Dr Linus Mattauch
Departmental Research Lecturer in the Economics of Environmental Change
Linus is a lecturer at the Environmental Change Institute of the Faculty of Geography and the Environment (part-time). He is also Senior Research Officer at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
His research interests are: climate change economics, public finance (in particular second-best analyses), welfare theory (in particular normative implications of behavioural economics), theories of economic growth and low-carbon transport. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Climate Change, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Global Environmental Change and Transportation Research Part D.
Before joining ECI and INET, Linus previously worked at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and the Technical University of Berlin. He completed his PhD thesis, entitled "Rent and Redistribution: The welfare implications of financing low-carbon public investment", in 2015 there. He holds an MMathPhil (2008) from Oxford in mathematics and philosophy.
A full academic CV can be accessed here.
- Creutzig, F., Roy, J., Lamb, W.F., Azevedo, I.M.L., Bruine de Bruin, W., Dalkmann, H., Edelenbosch, O.Y., Geels, F.W., Grubler, A., Hepburn, C., Hertwich, E., Khosla, R., Mattauch, L., Minx, J.C., Ramakrishnan, A., Rao, N.D., Steinberger, J., Tavoni, M., Urge-Vorsatz, D. and Weber, E.U. (2018) Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change. Nature Climate Change, 8: 268-271.
- Klenert, D., Mattauch, L., Combet, E., Edenhofer, O., Hepburn, C., Rafaty, R. and Stern, N. (2018) Making carbon pricing work for citizens. Nature Climate Change, 8: 669-677.
- Mattauch, L., Siegmeier, J., Edenhofer, O. and Creutzig, F. (2018) Financing Public Capital through Land Rent Taxation: A Macroeconomic Henry George Theorem. Public Finance Analysis, 74: 340-360.
- Siegmeier, J., Mattauch, L. and Edenhofer, O. (2018) Capital beats coal: How collecting the climate rent increases aggregate investment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88: 366-378.
- Mattauch, L., Roesti, M., Schwarz, M. and Siegmeier, J. (2017) Economic Growth and Climate Change - Opportunities and Challenges on the Way to a Zero-Carbon Society. Wirtschaftspolitische Blaetter, 3(2017).
- Siegmeier, J., Mattauch, L., Franks, M., Klenert, D., Schultes, A. and Edenhofer, O. (2017) The fiscal benefits of stringent climate change mitigation: an overview. Climate Policy, 18(3): 352-367.
- Klenert, D. and Mattauch, L. (2016) How to make a carbon tax progressive: the role of subsistence consumption. Economic Letters, 138: 100-103.
- Klenert, D., Mattauch, L., Edenhofer, O. and Lessmann, K. (2016) Infrastructure and Inequality: Insights from Incorporating Key Economic Facts about Household Heterogeneity. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
- Klenert, D., Schwerhoff, G., Edenhofer, O. and Mattauch, L. (2016) Carbon Taxation, Inequality and Engel's Law -- The Double Dividend of Redistribution. Environmental and Resource Economics, 67(269): 1-20.
- Mattauch, L. and Hepburn, C. (2016) Climate Policy When Preferences Are Endogenous—and Sometimes They Are. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 40(1): 76-95.
- Mattauch, L., Edenhofer, O., Klenert, D. and Bernard, S., (2016) Distributional effects of public investment when wealth and classes are back. Metroeconomica, 67(3): 603-629.
- Creutzig, F., Jochem, P., Edelenbosch, O.Y., Mattauch, L., van Vuuren, D.P., McCollum, D. and Minx, J. (2015) Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation? Science, 350(6263): 911-912.
- Edenhofer, O., Mattauch, L. and Siegmeier, J. (2015) Hypergeorgism: When Rent Taxation is Socially Optimal. Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, 71(4): 474-505.
- Edenhofer, O., Jakob, M., Creutzig, F., Flachsland, C., Fuss, S., Kowarsch, M., Lessmann, K., Mattauch, L., Siegmeier, J. and Steckel, J.C. (2015) Closing the Emissions Price Gap. Global Environmental Change, 31: 132-143.
- Mattauch, L., Creutzig, F. and Edenhofer, O. (2015) Avoiding Carbon Lock-In: Evaluating Policy Options for Advancing Structural Change. Economic Modelling, 50: 49-63.
- Mattauch, L., Ridgway, M. and Creutzig, F. (2015) Happy or liberal? Making sense of behavior in transport policy design. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.