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Dr. habil. Ilona M. Otto

Research Domain I
Earth System Analysis

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegrafenberg A56/0.13
14473 Potsdam

Phone: +49-(0)331-288-2667



I specialize in institutional and political economy. I investigate coordination mechanisms for provision of public and common goods such as biodiversity and water. I am also interested in adaptation to climate change and in the evaluation of adaptation options. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods such as interviews, surveys, cost-benefit analysis, and behavioral experiments. My most recent research focuses on modeling social-ecological systems, environmental inequalities, rapid social change, and social tipping.


Teaching: Climate and Energy Management and Advanced Empirical Methodology for Socio-Ecological Systems Analysis

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