Manuel is a PhD candidate in Environmental Economics. His main research interests are climate change and sustainable development. With his PhD research, Manuel seeks to improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change and adaptation using economic theory and econometric methods. Having a background in both climate science and economics, he also aims to build bridges between disciplines and fields of research.
Before beginning his PhD, Manuel worked several years for a think tank and public policy consultancy on adaptation to climate change, climate change mitigation, air pollution, and sustainable consumption. In his role as project manager, he coordinated a national climate impact assessment on behalf of the German government. Manuel also gained professional experience at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and worked as research assistant at climate change research institutes in Germany.
Manuel holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, a BSc and MSc in Meteorology from the Universität Hamburg, and a MSc in Sustainability (Ecological Economics) from the University of Leeds. Manuel was awarded several competitive scholarships and currently receives financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Provisional thesis title
Essays on the economics of climate change
Environmental Economics and Policy
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