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Dr. Ingo Bräuer


Dr. Ingo Bräuer

PhD (Agricultural Economics)
Coordinator Biodiversity
Senior Fellow

After four years as Senior Fellow with Ecologic Institute Ingo Bräuer joined the Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 2009. He is the scientific coordinator of the PIK. 

At Ecologic Institute his work focused primarily on environmental economics, the EU Water Framework Directive, biodiversity, nature conservation and waste management. He was involved in a report on the costs of policy inaction (COPI) with regard to the EU’s 2010 biodiversity target, prepared for the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-9) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn, in May 2008. In addition, he dealt with the use of market-based instruments (MBIs) and financing of biodiversity conservation, as well as issues regarding the economic costs of invasive alien species. A further focus of his work at Ecologic Institute was the economic aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), which has included an evaluation of environmental and resource costs and also the issue of disproportional costs and exemptions under Article 4

Ingo Bräuer has many years of research experience in the use of market-based instruments and cost-benefit analyses, as well as the implementation and further conceptual development of valuation methods in environmental economics.

Before coming to Ecologic Institute, Ingo Bräuer worked in the Department of Economics at the Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany from 2003 until 2005. Prior to that, he held a post-doctoral position at the Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) at the University of Göttingen working with an interdisciplinary group “Valuation and Preservation of Biodiversity” from 2002 to 2003. While there, he conducted research on economic aspects of a “National Strategy against Invasive Alien Species," which was financed by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).

Ingo Bräuer has an interdisciplinary education. Trained as a biologist, he holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of Göttingen in Germany and at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. His PhD in the Department of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Göttingen was sponsored by the scholarship programme of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). His doctoral thesis focused on the further development of environmentally sensitive Cost-Benefit Analyses in the field of nature conservation.