Dr Linus Mattauch


Robert Bosch Junior Professor, Faculty Economics and Management, Technical University of Berlin

Linus Mattauch2


Linus Mattauch holds the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Technical University of Berlin. He also co-leads the Future Lab “Inequality, Human Well-Being and Development” at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research. Linus is also an Honorary Research Associate of the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford.

E-Mail: linus.mattauch@inet.ox.ac.uk

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Linus' research centres around evaluating policy options for mitigating climate change and addressing wealth inequality. He also analyses what makes such policies acceptable to citizens. As an example, his work shows that a carbon tax can be popular with citizen and benefit poor households.

Linus' further research interests are second-best analyses of public finance and normative implications of behavioural economics and preference changes. He also works on theories of economic growth and low-carbon transport. His research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Science, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Climate Change, Environmental and Resource Economics, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Global Environmental Change and Transportation Research Part D.

Linus Mattauch was previously Deputy Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at INET and a lecturer at the Environmental Change Institute of the Faculty of Geography and the Environment. Linus previously completed a postdoctoral grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (2016-2018) at INET and worked at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and the Technical University of Berlin. He completed his PhD thesis, entitled “Rent and Redistribution: The welfare implications of financing low-carbon public investment”, in 2015 there. He holds an MMathPhil from Oxford in mathematics and philosophy.

A full academic CV can be accessed here.

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