Ottmar Edenhofer among Germany's most influential economists

 
09/24/2020 - In the ranking of Germany’s most influential economists published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ottmar Edenhofer is once again among the 'Top Ten' – and once more, he is the only climate economist among Germany's top tier economic researchers. The director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) scored particularly highly because of his scientific citations with which other researchers in the scientific community refer to his work. Ernst Fehr from the University of Zurich landed at the top of the ranking followed by Clemens Fuest from the ifo Munich and Marcel Fratzscher from the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, on second and third place, respectively.
Ottmar Edenhofer among Germany's most influential economists
Ottmar Edenhofer is the only climate economist in the FAZ-Ranking of Germany's most influential economists (Photo: Photothek)

Edenhofer, who in addition to PIK also heads the Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change and is also a professor at the Technical University of Berlin, achieved a similar score as last year and was ranked 10th. In 2019, he was ranked 7th. Four evaluation criteria were applied: the presence of the researchers in 18 newspapers and journals; the size of the following on Twitter; a survey of 109 members of parliament and ministry staff at the federal and state level; and the amount of citations in the scientific community.