a background in international trade, and completed his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham. Using micro-level trade and tariff data, his PhD thesis focused on the relationship between multilateral and preferential trade agreements, as well as on the substitution of different trade policy instruments.

Tobias took part in a French-German double degree programme and holds an MSc in economics from the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and from Paris Dauphine (France).

Tobias also has an MA in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Apart from numerous internship in the private and public sector, Tobias has also worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Nottingham and as a consultant for the World Bank.

Tobias speaks English, French, German and some Spanish.

Research programmes

Research interests 

  • International trade;
  • Spatial and regional economics; 
  • Development economics; 
  • Environment;
  • Climate change policies and trade.

Research articles


Ketterer, T. September 2013. Evidence for trade policy substitution? EU antidumping investigations and Uruguay round tariff cuts. Working paper.

Ketterer, T., Bernhofen, D., and Milner, C. July 2013. Trade preferences and multi-lateral tariff cuts: evidence from Japan. Working paper.

Ketterer, T., Bernhofen, D., and Milner, C. Forthcoming. Preferences, rent destruction and multilateral liberalization: the building block effect of CUSFTA. Journal of International Economics.


Ketterer, T., Rodríguez-Pose, A. 2012. Do local amenities affect the appeal of regions in Europe for migrants? Journal of Regional Science, v.52, pp.535–561. External link to full article|

Contact details


 Tobias Ketterer