Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2000
    Lecturer in the Department of Finance at Chemnitz University of Technology

  • 2000
    Doctorate in economics from Chemnitz University of Technology

  • 2001 – 2002
    Lecturer in the Department of Finance at Chemnitz University of Technology

  • 2003 – 2010
    Senior lecturer in the Department of Economics/Resource Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2010
    Lecturer and head of the Centre for Economic Policy at ZHAW University of Applied Sciences Winterthur

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

  • Since 2010
    Professor of energy, climate and exhaustible natural resources at LMU Munich, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Head of the Energy, Environment and Exhaustible Resources section at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Selected publications

  • Pittel, K. et al.: Comparing Conventional and New Policy Approaches for Carnivore Conservation. In: Environmental and Resource Economics 48(2), Special Issue on "Conservation and Human Welfare: Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services", 2011. pp. 287-301.

  • Pittel, K., Bretschger, L.: The Implications of Heterogeneous Resource Intensities on Technical Change and Growth. In: Canadian Journal of Economics 43, 2010. pp. 1173-1197.

  • Pittel, K., Clemens, C.: Labor Supply and Growth Effects of Environmental Policy under Technological Risk. In: Macroeconomic Dynamics 15(1), 2010. pp. 31-59.

  • Pittel, K., Amigues, J.-P., Kuhn, T.: Recycling under a Material Balance Constraint. In: Resource and Energy Economics 32, 2010. pp. 379-394.

  • Pittel, K., Bretschger, L.: From Time Zero to Infinity: Transitional and Long-run Dynamics in Capital Resource Economies. In: Environment and Development Economics 13, 2008. pp. 673-689.

  • Pittel, K., Rübbelke, D.: Climate Policy and Ancillary Benefits: A Survey and Integration into the Modelling of International Negotiations on Climate Change. In: Ecological Economics 68, 2008. pp. 210-220.

  • Pittel, K.: Diskontraten: Endogen oder nicht endogen? Eine umweltrelevante Fragestellung. In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 225, 2005. pp. 441-458.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the committee on environmental and resource economics within Germany's Verein für Sozialpolitik (Society for Social Policy)


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