Christian Klassert

Christian Klassert

European M. in Law and Econ. / LLM

Department of Economics

Previously:
Department of Bioenergy
in Cooperation with the Departments of
Economics and
Ecological Modelling

in Cooperation with the
Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum – DBFZ
Torgauer Straße 116, 04347 Leipzig

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: ++49 341 235 1743
Fax: ++49 341 235 47 1743

christian.klassert@ufz.de


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017

Researcher at the UFZ Department of Economics for the topic of agent-based hydro-economic modeling

Since 2014

PhD studies on "Agent-based hydro-economic modeling of private tanker water markets in Jordan", supervised by Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel (Department of Economics) and Prof. Dr. Karin Frank (Department of Ecological Modelling)

2014 − 2017         

Research at the Chair of Economics, especially Institutional Environmental Economics (Prof. Dr. Gawel), at Leipzig University and guest researcher at the UFZ Department of Economics, Project Integrated Analysis of Freshwater Resources Sustainability in Jordan

2011 − 2014         

Researcher at the UFZ Department of Bioenergy for the topic of agent-based modelling of transregional land-use effects of bioenergy policy

2010 − 2011

Research Assistent at the UFZ Department of Economics and the Department of Environmental and Planning Law: Project PolicyMix

2008 − 2009

European Master in Law and Economics at the Universities of Hamburg (Exchange to the George Mason University, Arlington, VA), Ghent and Haifa

2002 − 2008

Legal Studies at the University of Mainz


Projects


Research Interests

Agent-based Modeling, Ecological and Environmental Economics, (New) Institutional Economics, and Law and Economics

Energy-economic research at UFZ


Publications

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Sigel, K., Klauer, B. (im Druck). Sustainable transformation of urban water infrastructure in Amman, Jordan: Meeting residential water demand in the face of deficient public supply and alternative private water markets. In: S. Kabisch, F. Koch, E. Gawel, A. Haase, S. Knapp, K. Krellenberg, J. Nivala, A. Zehnsdorf (Hrsg.): Urban Transformations: Sustainable urban development towards resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience. Springer: Berlin: 93-116.

Groeneveld, J., Müller, B., Buchmann, C. M., Dressler, G., Guo, C., Hase, N., Hoffmann, F., John, F., Klassert, C., Lauf, T., Liebelt, V., Nolzen, H., Pannicke, N., Schulze, J., Weise, H., Schwarz, N. (2017). Theoretical foundations of human decision-making in agent-based land use models – A review. Environ. Modell. Softw. 87: 39-48. ISI Impact Factor: 4.420.

Klassert, C., Sigel, K., Gawel, E., Klauer, B. (2015). Residential Water Consumption and Informal Tanker Water Markets in Amman, Jordan. In: T. Bruckner, E. Gawel, R. Holländer, D. Thrän, T. Weinsziehr, M. Verhoog (Hrsg.): Zehn Jahre transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung an der Universität Leipzig. Festschrift anlässlich des zehnjährigen Bestehens des Instituts für Infrastruktur und Ressourcenmanagement (IIRM), Studies in Infrastructure and Resources Management, Vol. 5. Logos Verlag: Berlin: 103-108.

Klassert, C., Sigel, K., Gawel, E., Klauer, B. (2015). Modeling residential water consumption in Amman: the role of intermittency, storage, and pricing for piped and tanker water. Water 7: 3643-3670. ISI Impact Factor: 1.428.

Müller, B., Balbi, S., Buchmann, C. M., de Sousad, L., Dressler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C., Le, Q. B., Millington, J. D. A., Nolzen, H., Parker, D. C., Polhill, J. G., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Schwarz, N., Sun, Z., Taillandier, P., Weise, H. (2014). Standardised and transparent model descriptions for agent-based models: Current status and prospects. Environmental Modelling and Software 55: Pages 156-163.

Klassert, C., und Möckel, S. (2013). Improving the Policy Mix: The Scope for Market-Based Instruments in EU Biodiversity Policy. Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG) 23: 311-322.

