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Climate Change and Development

About us

The Professorship for Climate Change and Development conducts research in applied development economics within the context of climate change. Our aim is to generate new knowledge on how the lives of individuals in the Global South are affected by climate change and how to best design policies that increase the climate resilience of households.

In our research, we investigate these questions from an applied microeconomic perspective using econometric methods. Our focus is on different dimensions of human well-being, such as income, assets, land ownership, nutrition, education, and health.

We also focus on evaluating climate adaptation policies. Randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental methods that allow the identification of causal effects are applied. Weather insurance for smallholder farm households and humanitarian aid delivered in the context of extreme weather events are the focus of our research.

Our research is mainly based on new, carefully designed household panel surveys that we collect in cooperation with local partners. Recently completed, ongoing, and soon-to-start data collections are taking place in Mongolia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Senegal, Ghana, and Vietnam.

The Professorship for Climate Change and Development is part of the Economic Policy Lab "Climate Change, Development and Migration" at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.

Team

Prof. Dr. Kati Krähnert
Professor, Professorin
Julian Röckert
Post-Doc
Lukas Mogge
Post-Doc

Teaching

Teaching offers

Study Type
Seminar
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WS
WS 2023/24
Seminar
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Research

Research projects

Research project: Rigorous Impact Evaluation of the Trigger-Based Agricultural Micro Insurance in Vietnam

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Publications

Murken, Lisa, Kati Krähnert, and Christoph Gornott (2024). Is this land for sale? The effects of drought on land ownership in Uganda. Ecological Economics 218: 108095. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.108095

Fluhrer, Svenja, and Kati Krähnert (2024). Mobile Phone Network Expansion and Agricultural Income: A Panel Study. Agricultural Economics 55: 54-85. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12803.

Mogge, L., McDonald, M., Knoth, C., Teickner, H., Purevtseren, M., Pebesma, E. & Kraehnert, K. (2023) Allocation of humanitarian aid after a weather disaster. World Development 166(10620499).

 

 

Murken, Lisa, Kati Krähnert, and Christoph Gornott (2024). Is this land for sale? The effects of drought on land ownership in Uganda. Ecological Economics 218: 108095. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.108095

Fluhrer, Svenja, and Kati Krähnert (2024). Mobile Phone Network Expansion and Agricultural Income: A Panel Study. Agricultural Economics 55: 54-85. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12803.

Mogge, L., McDonald, M., Knoth, C., Teickner, H., Purevtseren, M., Pebesma, E. & Kraehnert, K. (2023) Allocation of humanitarian aid after a weather disaster. World Development 166(10620499).

 

 

Latest news

New Open Access Article "Mobile Phone Network Expansion and Agricultural Income: A Panel Study"
November 17, 2023
RUB Im Gespräch "Well insured against climate damage"
April 27, 2023
New research project: Impact evaluation of an agricultural insurance in Vietnam
March 8, 2023
New paper: What factors determine the allocation of humanitarian aid across regions after an extreme weather event?
March 8, 2023
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CURE