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Edenhofer ranked amongst Germany’s top economists

09/06/2016 - In a ranking of Germany’s “most influential economists”, Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, was placed amongst the top researchers in the field. The grouping published by the renowned daily ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’ (FAZ) is based on data on the scientific, political and media impact of the individual researchers. Edenhofer, who also directs the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and is a Professor at Technische Universität Berlin, is the only economist with a focus on climate who scored this high in the ranking.
Edenhofer ranked amongst Germany’s top economists

Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Photo: Photothek

Ernst Fehr from Zurich University and Hans-Werner Sinn from Ifo Institute came out on top of the list. Edenhofer is number 12 in the overall ranking of 100 researchers, up from number 14 last year. Looking just at his research record and putting apart politics and media, according to FAZ Edenhofer holds an even stronger record than some of his peers that have been placed higher in the overall ranking.

Weblink to the ranking: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftswissen/f-a-z-oekonomenranking-2016-ernst-fehr-gewinnt-14417933.html?selectedTab=infografik&offset=0&action=infografik&showMarginalSlot=0

Weblink to FAZ article on the ranking: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftswissen/f-a-z-oekonomenranking-2016-ernst-fehr-gewinnt-14417933.html

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