Gawel, E., und Klassert, C. (2013). Besondere Ausgleichsregelung im EEG: Quo vaderis? Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen (et) 63.                                

Gawel, E., und Klassert, C. (2013). Probleme der besonderen Ausgleichsregelung im EEG. Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht (ZUR) 24 (9).

Müller, B., Bohn, F., Dressler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C., Martin, R., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Weise, H., und Schwarz, N. (2013). Describing Human Decisions in Agent-Based Models – ODD+D an Extension of the ODD Protocol. Environmental Modelling and Software 48: 37-48.

Klassert, C., und Möckel, S. (2012). Constraints and Opportunities for the Implementation of Policy Mix Concepts in EU Nature Conservation Law. In: J. Similä, E. Primmer (Hrsg.): Legal analysis of the relationship between WTO law, European state aid and nature conservation law, and economic instruments for biodiversity protection. POLICYMIX, Oslo: POLICYMIX Report No. 7/2012.

Conference Contributions

Klassert, C., Yoon, J., Gawel, E., Sigel, S., Klauer, B., Talozi, S., Lachaut, T., Selby, P.D., Knox, S., Gorelick, S., Tilmant, A., Harou, J., Mustafa, D., Medellin-Azuara, J., Rajsekhar, D., Avisse, N., Zhang, H. (2017). Spatial analysis of private tanker water markets in Jordan: Using a hydroeconomic multi-agent model to simulate non-observed water transfers. Poster-Präsentation bei der European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 23.-28. April 2017, Wien. Abstract online (9.10.2017).

Klassert, C., Yoon, J., Gawel, E., Klauer, B., Sigel, S., Talozi, S., Lachaut, T., Selby, P.D., Knox, S., Gorelick, S., Tilmant, A., Harou, J., Mustafa, D., Medellin-Azuara, J., Rajsekhar, D., Avisse, N., Zhang, H. (2016). Simulating partially illegal markets of private tanker water providers on the country level: A multi-agent, hydroeconomic case-study of Jordan. Vortrag beim American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 12.-16. Dezember 2016, San Francisco. Abstract online (9.10.2017).

Gorelick, S., Yoon, J., Rajsekhar, D., Mueller, M.F., Zhang, H., Gawel,, E., Klauer, B., Klassert, C., Sigel, S., Tilmant, A., Avisse, N., Lachaut, T., Harou, J., Knox, S., Selby, P.D., Mustafa, D., Talozi, S., Haddad Y., Shamekh, M. (2016). Jordan Water Project: an interdisciplinary evaluation of freshwater vulnerability and security. Vortrag beim American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 12.-16. Dezember 2016, San Francisco. Abstract online (9.10.2017).

Yoon, J., Klassert, C., Lachaut, T., Selby, P.D., Knox, S., Gorelick, S., Rajsekhar, D., Tilmant, A., Avisse, N., Harou, J., Medellin-Azuara, J., Gawel,, E., Klauer, B., Mustafa, D., Talozi, S., Sigel, S., Zhang, H. (2016). Evaluation of water security in Jordan using a multi-agent, hydroeconomic model: Initial model results from the Jordan Water Project. Vortrag beim American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 12.-16. Dezember 2016, San Francisco.  Abstract online (9.10.2017).

