Andrew McConnell

Scientist
McConnell
 

Department

FutureLab

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
andrew@pik-potsdam.de[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Andrew McConnell is a Canadian born and has been living in Berlin for the past 11 years. He began at PIK as a student assistant and is now working as a research scientist in the FutureLab on Public Economics and Climate Finance. In his spare time Andrew involves himself in climate and housing politics while actively pursuing his hobbies in sailing racing, skateboarding, and music.

In 2020, he was the recipient of the Oxford Martin School's Sustainable Intervention Point Prize for his idea, "brown" collateral haircuts.

Andrew's research interest encompass a wide range of topics concerning economics and environmental science. His primary area of expertise lies in central bank climate mitigation and green monetary policy. Under this topic he is currently researching green monetary policy instruments, climate based inflationary dynamics, and the political and historical drivers of central bank mandates through both qualitative and numerical modelling. These studies have led to an interest in different methodological approaches to macroeconomics, economic history, and social choice theory.  

He is the primary coordinator for the INSPIRE project on climate based inflationary dynamics, a joint effort between the Deutsche Bundesbank and PIK.

https://www.climateworks.org/inspire/

Oxford Martin School Sensitive Intervention Point Competition

https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/masters-graduate-wins-climate-intervention-prize/