At the chair, we work conceptually as well as with quantifiable ecological-economic models and have experience in conducting and evaluating empirical studies. We examine the impact of different institutional arrangements in the field of marine and coastal resources. In doing so, problems in implementation are addressed, for example taking into account the different impacts on transaction costs.

  • How do institutional regulations (international agreements, arrangement of fishing rights, ...) and the use of new technologies (industrialization of the fishing fleet, desalination technologies, marine aquaculture, ocean fertilization, ...) influence the use of natural resources (fish, CO2 sequestration, mining, ...), as well as the distribution of profits and risks between different user groups (e.g. coasts vs. deep-sea fishing, tourism, nature conservation, ...)?
  • Which factors (regulatory costs, state of natural resources, interest groups, ...) influence the feasibility of environmental policy?
  • How can we link different models to bring together knowledge from various disciplines, and how can we engage in dialogue with different user groups to improve results through better coordinated policy programmes? 


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