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Welcome to the Institute for Ecological EconomicsRSS

The Institute is a leading institution for ecological economic research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange, and community engagement. Over 30 researchers, a secretary, a research coordinator, and a graduate program coordinator make up the Institute’s staff.

Research is generally grouped into five research groups: Sustainable Work, Macroeconomics & Environment, Climate Economics and Finance, Global Resource Use, and Socio-Ecological Transformation.  

The Institute was founded in July of 2014. Until then its activities were part of the Environment Group at the Institute for the Environment and Regional Development. Its predecessor organization was the Institute for Environment and Economy, which was founded in 1991 and led by Professor Uwe Schubert.


Nature Climate Change covers research findings

Richard Tol reviews publication „Are economists getting climate dynamics right and does it matter? Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists” by Armon Rezai and coauthors in…


New Publication “Science skepticism reduced compliance with COVID-19 shelter-in-place policies in the United States”

In a newly published paper in Nature Human Behaviour, Adam Brzezinski and co-authors analyse how compliance with lockdown policies was influenced by science skepticism and attitudes towards topics of…


New publication “Labour markets in a Post-Keynesian growth model”

A new paper published in the Review of Keynesian Economics studies endogenous employment and distribution dynamics in a Post-Keynesian growth model of Kalecki-Steindl tradition. Productivity…