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Dr. Gregor Schwerhoff

Sustainable Solutions, Macro-economic Modeling

Contact: schwerhoff(at)


Gregor Schwerhoff holds a M.Sc. in mathematics from the Université Paris-Sud 11 and a PhD in economics from the University Bonn. He works on the interaction of climate change mitigation with economic development and public finance.




Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals (ISI Articles)

  • Schwerhoff, G. and Sy, M. (2018). Developing Africa's Energy Mix. Climate Policy, forthcoming. Link
  • Schwerhoff, G., U. Kornek, K. Lessmann and M. Pahle (2018). Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation: Consequences and Incentives. Journal of Economic Surveys. 32(2): 491–517 Link pdf of working paper version
  • Leimbach, M., N. Roming, A. Schultes, G. Schwerhoff (2018). Long-Term Development Perspectives of Sub-Saharan Africa under Climate Policies. Ecological Economics. 144(0):148-159 Link pdf of working paper version
  • Gobbi, P., J. Parys and G. Schwerhoff (2018). Intra-Household Allocation of Parental Leave. Canadian Journal of Economics, 51(1):236–274. Link pdf of working paper version
  • Schwerhoff, G. and Franks, M. (2018), Optimal Environmental Taxation with Capital Mobility. Fiscal Studies, 39(1): 39–63. Link pdf of working paper version
  • Schwerhoff, G., T. Dao Nguyen, O. Edenhofer, G. Grimalda, M. Jakob, D. Klenert, and J. Siegmeier (2017). Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 11 (2017-20): 1–11. Link pdf Video summary
  • Schwerhoff, G. and Sy, M. (2017). Financing Renewable Energy in Africa –Key Challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75(0):393-401. Link pdf of accepted manuscript
  • Klenert, D., G. Schwerhoff, O. Edenhofer and L. Mattauch (2016), Environmental Taxation, Inequality and Engel’s Law: The Double Dividend of Redistribution. Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming Link pdf of accepted manuscript Policy Brief on this paper
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2016). The economics of leadership in climate change mitigation. Climate Policy, 16(2):196-214. Link pdf Comment to this paper


Other Publications (for full list, see Google Scholar profile)

  • Koch, N. E.K.H.J. zu Ermgassen, J. Wehkamp, F. Oliveira, and G. Schwerhoff (2017). Agricultural Productivity and Forest Conservation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon SSRN Working Paper. Link pdf

  • Schwerhoff, G. and O. Edenhofer (2017). Optimal rent taxation. Conference Paper, 18th annual Meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2017). “Response to the Comment on: ‘The Economics of Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation.’” Climate Policy 17(6): 817–18. Link pdf
  • Schwerhoff, G. and J. Wehkamp (2017). Export Tariffs Combined with Public Investments As a Forest Conservation Policy Instrument. FEEM Working Paper No. 20.2017. Link pdf
  • Kalkuhl, M., B. Fernandez Milan, G. Schwerhoff,  M. Jakob, F. Creutzig, M. Hahnen (2017). Fiscal instruments for sustainable development: The case of land taxes. Conference Paper, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017. Link pdf Policy Brief on this Paper
  • Steckel,  J., Schwerhoff, G., and Edenhofer, O. (2017). Enabling Low-Carbon Development in Poor Countries. In Sustainable Manufacturing Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives. Springer Open. Link pdf
  • Kalkuhl, M., G. Schwerhoff and K. Waha (2016). Agricultural Risk Management and Land Tenure. Conference Paper, CSAE Conference 2016: Economic Development in Africa. Link pdf
  • Stürmer, M. and G. Schwerhoff (2016). Non-Renewable Resources, Extraction Technology, and Endogenous Growth. Conference Paper, NBER Summer Institute 2016. Link pdf slides Blog article by Paul Romer on this paper
  • Schwerhoff, G. (2016). Review: Llavador, Humberto G., Roemer, John E. and Silvestre, Joaquim: Sustainability for a warming planet. Journal of Economics, 117(1):85-88. Link pdf
  • Edenhofer, O., Kadner, S., von Stechow, C., Schwerhoff, G., & Luderer, G. (2014). "Linking climate change mitigation research to sustainable development". In Handbook of Sustainable Development: Second Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Link
  • Schwerhoff, G and M. Sy (2013). How Globalization Helped Decreasing Inflation. EconoMonitor. Link





Curriculum Vitae:

2015 -

2012 - 2015

Postdoc, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin, Germany

Postdoc, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany

2009 – 2010 Visiting Researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
2007 – 2012

PhD student at Bonn Graduate School of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

PhD in Economics, University Bonn, Germany, supervisor: Prof. Martin Hellwig

2006 – 2009 M.Sc. in Economics, University Bonn, Germany
2004 – 2006 M.Sc. in Mathematics, Université Paris-Sud 11, France
2002 – 2004 Undergraduate studies in mathematics, Universität Tübingen, Germany

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