Schlenker was a visiting researcher at ZEW’s Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management" from March 30 to April 2, 2015. He is Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute of Columbia University in New York. His research interests include the economics of climate change, water rights, and their impact on agricultural output, as well as models of exhaustible resources. During his stay, he held a ZEW Research Seminar on the impact of climate change on agriculture. Furthermore, future research cooperation possibilities were discussed in bilateral meetings.