Prof. Dr. Bernd Klauer

→ Head of the Working Group Social-science Water Research
→ Honorary Professor for Sustainability and Water Resources Management, University of Leipzig

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Economics
Working Group Social-science Water Research

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1702
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1702

bernd.klauer@ufz.de

Dr. Bernd Klauer

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Disciplines: ecological economics, environmental and resource economics, economics of water resources, sustainability science, environmental science; interdisciplinary co-operation with hydrologists, ecologists, lawyers, philosophers etc.
  • Themes: theory and methods of decision support, multicriteria analysis, benefit-cost analysis, theories at the interface of economics and ecology, uncertainty and ignorance, transdisciplinarity
  • Fields of application: environmental and sustainability politics, EU-Water Framework Directive, integrated river basin management, sustainable development, nature protection, planning, technology assessment

Curriculum Vitae

since 2015

Honorary Professor for Sustainability and Water Resources Management, University of Leipzig

since 2007

Speaker of the working group "Social-science Water Research"

2004 - 2007

Speaker of the working group "Integrated Assessment and Decision Support"

2002 - 2004

Speaker of the working group "River Basin Management"

since 1997

Senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Department of Economics

1997

Promotion to doctor of economics. Title of thesis: Sustainability and Valuation of Nature − How Could the Economic Concept of Prices Contribute to Operationalising Sustainability? Supervision by Prof. Dr. Malte Faber, Heidelberg.

1992 - 1997

Doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Heidelberg − Alfred Weber Institute for Social Sciences

1989 - 1990

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY/USA: study abroad with an exchange scholarship

1985 - 1992

University of Heidelberg/Germany: Study of mathematics minoring economics and physics; Title: Diplom-Mathematiker (equivalent to master of science)