In the first of his two talks at CCRC, Thomas will describe the challenges and opportunities in modelling dynamic decision making in integrated climate-economy systems. A particular focus will be on the role of interdisciplinary dialogue in conducting integrated assessment studies and on the acceptance of interdisciplinary research.
Brief Biography: Thomas studied Economics at the University of Maastricht and the University of California, San Diego. He Holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Kiel. Prior to joining RWTH Aachen University in 2016 as Professor of Economics, he was a research economist at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2007-2010, a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Zurich, 2010-2016 and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 2012. His current research focuses on developing integrated assessment models and the analysis of climate policies in face of economic and climate risks.