The Research Area Comprises:

  • Analysis of National and International Climate and Energy Policy Instruments
  • Emissions Markets and Their Impact on Private-Sector Competitiveness
  • The Design of International Climate Treaties

The research area “International Environmental and Resource Policies” develops and analyses economic approaches for efficiently regulating global environmental problems and for promoting international cooperation. The area’s research focuses on the design of international agreements and their impact on the design of domestic policy as well as measures for adapting to climate change. Researchers also examine the consequences of unilateral regulatory measures in a globalised world as well as of fragmented climate protection initiatives.