Yoon, J., Klassert, C., Lachaut, T., Selby, P., Knox, S., Gorelick, S., Rajesekhar, D., Tilmant, A., Harou, J., Gawel, E., Klauer, B., Mustafa, D., Talozi, S., Sigel, K. (2015). Design of a multi-agent hydroeconomic model to simulate a complex water system: early insights from the Jordan project. Poster-Präsentation beim AGU Fall Meeting, 14.-18. Dezember 2015: San Francisco, Vereinigte Staaten.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Klauer, B., Sigel, K. (2015). Modeling residential water consumption in Amman: the role of multiple supply sources, intermittency, and storage. Vortrag auf dem International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Congress XV, 25.-29. Mai 2015: Edinburgh, Schottland.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Frank, K., und Thrän, D. (2015). Transregional Land-Use Effects of Biofuel Policies – Agent-Based Economic Analyses with the ILUC-MAP Model. Poster presentation at the UFZ EnergyDays 2015 at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in cooperation with the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), February 24th-25th 2015, Leipzig, Germany.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Klauer, B., und Sigel, K. (2014). Modeling household water consumption in a hydro-institutional system – the case of Amman, Jordan. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 15th-19th 2014, San Francisco, United States. Poster online.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Frank, K., und Thrän, D. (2014). Transregional Land-Use Effects of Biofuel Policies – Agent-Based Economic Analyses with the ILUC-MAP Model. Oral presentation at the Workshop “Biomass for energy – lessons from the Bioenergy Boom” at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in cooperation with the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), November 24th-25th 2014, Leipzig, Germany. Abstract online.

Barton, D. N., Klassert, C., und Adamowicz, V. (2014). From Panacea to Policyscapes: evaluating landscape level effects of property level PES targeting within a policymix for biodiversity conservation. Keynote address. Ecosystem Service Partnership Annual Conference San Jose, September 8th-12th 2014, Costa Rica.

Barton, D. N., Klassert, C., und Adamowicz, V. (2014). Path dependent policyscapes: an agent-based modeling approach to the evaluation of policymixes for biodiversity conservation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Policy Mixes in Environmental and Conservation Policies, February 25th-27th 2014, Leipziger KUBUS, Leipzig, Germany.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Frank, K., und Thrän, D. (2013). Transregional Land-Use Dynamics of Bioenergy Policies: An Agent-Based Approach. Paper presented at the 10th biennal conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) “Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics”, June 18th-21st 2013, Lille, France.

Groeneveld, J., Müller, B., Angermüller, F., Drees, R., Dreßler, G., Klassert, C., Schulze, J., Weise, H., und Schwarz, N. (2012). Good modelling practice: expanding the ODD model description protocol for socioenvironmental agent based models. In: R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp (Hrsg.): International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Pathways and Visions under Uncertainty, Sixth Biennial Meeting, July 2nd-5th 2012, Leipzig, Germany, S. 2480-4. ISBN: 978-88-9035-742-8. Proceedings online.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., und Frank, K. (2012). Transregional Land-Use Dynamics of Bioenergy Policies − An Agent-Based Approach. In: U.-J. Görke, D. Thrän, F. Messner, O. Kolditz (Hrsg.): First UFZ Energy Days 2012 − Book of Abstracts. UFZ-Report 06/2012.

Klassert, C., und Möckel, S. (2012). The Scope for Economic Instruments in EU Nature Conservation Law and Related Sectoral Policies. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) “Ecological Economics and Rio+20. Contributions and Challenges for a Green Economy”, June 16th-19th 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Klassert, C., Gawel, E., Thrän, D., und Frank, K. (2012). Interregional Effects of Bioenergy Policies: An Agent-Based Approach. Poster presented at the “Planet under Pressure 2012” conference, March 25th-29th 2012, Excel London, UK.

Working Papers

Vohland, K. et al. (Klassert, C.) (2015). Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and climate change: foundations (chapter 3). In: Hartje, V., Wüstemann, H., Bonn, A. (Hrsg.): Natural capital and climate policy – synergies and conflicts. Natural Capital Germany – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB DE) Report No. 1. Technische Universität Berlin, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ): Berlin.

Gawel, E., und Klassert, C. (2013). Wie weiter mit der Besonderen Ausgleichregelung im EEG? UFZ-Diskussionspapiere 9/2013. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig.

Müller, B., Angermüller, F., Drees, R., Dressler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Weise, H., und N. Schwarz. Describing human decisions in agent-based social-ecological models – ODD+D an extension of the ODD protocol (Working Paper, April 23rd 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2044736