Researcher & Scientific Advisor -- Environmental decisions and policy
I have 18 years of experience in research and 11 years of experience at the interface of academic research and (policy) practice concerning biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
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.
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. My academic background is in (behavioral/experimental) economics and interdisciplinary research on decision making.
The Spanish version of our "Ecosystem Service Opportunities" methodology to select and plan policy and finance instruments is avalailable at www.es-opportunities.net/es/
New article published in Ecosystem services: Why ‘blended finance’ could help transitions to sustainable landscapes: Lessons from the Unlocking Forest Finance project
2011- 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