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PD Dr. Karen Pittel

Karen Pittel

ETH Zürich
PD Dr. Karen Pittel
Ökonomie/Ressourcenökonomie
Zürichbergstrasse 18
ZUE F 14
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND

Phone: +41 44 632 06 12
Fax: +41 44 632 13 62
E-Mail: 

Contents

1. Research

Growth Theory
Sustainable Development
Environmental Economics

2. Publications

Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke / M. Altemeyer-Bartscher, International Efforts to Combat Global Warming, forthcoming in: Chen, W.-Y./ Seiner, J.M./ Suzuki, T./Lackner, M. (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation, Heidelberg and Berlin: Springer, 2011.
Pittel, Karen / Zabel, A. / Göran, M. / Engel, S., Comparing Conventional and New Policy Approaches for Carnivore Conservation, forthcoming in: Environmental and Resource Economics, Special Issue on "Conservation and Human Welfare: Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services".
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Transitions in the Negotiations on Climate Change: From Prisoner’s Dilemma to Chicken and Beyond, forthcoming in: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.
Pittel, Karen / L. Bretschger, The Implications of Heterogeneous Resource Intensities on Technical Change and Growth, forthcoming in: Canadian Journal of Economics.
Pittel, Karen / C. Clemens, Labor Supply and Growth Effects of Environmental Policy under Technological Risk, forthcoming in: Macroeconomic Dynamics.
Pittel, Karen / J.-P. Amigues / T. Kuhn, Recycling under a Material Balance Constraint, Resource and Energy Economics 32, 379–394, 2010.
Pittel, Karen / Bretschger, L. / Brunnschweiler, C. / Leinert, L. / Werner, T., Preisentwicklung bei natürlichen Ressourcen. Vergleich von Theorie und Empirie. Umwelt-Wissen Nr. 1001. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern, 2010.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Characteristics of Terrorism, Economics Working Papers Series 09/103, ETH Zurich, February 2009, forthcoming in: Braddon, D./Hartley, K., Handbook on the Economics of Conflict, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
Pittel, Karen / A. Zabel / G. Bostedt / S. Engel, Comparing Conventional and New Policy Approaches for Carnivore Conservation – Theoretical Results and Application to Tiger Conservation, IED Working Paper 06.2009, ETH Zurich, 2009.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Decision Processes of a Suicide Bomber - Integrating Economics and Psychology, Economics Working Papers Series 09/106, ETH Zurich, February 2009.
Pittel, Karen / L. Bretschger, From Time Zero to Infinity: Transitional and Long-run Dynamics in Capital Resource Economies, Environment and Development Economics 13, 673-689, 2008.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Climate Policy and Ancillary Benefits: A Survey and Integration into the Modelling of International Negotiations on Climate Change, Ecological Economics 68, 210-220. 2008.
Pittel, Karen / C. Clemens, Labor Supply and Growth Effects of Environmental Policy under Technological Risk, FEMM Working Paper 009, University of Magdeburg, 2008.
Pittel, Karen, Nachhaltigkeit in der Europäischen Union, in: John, K.-D./Rübbelke, D., Europäische Umweltpolitik, Shaker, 2007.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Die Renaissance der Rationierungsverfahren, in: WISU - Das Wirtschaftsstudium, 6, 828-832, 2007.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Private Provision of Public Goods: Incentives for Donations, Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 33, 6, 497-519, 2006.
Pittel, Karen, A Kuznets Curve for Recycling, Economics Working Papers Series 06/52, ETH Zurich, May 2006.
Pittel. Karen / D. Rübbelke, What Directs a Terrorist?, Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 17, 4, 311-328, 2006.
Pittel, Karen / Bretschger, L., Innovative Investments, Natural Resources, and Intergenerational Fairness: Are Pension Funds Good for Sustainable Development?, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik, vol. 141, 3, 355-376, 2005.
Pittel, Karen, Diskontraten: Endogen oder nicht endogen? Eine umweltrelevante Fragestellung, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, vol. 225, 441-458, 2005.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Reine und unreine öffentliche Güter, WISU - Das Wirtschaftsstudium, 936-941, Juli 2005.
Pittel, Karen / J.-P. Amigues / T. Kuhn, Endogenous Growth and Recycling: A Material Balance Approach, Economics Working Papers Series 05/37, ETH Zurich, February 2005.
Pittel, Karen / L. Bretschger, Innovative Investments, Natural Resources, and Intergenerational Fairness:
Are Pension Funds Good for Sustainable Development?, Economics Working Papers Series 05/36, ETH Zurich, February 2005.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Internationale Klimaschutzverhandlungen und sekundäre Nutzen der Klimapolitik, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, vol. 6, 3, 369-383, 2005.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Private Provision of Public Goods: Incentives for Donations, Economics Working Paper Series 04/34, ETH Zurich, August 2004.
Pittel, Karen, Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Wirtschaftswachstum, WiSt, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, vol. 33, 9, 537-544, 2004.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke (eds.), Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, Special Issue of the 'International Journal of Global Environmental Issues', vol. 4, 1-3, 1-10, 2004.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, vol. 4, 1-3, 2004.
Pittel, Karen / D. Rübbelke, Perspektiven für den ostdeutschen Arbeitsmarkt im Umweltschutz, in: Moldaschl, M./Thießen, F. (eds.) Neue Ökonomie der Arbeit, Marburg, Metropolis, 405-424, 2003.
Pittel, Karen / T. Kuhn, Incentive Compatible Regulation of Quality Provision by Natural Monopolies – The Role of Technical Progress, in: Koray, S./Sertel, M.R. (eds.) Advances in Economic Design, Berlin: Springer, 281-296, 2003.
Pittel, Karen / T. Kuhn / T. Schulz, Recycling for Sustainability - A Long-Run Perspective?, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, vol. 3, 3, 339-355, 2003.
Pittel, Karen, Sustainability and Endogenous Growth, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, US: Edward Elgar, 2002.
(Book reviews by
Koundouri, P./Groom, B. (2004), in: Ecological Economics, vol. 48, 3, 364-366, and
Jain, V. (2004), in: The Journal of Energy and Development, vol. XXIX, 2, 306-308.)
Pittel, Karen, Pollution, Economic Integration and Sustainable Growth, University of Chemnitz (mimeo), 2001.
Pittel, Karen / T. Kuhn, Das deutsche Steuersystem (several keyword articles), in: Enzyklopädisches Lexikon des Geld-, Bank- und Börsenwesen, Frankfurt, 1999.
Pittel, Karen / T. Kuhn, Incentives for Quality Provision and Environmental Innovations by Water Supply Utilities, in: Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, Vol. 45/1997.

