Can trade mitigate climate change impacts?

If you find this question interesting you might take a look at my research. It focusses on international and environmental economics.


My research focusses on international and environmental economics. I am using quantitative trade models based on the so-called gravity equation in order to derive numbers from theory. Therefore I link my educational background as an agricultural economist with my current work at the Trade Policy Task Force of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. For example, I use global gridded crop models to asses the impact of climate change on agricultural productivities and combine this with a gravity model in order to asses how different trade regimes can compensate negative welfare effects. Furthermore I am interested in econometrics of high-resolution and high-frequency data, e.g. remote sensing and spatial data.

Advisory Work

With the knowledge gained through research, I do advisory work for policy makers and institutions. Dialogue with leading figures at the international, national, and regional level is aimed at incorporating socially relevant issues into my work and providing these actors with a sound informational basis for economic decision-making.

Hendrik Mahlkow

I am a research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. I hold a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Twitter: @HMahlkow
GitHub: @hendrikmahlkow

Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel, Germany

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