Prof. Dr. Thomas W. Hertel


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsAgricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Sociology
Keywordsenvironmental sustainability, food security, international trade, economic modeling, climate change

Current contact address

InstitutionPotsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
InstituteResearch Domain Climate Resilience

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-CampenResearch Domain Climate Resilience, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/2022


2021Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Hertel is a widely known economist who pioneered quantitative analysis of the farm and food sector and international trade policy. He has extended the applied general equilibrium modelling framework to embrace other disciplines with a focus on food security, climate change and poverty reduction. During his stay in Germany, he will advance GLASSNET, an interdisciplinary network studying tradeoffs and synergies within the global food-energy-water-climate system.