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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Projects | IRI THESys | People | Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack

Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack

Head of Resource Economics Group, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences; Strategic Group Member, Member of IRI THESys


  • Co-evolution of resources and institutions
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Polycentric climate governance


Prof. Dr. rer. nat Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. Klaus Eisenack completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.

Klaus Eisenack has been a member at IRI THESys since 2016. He is a steering committee member of the “Berlin Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems“ (WINS) and together with his staff organizes many of the WINS activities at IRI THESys.

Selected publications

Schmid, E.; Pechan, A.; Mehnert, M.; Eisenack, K. (2017): Imagine all these futures: On heterogeneous preferences and mental models in the German energy transition, Energy Research & Social Science, 27, 45-56. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.02.012.

Eisenack, K. (2016): Institutional adaptation to cooling water scarcity for thermoelectric power generation under global warming, Ecological Economics, 124, 153-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.01.016.

Eisenack, K.; Kähler, L. (2016): Adaptation to climate change can support unilateral emission reductions, Oxford Economic Papers, 68, 258-278. doi: 10.1093/oep/gpv057.

Eisenack, K.; Moser, S.C.; Hoffmann, E.; Klein, R.J.T.; Oberlack, C.; Pechan, A.; Rotter, M.; Termeer, C.J.A.M. (2014): Explaining and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation, Nature Climate Change, 4, 867-872. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2350.

Eisenack, K. (2013): A Climate Change Board Game for Interdisciplinary Communication and Education, Simulation & Gaming, 44, 328-348. doi: 10.1177/1046878112452639.

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