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Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner



Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner

Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management
University of Freiburg, Germany

tel.: +49 (0)761 203-3753


Stefan Baumgärtner holds the Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His expertise in research, teaching and outreach is in ecological, environmental and resource economics, with a focus on sustainability.

Stefan Baumgärtner’s research interests include sustainability economics; biodiversity and ecosystem services; risk, resilience and insurance in ecological-economic systems; sustainable rangeland management in semi-arid regions; thermodynamics and joint production in economy-environment systems; as well as intergenerational justice and responsibility for sustainability.

Stefan Baumgärtner served as a Professor of Sustainability Economics (2006–2014) and Director of the Research Center Futures of Ecosystem Services (2011–2014) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. He was an assistant professor and head of a junior research group in ecological economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (2000-2006). He held visiting research and teaching appointments at the Universities of California, Berkeley, USA (2001–2002), Arizona State, Tempe, USA (2011), Augsburg, Germany (2006–2007), Zurich, Switzerland (2007–2015) and in Namibia (2004, 2007, 2010).

Stefan Baumgärtner serves as an expert advisor on the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services to several public interests, including the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment, and various agencies of the Republic of Namibia.

Stefan Baumgärtner is the author of several books, including Joint Production and Responsibility in Ecological Economics (2006) and Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Environmental Research (2005, in German), and more than 100 scholarly articles. His research results have been published in renowned international academic journals such as Conservation Biology, Ecological Economics, Economic Theory, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Industrial Ecology and Natural Resource Modeling. He is a co-editor of the journal Ecological Economics.




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