Climate, Development, Economics - Kati Krähnert is a Professor at RWI and Bochum University

 
01/20/2023 - From Potsdam's Telegrafenberg to the Ruhr - since January 1, 2023, Kati Krähnert is Professor of Climate Change and Development at the Faculty of Economics at Ruhr University Bochum. There she researches how the lives of people in the Global South are affected by climate change and how policies need to be designed if they are to improve household climate resilience. She was appointed jointly by the Ruhr University and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.
Climate, Development, Economics - Kati Krähnert is a Professor at RWI and Bochum University
Kati Krähnert

"Our research aims to provide answers to some of the most pressing questions of our time: What are the socioeconomic costs of climate change?" Krähnert explains in a statement of the university. "Do adaptation measures bring the expected benefits to households? I'm particularly interested in climate insurance for small-scale farmers - many innovations have emerged here in recent years."

From 2019 to the end of 2022, Krähnert, who studied ethnology and economics, worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, where she first headed the Adaptation in Agricultural Systems working group and later the FutureLab Inequality, Human Wellbeing and Development. This position proved to be a stepping stone for the professorship in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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