About

Johannes is a late millenial based in Hamburg and Mannheim, Germany.  Being an economist by training and having the scientific approach at heart, he puts all in working for the public, helping to make good governance that preserves this beautiful planet, and passing on the intellectual tools to the next generation. He finds peace on the road, in endurance sport, music, and in just being with his wonderful wife.

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Annie Spratt/Unsplash (Derivative)

Education

From a humble working class decent, but carried on the shoulders of giants, Johannes has made his way to a doctorate in economics with highest distinction (summa cum laude) in 2013. He has also a professional degree in endurance sports coaching.

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Marten Bjork/Unsplash (Derivative)

Affiliation

Johannes is currently a research associate at the University of Hamburg's Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) and a fellow at the Cluster of Excellence Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS). His positions are publicly funded.

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Jeswin Thomas/Unspash (Derivative)

Research

Johannes does empirical and theoretical research on environmental behavior and governance. His deeper interest is in how people manage to cooperate and maintain mutual trust in spite of self-interested temptations not to.


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Alex Letvin/Unsplash (Derivative)

Transfer

Johannes taught dozens of university courses in various fields of pure and applied economics at all levels, and helped many students with their thesis projects. He is also active in knowledge transfer to decision-makers and the general public.

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More

While he embraces the power of abstraction, Johannes also believes that genuine appreciation of nature, life, and people rests on actual experience. He dives into it as a traveler, explorer, and athlete heading towards the next personal challenge.