Dr. Franziska Schünemann

Topics: Sustainable Development, Climate, Natural Resources, Africa

Franziska Schünnemann - Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) / Kiel Institute for the World Economy

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Main research interests

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

Franziska Schuenemann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute of the World Economy in Kiel, Germany, in the research area “The Environment and Natural Resources”. 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.

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