Research areas

  • Environmental values and decisions
  • Environmental policy
  • Economics of ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Sustainability and ethics in business decisions
  • Behavioral and experimental economics
  • Environmental and ecological economics

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Thomson Reuters h-Index: 6

Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M., Cornelissen, G. (2017), Ecosystem service arguments enhance public support for environmental protection - but beware of the numbers!, Ecological Economics 141, 213-221.

Weiland, S., Bleicher, A., Polzin, C., Rauschmeyer, F., Rode, J. (2017), The nature of experiments for sustainability transformation: A search for common ground, Journal of Cleaner Production 169, 30-38.

Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Emerton, L., Schröter-Schlaack, C. (2016), ‘Ecosystem Service Opportunities’: a practice-oriented framework for identifying economic instruments in order to enhance biodiversity and human livelihoods, Journal for Nature Conservation 33, 35-47.

Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M., van Wassenhove, L., Simon, A. (2015), Ethical Analysis for Evaluating Sustainable Business Decisions: The Case of Environmental Impact Evaluation in the Inambari Hydropower Project, Sustainability 7, 10343-10364.

Rode, J., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Krause, T. (2015), Motivation crowding by economic incentives in conservation policy: A review of the empirical evidence, Ecological Economics 117, 270–282.

Honey-Rosés, J, Le Menestrel, M., Arenas, D., Rode, J., Rauschmayer, F. (2014), Enriching Intergenerational Decision-Making with Guided Visualization Exercises, Journal of Business Ethics 122 (4), 675-680.

Cornelissen, G., Bashshur, M., Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M. (2013), Rules or Consequences? The Role of Ethical Mindsets in Moral Dynamics, Psychological Science 24 (4), 482-488.

Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M. (2011), The influence of decision power on distributive fairness, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations 79, 246-255.

Rode, J. (2010), Truth and trust in communication – Experiments on the effect of a competitive context, Games and Economic Behavior 68, 325-338.

Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M., Hogarth, R. (2008), Ethical differentiation and market behaviour: An experimental approach. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 66, 265-280.

Books and book chapters

Rode, J., Wittmer, H. (2015), Acting on Ecosystem Service Opportunities – Guidelines for identifying, selecting and planning economic instruments to conserve ecosystems and enhance local livelihoods, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ , Leipzig, URL: www.ufz.de/index.php?de=34602)

Aicher, C., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Wittmer, H., Rode, J., Hansjürgens, B. (2015), The multifaceted contribution of biodiversity to human well-being: Lessons from TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity, in Ch. 5. Gasparatos, Alexandros & Katherine J. Willis (eds.), Biodiversity in the Green Economy. Oxford / New York: 94-115.

Le Menestrel, M., Rode, J. (2013), Late lessons about business: Why did industry not respond with precaution to early warnings?, in Gee, D. (Ed.), Late Lessons from Early Warnings, Volume II, European Environment Agency, URL: www.eea.europa.eu/publications/late-lessons-2.

Rode, J. (2007), Experiments on ethics and economic behavior, Universitat Pompeu Fabra doctoral thesis, URL: http://www.tdx.cat/handle/10803/7362, ISBN: 9788469144770

Other publications (selection)

Rode, J., Eawpanich, P. (2018), Improving the wildlife corridor between Khao Yai and Thap Lan
National Parks (Thailand), VALUES Case Study, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ).

Berghöfer, A., Emerton, L, Moreno Diaz, A., Rode, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Wittmer, H., van Zyl, H. (2017), Sustainable Financing for biodiversity conservation - a review of experiences in German development cooperation, Study commissioned by GIZ and KfW, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig.

Rode, J., Eggert, H. (2016), Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Cattle Production in Brazil, UFF Project Report, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Global Canopy Programme.

Berghöfer, A., Brown, C., Bruner, A., Emerton, L., Esen,E., Geneletti, D., Kosmus,M., Kumar, R., Lehmann, M., Leon Morales, F., Nkonya, E., Pistorius, T., Rode, J., Slootweg, R., Tröger, U., Wittmer, H., Wunder, S., van Zyl, H. (2016), Increasing the Policy Impact of Ecosystem Service Assessments and Valuations - Insights from Practice. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) GmbH, Leipzig, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internatio-nale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany. 31pp.

