Jun.-Prof. Dr. Franziska Schünemann

Franziska Schünnemann - Kiel Institute


Main research interests

  • Bioeconomy
  • Food-Energy-Water-Nexus
  • Land-use change

Franziska Schuenemann is Junior Professor of Bioeconomy at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, and researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the Research Center “Global Commons and Climate Policy”. After studying economics in Mannheim, Bergen (Norway), Göttingen and Groningen (the Netherlands), she obtained her PhD in Agricultural Economics in 2017 at the University of Hohenheim in Germany with a dissertation on "Economy-Wide Policy Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Malawi". While writing her thesis, she was also a collaborator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. In her current research, she analyzes the transformation towards a sustainable bioeconomy including the impact of agricultural, energy and climate policies at the global and (developing) country level using computable general equilibrium (CGE) models in combination with biophysical models to simultaneously capture economic, social and environmental policy impacts.

Journal Article

Forest restoration: Expanding agriculture

Ruth Delzeit, Julia Pongratz, Julia M. Schneider ...

In a recent report published in Science (“The global tree restoration potential”, 5 July 2019, p. 76) Bastin et al. claim that forest...