Barbora Sedova

FutureLab Leader



Curriculum Vitae

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

Barbora Sedova (co-)leads the FutureLab - Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration at PIK.  In her work, she analyzes mechanisms of climate-related impacts on human migration, inequality and risk of conflict in the developing world. The overarching goal of her research is to improve adaptation strategies that minimize welfare losses in a changing climate. She applies approaches from micro-econometrics, geospatial analysis, and systematic literature review.

Barbora is a Fellow at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin and a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Potsdam. She has conducted reserach stays at Columbia University and Yale University. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.  Barbora has also held various research and advisory positions, namely at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, German Bundestag and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 



Peer-reviewed publications:

Sedova, B. and Kalkuhl, M. (2020). Who are the Climate Migrants and Where do They Go? Evidence from Rural India. World Development

Sedova, B., Kalkuhl, M. and Mendelsohn, R. (2019). Distributional Impacts of Weather and Climate in Rural India. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change.

Working papers:

Global Food Prices, Local Weather and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Lars Ludolph)

Improving the Evidence Base on Climate Migration: Methodological Insights from Two Meta-Analyses (with Roman Hoffmann and Kira Vinke)

Does Climate Change Induce Migration? Evidence from a Meta-Regression Analysis (with Athene Cook, Lucia Cizmaziova)

Policy reports:

10 Insights on Climate Impacts and Peace (with Adrien Detges, Daniel Klingenfeld, Christian König, Benjamin Pohl, Lukas Rüttinger, Jacob Schewe and Janani Vivekananda)

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German Federal Foreign Office

Project leader 

Project title: Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment

Project duration: 2020-2023

Partners: adelphi