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Welcome to Professor Bernauer's group «International Political Economy».

We are based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED). Our research and teaching focuses on political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved.



New Publication in Energy Policy

A new publication by Brile Anderson and Thomas Bernauer investigates how arguments regarding carbon offsetting's economic efficiency, effectiveness, and ethicality -- key points in the public debate -- impact the public's preferences. Read more 


New Publication in Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Existing research suggests that both natural resource abundance and scarcity are likely to increase the risk of interstate and domestic conflict. Two crucial aspects, however, have largely been neglected in the existing literature. In this article, Zorzeta Bakaki addresses this gap. Read more 


New Publication in Nature Climate Change

How can public opinion be influenced in favour of climate protection? Thomas Bernauer and Liam McGrath explored the question in a recent study. The sobering answer is that there is no magic formula. Read more 

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