Manuel was a MPhil/PhD student in Environmental Economics. With his 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).
- Environmental Economics
- Economics of Climate Change
Research - 2021
In this paper, the author assembles a new set of quarterly and six-monthly temperature and GDP data for 98 countries and develops a new estimation strategy to attribute observed fluctuations in GDP to changes in temperature. Read more
Policy - 2022
This report and brief provide improved estimates of the likely economic damages from climate change to the UK, highlighting where the greatest risks and need for adaptation are. These are translated into loss of socioeconomic welfare and reported as an equivalent loss of the UK’s GDP under two different policy scenarios – one in which current policies continue and another in which strong mitigation policies are put in place. Read more