Research Cluster: Climate Protection at the Interface between Politics and Economics

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This cluster researches political, economic and societal interdependencies in climate protection at different levels (individual, local, state, federal, EU and international climate cooperation). It also explores the question of which packages of measures are necessary to achieve effective climate protection – and how they can be achieved.

  • CO2 pricing
  • Communication and sustainability
  • Moral consumers
  • The role of individuals and politics
  • Environmental policy measures and their impact

  • Landmann, H., Naumann, J. (2024). Being Positively Moved by Climate Protest Predicts Peaceful Collective Action, PsychArchives (ed.), forthcoming.
  • Drupp, M., Nesje, F., Schmidt, R. C. (2024). Pricing Carbon: Evidence from Expert Recommendations, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (forthcoming).
  • Rogmann, J., Beckmann, J., Gaschler, R. & Landmann H. (2024). Media Sentiment Emotions and Consumer Energy Prices, Energy Economics, 130, 107278,
  • Eichner, T./Kollenbach, G. (2023). Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements: Investment Lags Matter. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 10(1), 33–53
  • Eichner, T./Kollenbach, G., & Schopf, M. (2023). Demand-Versus Supply-Side Climate Policies with a Carbon Dioxide Ceiling. The Economic Journal, 133(652), 1371–1406.
  • Katsarava, M., & Gaschler, R. (2023). Fluctuations in the wind energy supply do not impair acceptance of wind farms. Renewables: Wind, Water, and Solar, 10(1), 1.
  • Töller, A. E. (2023). The challenge of applying the Multiple Streams Framework to non-decisions and negative decisions, A Modern Guide to the Multiple Streams Framework (Hg. N. Zahariadis, N. Herweg, R. Zohlnhöfer, E. Petridou), Edward Elgar.
  • Töller, A. E. (2023). The Glass is Half Full: Environmental and Climate Policy of the Last Merkel Government Between Protest and Pandemic, German Politics.
  • Töller, A. E., Schnase, P.-P., Bothner, F. (2023). The Role of Litigation of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in Environmental Politics and Policy, Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy (Hg. H. Jörgens, C. Knill, Y. Steinebach), Routledge.
  • Eichner, T./Kollenbach, G. (2022): Environmental agreements, research and technological spillovers, European Journal of Operational Research 300, 366–377.
  • Eichner, T./Pethig, R. (2022): Kantians defy the economists’ mantra of uniform Pigouvian emissions taxes, Ecological Economics 200, 107514.
  • Töller, A. E. (2022). Die Umwelt- und Klimapolitik der letzten Regierung Merkel zwischen Protest und Pandemie: “Business as usual” auf hohem Niveau. In: Das Ende der Merkel-Jahre: Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2018-2021, 415–448. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
  • Töller, A. E. (2022). Scheitert die Demokratie an der Klimapolitik? Überlegungen zur Input-und Output-Legitimation der deutschen Klimapolitik. In Staat, Rechtsstaat und Demokratie: Konzeptionelle und aktuelle Diskussionen in der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft, 485–512. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
  • Bothner, F., Töller, A. E., & Schnase, P. P. (2022). Do lawsuits by ENGOs improve environmental quality? Results from the field of air pollution policy in Germany. Sustainability, 14(11), 6592.
  • Jacob, K., & Töller, A. E. (2022). Umweltpolitik und Krise. Über ein ambivalentes Verhältnis. Politische Ökologie, 168, 24–31.
  • Fink, S., Hubo, C., & Töller, A. E. (2022). Parteiendifferenz in der Umweltpolitik: Einleitung zum Themenheft. Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 15(4), 437–446.
  • Eichner, T./Pethig, R. (2021): Climate policy and moral consumers, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 123, 1190–1226.
  • Katsarava, M., Landmann, H. & Gaschler, R (2021). No matter how you mark the points on the fever curve – threatening shapes do not add to threat of climate change. Current Psychology. PDF:
  • Münchhalfen, P., Gaschler, R. (2021). Attention distribution of current key investor documents: Standardization as a long-term goal of the PRIIP regulation. Journal of Consumer Policy, 44, 73–94. PDF:
  • Töller, A.E, Vogelpohl, Th., Beer, K., Böcher, M. (2021). Is bioeconomy policy a policy field? A conceptual framework and findings on the European Union and Germany. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 23(2), 152–164,
  • Vogelpohl, Th., Beer, K., Ewert, B., Perbandt, D., Töller A.E., Böcher. M. (2021). Patterns of European bioeconomy policy. Insights from a cross-case study of three policy areas. Environmental Politics,
  • Vogelpohl, Th., Töller A.E. (2021). Perspectives on the bioeconomy as an emerging policy field. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 23(2), 143–151,
  • Schmidt, R. C. (2021). Are there similarities between the Corona and the climate crisis? Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 8(5), 159–163,
  • Richter, P.M., Runkel, M., Schmidt, R.C. (2021). Strategic Environmental Policy and the Mobility of Firms. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 8 (5), 863–893,
  • Kovac, E., Schmidt, R. C. (2021). A simple dynamic climate cooperation model. Journal of Public Economics 194, 104329,
  • Endres, A., Friehe, T., & Rundshagen, B. (2020). Diffusion and adoption of advanced emission abatement technology induced by permit trading. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 22(5), 1313–1337
  • Böcher, M., Töller, A.E., Perbandt, D., Beer, K., Vogelpohl, Th. (2020). Research trends. Bioeconomy politics and governance. Forest Policy and Economics, 118/2020, 102219
  • Töller, A.E. (2020). Das Verbandsklagerecht der Umweltverbände in Deutschland: Effekte auf Rechtsanwendung, Umweltqualität und Machtverhältnisse. dms - der moderne staat - Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management,

Prof. Dr. Robert Gaschler Photo: Photo: Hardy Welsch

Prof. Dr. Robert Gaschler

Cluster Spokesperson

Email: robert.gaschler

Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt Photo: Photo: Hardy Welsch

Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt

Cluster Spokesperson


E/E/S Research Center | 10.05.2024