Johanna Arlinghaus to join Hertie School’s Centre for Sustainability as Assistant Professor

The environmental economist will bring her insights on fiscal and climate policy to the school in summer 2024.

The Hertie School welcomes Johanna Arlinghaus as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Sustainability. Arlinghaus will join the school’s Centre for Sustainability and will contribute to research, teaching and outreach at the Hertie School.

“We are pleased and proud to welcome Johanna Arlinghaus. Her inspiring work bridges the gap between finance, public economics and environmental policy to help design a more sustainable future,” says Cornelia Woll, President of the Hertie School. 

After graduating from the Hertie School in 2013 with a Master of Public Policy, Arlinghaus spent four years as an economist at the OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration. Among other things, her work at the OECD included economic analysis and the monitoring of environmental tax and emissions trading policies. Johanna Arlinghaus is an applied microeconomist. She uses large datasets to determine the causal impact of public policies, focussing on the intersection of finance, environmental and public economics.

Arlinghaus: Excited to advance applied microeconomic research on climate and economic policies

“The climate and energy crises are challenges that call for innovative solutions,” says Centre for Sustainability Director Christian Flachsland. “We look forward to Johanna Arlinghaus’ contributions to the work of our young centre.” 

“The Centre for Sustainability has already made itself an impressive name as a creative and distinguished hub for research, teaching and policy advice in the field of sustainability,” says Arlinghaus. “I very much look forward to joining the faculty and the centre and sharing ideas on how to move forward in the fields of climate and economic policies.” 

Currently Arlinghaus is completing her PhD at the Technical University of Berlin and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. She will complete a postdoctoral research stay at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University before fully taking up her position at the Centre for Sustainability.


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