3. Teaching

Lectures Fall 09 Economic Globalization
  Fall 09 Microeconomics I
  Spring 09 Microeconomics II
  Spring 06 International Economics
(lecture notes in English)
  Spring 06, 07, 09 Economic Theories of Sustainability
(lecture notes in German, Spring 07!)
  Spring 05 Sustainability and Long-Run Economic Development
  Spring 04, 05 Economic Policy and Structural Change (together with Thomas Steger)
  Fall 03, 04, 05, 06 Environmental Policy and Structural Change
(lecture notes in German)
  Fall 03, 04, 05, 06 Resource Economics (together with Lucas Bretschger)
  Fall 01, 02 Growth Theory
  Spring 02 Growth Theory and Sustainable Development
  Spring 99, 01, 02 Public Finance (for teachers)
  Spring 96 Economic Policy (for teachers)
Seminars Spring 96 - Fall 04 Globalization and Growth
    Growth Theory
    Public Finance
    Environmental Economics
    Welfare Economics
    Regional Economics
    Social Choice
Tutorials Fall 96, 97 Introduction to Economics
  Spring 97 Microeconomics
  Fall 97, 99, 01, 02 Public Finance I
  Spring 99, 01, 02 Public Finance II

4. Presentations (selected)

Conferences

06/09 Annual Congress of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Amsterdam
06/09 Congress of the Association for Public Economic Theory, Galway
05/09 Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, Toronto
09/08 Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association), Graz
06/08 Annual Congress of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Gothenburg
06/08 Thematic Meeting of the French Economic Association (AFSE) -
"Frontiers in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management", Toulouse
06/08 Conference on Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics, SURED 2006, Monte Verita
10/07 Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association), Munich
07/07 Congress of the Association for Public Economic Theory, