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Dr. Ottmar EDENHOFER
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer (born 1961 in Bavaria) studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of Munich and holds a university degree in both fields. During his studies he founded his own enterprise and led between 1991 and 1993 a humanitarian aid organisation in Bosnia. He worked as a research assistant at the Technical University Darmstadt and wrote his Ph.D. in Economics in 1999. He currently leads to Project SPARK at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) which explores the impact of induced technological change on mitigation costs and mitigation strategies. The design of instruments for climate and energy policy is another focus of SPARK. Since 2003 he also leads, together with his colleague Hermann Held, the project "Ocean Sequestration and the Transformation of the Global Energy System" funded by the Volkswagenstiftung.Since 2004 he is a member of IPCC. His research interests are Climate and Energy Policy, Social-Cost-Benefit-Analysis, Growth Theory, Environmental Economics, Welfare Theory and General Intertemporal Equilibrium Theory.