Rode, J., Favero, C. (2015), Green bond certification and the implications for agricultural production standards, UFF Project Report, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Global Canopy Programme.

Bausch, L., Rode, J. (2015), Guidelines for estimating social impacts of the UFF transition activities, UFF Project Report, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Global Canopy Programme.

Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Bausch, L., Aicher, C. (2014), A safeguarding framework for the Unlocking Forest Finance (UFF) project and its financial mechanisms, UFF Project Report, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Global Canopy Programme.

Berghöfer A., Wittich, A., Wittmer, H., Rode, J., Emerton, L., Kosmus, M., van Zyl,H. (2015), Analysis of 19 ecosystem service assessments for different purposes – insights from practical experience, ValuES Project Report. Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) GmbH, Leipzig, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn. Germany. 27pp.

Wittmer, H., van Zyl, H., Brown, C., Rode, J., Ozdemiroglu, E., Bertrand, N., ten Brink, P., Seidl, A., Kettunen, M., Mazza, L., Manns, F., Hundorf, J., Renner, I., Christov, S., Sukhdev, P. (2013), TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Guidance Manual for TEEB Country Studies (Version 1.0).

Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Watfe, G., 2012, Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 2 – A TEEB perspective. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Bonn.

Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Watfe, G., 2012, Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 3 – A TEEB perspective. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Bonn.

Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Watfe, G., 2012, Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 11 – A TEEB perspective. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Bonn.

Balian, E.V., Berhault, A., Rode, J., Sharman, M. (eds) (2011), Translating Positive Visions for Biodiversity Into Research Priorities, EPBRS, Brussels, 34 pp.

Balian, E.V., Berhault, A., Rode, J., Schindler, S., Sharman, M. (eds) (2011), Report of the Positive Visions for Biodiversity Summit: the 2010 European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) meeting under the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, EPBRS, Brussels, 47pp.

Rode, J., Le Menestrel, M., van Wassenhove, L., Simon, A. (2010), Integrating Ethical Issues in Business Decisions: A Case Study on Evaluating the Biodiversity Impacts of a Large-Scale Hydropower Project, with, INSEAD working paper 2010/86.

Le Menestrel, M., Rode, J. (2008), A Day at the Big Bank. A case study on banking in times of international financial crisis, prepared for Median S.C.P. and Oliver Wyman.

Rode, J. (2007), Experiments on ethics and economic behavior, Doctoral thesis at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Organization of events and seminar series

Academic events

  • Co-organization of a workshop on “Transformation towards Sustainability”, organization of working group on "Business and sustainability transformations“ (Leipzig, November 2016).
  • Co-organization of International Conference on “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)” (Leipzig, November 2012).
  • 26th Alumni Roundtable on “Business and Biodiversity: The next sustainability challenge”, INSEAD Social Innovation Center, (Fontainebleau, Septembe 2011).
  • Workshop on “Experimental methods in economics” at Mannheim Empirical Research Summer School (Mannheim, July 2009).
  • Mannheim Empirical Research Summer School (MERSS) (July 2008 & July 2009).

 

Seminar series

  • 2016-2018: Seminar series "Forum Behavioral Environmental Science" for the Social Science Division at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) (Leipzig).
  • 2010-2011: “Behavioral and Experimental Discussion Group” seminar series at Department of Business Economics (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
  • 2006 - 2007: Experimental and Behavioral PhD Seminar series, Department Economics and Business (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

 

Science-practice interfaces

  • Co-organization of the Belgian meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS), with the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (Brussels, November 2010).
  • Co-organization of the “Positive Visions for Biodiversity” Meeting, with the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and Global Voices (Brussels, November 2010).
  • 2nd Intergenerational Encounter for Dreaming Business of the Foundation for a New Ethical Business, on “Values for Nature and Willingness to Act”, in collaboration with Eco-union (Barcelona, October 2010).
  • 1st Intergenerational Encounter for Dreaming Business of the Foundation for a New Ethical Business (Barcelona, November 2009).
  • Co-organization of a workshop on a “European Network of Knowledge on Biodiversity”, with the European Platform for Biodiversity Research strategy (EPBRS) (Brussels, May 2009).
  • Workshop on “Ethical business decision making” – in particular a one-day symposium on “Business decision making and the Precautionary Principle” at Universität Mannheim (December 2008).
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