Maximilian Maximilian Kotz

Doctoral Researcher
Maximilian Kotz

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)[at]
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


I use a mixture of data-based techniques (econometrics, pattern-recognition, detection-attribution) to identify aspects of climate which are:

a) Important for societal outcomes such as economic growth


b) Changing as a consequence of anthropogenic climate change. 

The end goal is to improve our assessments of the costs of climate change, and consequently to update policy-relevant information such as the Social Cost of Carbon.

Kotz, M., Wenz, L., Stechemesser, A. et al. Day-to-day temperature variability reduces economic growth. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2021).