Timothé Beaufils

Doctoral Researcher

I am a Doctoral researcher in the research group "Data-based climate decision". My research focus on modelling the structure of the international trade network, today and tomorrow. I use methods from Economics and Industrial Ecology 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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14412 Potsdam


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 at identifying which configuration of the international trade world be the most efficient in terms of adaptation to climate change. I also conduct research on Greenhouse Gases emissions embodied in international supply chains.

  • 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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