About us

MultiTip is led by a research team with expertise in environmental economics and environmental psychology from Heidelberg University and Kassel University. This team includes:

Timo Goeschl is Professor of Environmental Economics at the Alfred Weber Institute of the University of Heidelberg where he directs the Research Center on Environmental Economics. As a co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics, he is a renowned expert in both theoretical and experimental research on the dynamics of economic decisions in complex environments.



Astrid Dannenberg is Professor of Environmental and Behavioural Economics at the University of Kassel. She is widely recognized as a leading expert in experimental environmental economics. She has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council and has recently been elected into the council of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.



Florian Diekert is a Junior Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Heidelberg. He is an expert on renewable resource systems and common-pool resource management. He has recently won the prestigious ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council and has published several interdisciplinary studies on fisheries.



Helen Fischer is a Research Associate Cognitive Psychology at the University of Heidelberg researching how decision makers understand complex dynamic systems. She is an expert on how people’s (mis)representations of nonlinear processes and dynamic systems affect how they act on the system.

KarlijnKarlijn van den Broek is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Heidelberg specialised in Environmental and Cognitive Psychology. Her research looks at the cognitive processes that influence decision-making and environmental behaviour.




Lisa Björk is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Heidelberg specialised in Environmental and Behavioural economics. Her research focuses on the way environmental management influences incentives and behavior in the uses of natural resources. 



The MultiTip team will regularly liaise with an internationally renowned advisory board to gain feedback and ideas for the research project. The board has expertise in applied system science, aquatic ecology, cognitive psychology, decision-making, international business, and natural resource economics, and consists of:


Marten Scheffer is Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management at Wageningen University. He is one of the most renowned experts worldwide in the field of stability and change of complex systems.


Maja Schlüter is Associate Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is a leading expert for the coevolution of social-ecological systems resulting from interactions between actors, institutions and ecosystems.


Coty Gonzales is a Research Professor at the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a renowned expert in human decision making in dynamic and complex environments.


Scott Barret is Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. He is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. His chair is sponsored by Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor. 


Elke Weber is a Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University. She is an expert on behavioral models of judgment and decision making under risk and uncertainty. Her chair is sponsored by Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor. 

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