Senior researcher & Scientific advisor -- Environmental behavior and policy
I have over 20 years of experience in research and 13 years of experience at the interface of academic research and (policy) practice concerning biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
My research deals with environmental values and decision-making, behavior change, the design and evaluation of environmental policies and financing mechanisms, and the integration of sustainability in business practices, mostly related to biodiversity and sustainable land use. My academic background is in (behavioral/experimental) economics and interdisciplinary research on decision making.
In my consulting work I support organizations and projects that aim to establish new policy instruments, financial mechanisms, and business approaches for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Spanish version of our "Ecosystem Service Opportunities" methodology to select and plan policy and finance instruments is avalailable at www.es-opportunities.net/es/
Rode, J., et al, (2023), Providing targeted incentives for trees on farms: A transdisciplinary research methodology applied in Uganda and Peru, Earth System Governance 16, 100172, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2023.100172
2011- Senior researcher, Department Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Leipzig, Germany)
2010-11 Researcher, Department of Business Economics, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Spain)
2010 Research fellow, Social Innovation Center, INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).
2009-10 Independent, associated with MEDIAN S.C.P (Barcelona, Spain)
2007-08 Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Rationality, Decision making, and Economic Modelling (SFB 504), Universität Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany)
Ph.D. in Economics (2007), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003-07), Universität Bonn (2002-03)
Diplom-Volkswirt (2002), Universität Bonn.
Universität Bonn (2000-02), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2002), Utah State University (1999-2000), Universität Marburg (1997-99)
Abitur (1996), Darmstadt (Germany)
German (mother tongue), English (C2), French (C1), Spanish (C1)
Germany, Spain, France, USA, Thailand, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, India, Uganda, Argentina, Ecuador