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Sven Kunze

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics
Chair of International and Development Politics
 
Tel. +49 - 6221 - 54 38 54 
 
Twitter: @Sven__Kunze
 
Room: AWI 01.023
Office hours: upon appointment by email
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Research Interests

Economics of Climate Change

Natural Disasters

Environmental Economics

Development Economics

Applied Econometrics

Spatial Data Analysis


Education

Graduate program in Economics at Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences (CDSE) at the University of Mannheim (2015-2016)

Master of Science in Economics at Heidelberg University (2012-2015)

Exchange Semester at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (2009-2010)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics at the University of Tübingen (2007-2011)

 


Visiting Positions

University of California, Berkeley (March - July 2019): Visiting Research Student, invited by Maximilian Auffhammer.

University of Bern (May 2018): Visiting PhD student, invited by Eric Strobl.

 


Working Papers

Unraveling the Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Economic Sectors Worldwide, Heidelberg University Discussion Paper No. 653, 2018.

Distortions in Aid Allocation of United Nations Flash Appeals: Evidence from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, Kiel Working Paper No. 2120, February 2019 (with Vera Z. Eichenauer, Andreas Fuchs, and Eric Strobl).

 


Work in progress

Living on the Stormy Side? Tropical Cyclones and Human Settlements (with Eric Strobl).

Disastrous Discretion - The Nonlinear Political Bias in U.S. Hurricane Relief (with Stephan A. Schneider).

Sectoral Flood Impacts in Europe - Insights from a new Spatial Sectoral GDP Dataset (with Aurélien Saussay and Leonie Wenz).

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Emergency Aid from Outer Space (with Vera Z. Eichenauer and Andreas Fuchs).

 


Conference and Workshop Organization

Workshop, Geospatial Analysis of Disasters: Measuring Welfare Impacts of Emergency Relief, sponsored by AidData (July 2016)

 


Conferences and Summer School

 

2019

The Annual Giannini ARE Student Conference (GARESC), UC Davis

Summer Conference of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), Lake Tahoe

Econometric Models of Climate Change Conference 2019, University of Milano-Bicocca

German Economic Association: Annual Conference 2019, University of Leipzig

Extreme Events: Building Climate Resilient Societies, Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover

 

2018

CSAE Conference 2018: Economic Development in Africa, University of Oxford

8th Annual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Summer Course: Spatial Analysis in Economics and the Environment, University of Gothenburg

6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Gothenburg

Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Hanover

 

2017

AURÖ Young Researcher Workshop on Environmental & Resource Economics, University of Basel

Columbia’s Alliance Graduate Summer School - Research Methods in Sustainable Development, Columbia Global Center,

Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association, University of Göttingen

Conference on Econometric Models of Climate Change, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Impacts World Conference 2017, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

 

2016

AURÖ Young Researcher Workshop on Environmental & Resource Economics, UFZ Leipzig

Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association, Heidelberg University

Summer Conference of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), Breckenridge

22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), ETH Zurich

Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Salzburg

Geospatial Analysis of Disasters: Measuring Welfare Impacts of Emergency Relief, Heidelberg University

15th International Swiss Climate Summer School - "Climate Risks - Coping with Uncertainty", Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, Grindelwald

 


Teaching

Macroeconomics (Bachelor tutorial): Winter term (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Research Seminar Development Economics (Master seminar): Winter term (2016, 2018, 2019), Summer term (2016, 2017, 2018)

Empirical Public Choice (Bachelor Tutorial): Summer term (2017)

 


 

Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships

PROMOS Scholarship of the DAAD (2016)

Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Economics of the Joachim Herz Stiftung (2018-2020)

Zukunftskolleg of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (2018-2019)

 


Refeering

Environmental and Resource Economics, Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Journal of Peace Research.

 


Professional Experience

Since September 2015: PhD under supervision of Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University

Student research assistant at the Chair of International and Development Politics of Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University (2013-2015)

Internship at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam (2012)

Internship at the Ramboll Management Consulting GmbH, Hamburg (2012)

Participation in the ASA-program for development cooperation with project phase in Nepal (3 months) (2011)

Internship at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW), Tübingen (2010)

Internship at the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Wiesbaden (2009)

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