Dr. Julian Rode

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Governance & Institutions
Working Group Nature Conservation and Biodiversity

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

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1479
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1479


Personal webpage

Julian Rode

Research interest

  • Values and decisions for environmental sustainability
  • Policy support for biodiversity protection
  • Business and biodiversity
  • Ethics in economic decision making
  • Behavioral and experimental economic research

Curriculum Vitae

since 2011

Researcher, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Enviromental Research – UFZ

2010 - 2012

Visiting Scholar,Social Innovation Center, INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France)

2010 - 2011

Research Associate, Department of Business Economics, Serra-Ramoneda Research Chair, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona


Research Fellow, Social Innovation Center, INSEAD (Fontainebleau)

2008 - 2009

Research Associate & Consultant, MEDIAN S.C.P (Barcelona)

2007 - 2008

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Rationality, Decision making, and Economic Modeling (SFB 504), Universität Mannheim


Ph.D. in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)


Diplom-Volkswirt (Master in Economics), Universität Bonn

Current projects

Unlocking Forest Finance in Brazil/Peru, since 2013

ValuES − Methods for integrating ecosystem services into development practice, since 2013

Enhancing the Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Thailand/South-East Asia (ECO-BEST), since 2011

Completed projects

Supporting CBD National Implementation from a TEEB perspective, 2011‐2012


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 (2015), 270-282.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.