Welcome to the chair of Political Economy of Resource Management with a focus on Marine- and Coastal Resources

At the chair, we want to contribute to the international scientific and political discussion at the intersection of natural resource management, political economy, and technological change in order to solve pressing environmental problems, especially in the area of marine and coastal resource management. To do so, we analyze different options of natural resource management as well as the (political) process of its implementation. We work with conceptual models as well as with integrated ecological-economic models to quantitatively evaluate the impacts from different management options. We cooperate with research partners to test mechanisms with the help of regression analysis or experiments. We are part of “Kiel Marine Science” as well as of international and interdisciplinary competence networks, which facilitates cooperation to answer open research questions related to natural resource use in an integrated manner.