Ralph Winkler is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Climate Economics at the Department of Economics and the Oeschger-Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern. While his research interests span a broad range of topics including food waste and efficient and sustainable natural resource use, his main interest is in the filed of climate economics. Recently, he has focused on the relationship between domestic and international levels of climate policy.


After studying Physics and Economics, Ralph received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. After postdoc positions at Keele University and ETH Zurich, he joined the University of Bern in 2009. Ralph is also a CESifo research fellow.   

Research Interests

  • Applied Micro and Game Theory
  • Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  • Political Economy of International Climate Cooperation
  • Intergenerational Equity and Discounting
  • Green Growth


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