Dr. Christine Merk

Topics: Climate, Behavioral Economics

Christine Merk - Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) / Kiel Institute for the World Economy

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Main research interests

  • TOMACE - Trade-Offs between Mitigation And Climate Engineering (DFG - Priority Programme 1689)

Christine Merk works as a postdoctoral researcher in the research areas The Environment and Natural Resources and Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems. One of her main research interests are individuals’ trade-offs between mitigation and climate engineering technologies. She conducts economic experiments integrating concepts from the psychology of risk perception to learn more about individuals’ perceptions of and reactions to climate engineering. Furthermore, she researches the effects of nudging interventions on sustainable consumption in field experiments. Her background is in political and administration science, and she holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kiel University.

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