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 Mattauch is a Senior Research Officer at INET and a lecturer at the Environmental Change Institute of the Faculty of Geography and the Environment. Linus is an economist with expertise on climate policy and economics, wealth inequality and welfare.
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 Science, 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 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.
Working in progress:
Mattauch, L., Klenert, D., Stiglitz, J.E., Edenhofer, O. (2018) Overcoming wealth inequality by capital taxes that finance public investment. NBER Working Paper 25126
Mattauch, L., Hepburn, C., Stern, N. (2018). Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation options when preferences are endogenous. Working Paper.
Mattauch, L., Siegmeier, J., Edenhofer, O. and Creutzig, F. (2018) Financing Public Capital through Land Rent Taxation: A Macroeconomic Henry George Theorem. Public Finance Analysis. 74:340--360.
Creutzig, F., Roy, J., Lamb, W. F., Azevedo, I. M.L., Bruine de Bruin, W., Dalkmann, H., Edelenbosch, Oreane Y., Geels, Frank W., Grübler, A., Hepburn, C., Hertwich, E., Khosla, R., Mattauch, L., Minx, J. C., Ramakrishnan, A., Rao, N., Steinberger, J., Tavoni, M., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Weber, E. U. (2018). Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change. Nature Climate Change 8:260-271.
Siegmeier, J., Mattauch, L., O. Edenhofer (2018). Capital beats coal: how collecting the climate rent increases aggregate investment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 88:366-378.
Klenert, D., L. Mattauch, O. Edenhofer, K. Lessmann (2018). Infrastructure and Inequality: Insights from Incorporating Key Economic Facts about Household Heterogeneity. Macroeconomic Dynamics 22(4): 864-895.
Siegmeier, J., L. Mattauch, M. Franks, D. Klenert, A. Schultes, O. Edenhofer (2018). A Public Finance Perspective on Climate Policy: Six Interactions that may enhance Welfare. Climate Policy 18(3):352-367.
Klenert, D. and Mattauch, L. (2016) How to make a carbon tax progressive: the role of subsistence consumption. Economic Letters, 138: 100-103.
Mattauch, L. and Hepburn, C. (2016) Climate policy when preferences are endogenous - and sometimes they are- Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 40(1): 76-95.
Mattauch, L., Edenhofer, O., Klenert, D. and Bernard, S., (2016) Distributional effects of public investment when wealth and classes are back. Metroeconomica, 67(3): 603-629.
Creutzig, F., Jochem, P., Edelenbosch, O.Y., Mattauch, L., van Vuuren, D.P., McCollum, D. and Minx, J. (2015) Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation? Science, 350(6263): 911-912.
Edenhofer, O., Mattauch, L. and Siegmeier, J. (2015) Hypergeorgism: When Rent Taxation is Socially Optimal. Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, 71(4): 474-505.
Edenhofer, O., Jakob, M., Creutzig, F., Flachsland, C., Fuss, S., Kowarsch, M., Lessmann, K., Mattauch, L., Siegmeier, J. and Steckel, J.C. (2015) Closing the Emissions Price Gap. Global Environmental Change, 31: 132-143.
Mattauch, L., Creutzig, F. and Edenhofer, O. (2015) Avoiding Carbon Lock-In: Evaluating Policy Options for Advancing Structural Change. Economic Modelling, 50: 49-63.
Mattauch, L., Ridgway, M. and Creutzig, F. (2015) Happy or liberal? Making sense of behavior in transport policy design. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.