Maximilian Kotz

Doctoral Researcher

Maximilian Kotz is a PhD student in the Research Department 4 - Complexity Science.

He is a member of the working group Data based analysis of climate decisions.


Working Group

Curriculum Vitae

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


I use a mixture of empirical and modelling techniques to assess climate extremes and variability from the perspectives of both:

a) their impact on societal outcomes such as economic growth


b) their evolution under anthropogenic forcing. 

The end goal is to improve our understanding of the impact of climate change, and to use this knowledge to provide policy-relevant information such as the Social Cost of Carbon.

M. Kotz, S. Lange, L. Wenz, A. Levermann. Changes in mean and extreme precipitation scale universally with global mean temperature across and within climate models. Journal of Climate (submitted). 

M. Kotz, A. Levermann, L. Wenz. The effect of rainfall changes on economic production. Nature. (2022).

A. Stechemesser, L. Wenz, M. Kotz, A. Levermann. Strong increase of racist tweets outside of climate comfort zone in Europe. Environmental Research Letters. (2021). 

M. Kotz, L. Wenz, A. Levermann. Footprint of greenhouse forcing in daily temperature variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2021).

M. Kalkuhl, M. Kotz, L. Wenz. DOSE - The MCC-PIK Database Of Subnational Economic output (Version 1) [Data set] Zenodo (2021).

Kotz, M., Wenz, L., Stechemesser, A. et al. Day-to-day temperature variability reduces economic growth. Nature Climate Change (2021).