Timothé Beaufils

Doctoral Researcher

I am a Doctoral Researcher in the research group "Data-based climate decision". My research focuses on modelling and understanding the structure of the international trade network, today and tomorrow. I use methods from Input-Output Analysis to understand the evolution of the inter-linkages in the world economy. I cooperate with other researchers on understanding the influence of economic inter-connectivity for mitigating and adapting to climate change.


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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I hold a Master Degree in Engineering from CentraleSupelec (France) with a major in Energy Networks and a Master of Environmental Economics from Université Paris-Saclay (France), with a major in prospective modelling. My Master thesis focused on applications of Input Output tables for decision-making and was the result of a collaboration between Pricewaterhouse Coppers France and PIK.

I've been starting my doctoral research at PIK in May 2020.

My research focuses on prospective applications of Input-Output (IO) tables for improving the resilience of the international trade network regarding climate change. I develop methods to project IO tables in line with simple scenarios of how trade relations may evolve in the future. I further aim to identify which configuration of the international trade world is the most efficient in adapting to climate change.

I also develop methods to analyze how international supply chains blur the link between emitters of Greenhouse Gas and final consumers. I use these methods to investigate how unilateral trade policies such as Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms could incite foreign countries to implement more ambitious climate policies.

  • T. Beaufils, L. Wenz, A scenario-based method for projecting multi-regional input-output tables, Economic Systems Research (2021), https://doi.org/10.1080/09535314.2021.1952404
  • T. Beaufils, Multi Regional Input Output modelling as a tool for sustainable decision-making - Master Thesis - November 2019
  • T. Beaufils, P-O Pineau, Assessing the impact of residential load profile changes on electricity distribution utility revenues under alternative rate structures - September 2019, Utilities Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2019.100959

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