Prof. Dr. Bernd Klauer

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

2007 - 2018

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)