Dr Linus Mattauch

Senior Research Officer

Departmental Research Lecturer in the Economics of Environmental Change, Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford


Linus is a visiting fellow at INET, funded through a postdoctoral scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service. He is also a lecturer at the Environmental Change Institute of the Faculty of Geography and the Environment (part-time).

His research interests are: climate change economics, public finance (in particular second-best analyses), welfare theory (in particular normative implications of behavioural economics), theories of economic growth and low-carbon transport. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Global Environmental Change and Transportation Research Part D.

Before joining INET, Linus previously 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 (2008) from Oxford in mathematics and philosophy.

A full academic CV can be accessed here.
Peer-reviewed publications:
Klenert, D., G. Schwerhoff, O. Edenhofer, L. Mattauch (2016). Carbon Taxation, Inequality and Engel's Law -- The Double Dividend of Redistribution. Environmental and Resource Economics, online first. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10640-016-0070-y
Klenert, D., L. Mattauch, O. Edenhofer, K. Lessmann (2016). Infrastructure and Inequality: Insights from Incorporating Key Economic Facts about Household Heterogeneity. Macroeconomic Dynamics, online first. 
DOI:10.1017/S1365100516000432  [Working Paper version: CESifo Working Paper 4972]
Mattauch, L., C. Hepburn. Climate policy when preferences are endogenous - and sometimes they are. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 40(1):76-95.
Mattauch, L., O. Edenhofer, D. Klenert, S. Bénard (2016). Distributional effects of public investment when wealth and classes are back. Metroeconomica, 67(3):603-629. 
[Working Paper Version: CESifo Working Paper  4714]
Klenert, D., L. Mattauch (2016). How to make a carbon tax progressive: the role of subsistence consumption. Economics Letters, 138:100-103. 
[Working Paper Version]
Creutzig, F., P. Jochem,  O.Y. Edelenbosch, L. Mattauch, D.P. van Vuuren, D. McCollum, J. Minx, (2015): Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation? Science 350 (6263):911 - 912.
Mattauch, L., M. Ridgway, F. Creutzig (2016). Happy or liberal? Making sense of behavior in transport policy design. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 45:64-83.
Edenhofer, O., L. Mattauch, J. Siegmeier (2015) [equal contribution]: Hypergeorgism: When Rent Taxation is Socially Optimal. Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, 71(4):474-505. 
[Working Paper Version: CesIfo Working Paper 4144.]
Mattauch, L., F. Creutzig, O. Edenhofer (2015): Avoiding Carbon Lock-In: Evaluating Policy Options for Advancing Structural Change. Economic Modelling, 50:49-63. 
[Working Paper Version]
Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob, F. Creutzig, C. Flachsland, S. Fuss, M. Kowarsch, K. Lessmann, L. Mattauch, J. Siegmeier, JC Steckel (2015): Closing the Emissions Price Gap. Global Environmental Change, 31:132-143