Lukas P. Fesenfeld started his PhD at ETH Zurich in April 2016. Lukas received his Bachelors from the University College Maastricht (Maastricht University`s honours programme) in European Law, International Relations and Political Economy. He holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) with a focus on Political Economy and Political Analysis. He also studied at the University of Seville and the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance (Berlin). Lukas is co-founder and president of the non-profit organisation NAHhaft – Institute for sustainable food strategies. Lukas gathered further professional and research experiences with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, the Hertie School of Governance and the GLS Gemeinschaftsbank. His academic work has been supported by the German Academic Foundation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
His main research interests lie in the field of (international) environmental governance, political economy and political psychology. Lukas is particularly interested in the nexus of food and climate policy. Further fields of interest include monetary politics as well as urban and regional governance.
Methodologically, Lukas is especially interested into experimental methods (survey/field experiments), event history analysis and mixed method approaches including qualitative interviews, focus groups and process tracing.
Fesenfeld, L. P. (2016). Governing Urban Food Systems in the Long Run: Comparing Best Practices in Sustainable Food Procurement Regulations. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 25(4), 260-270.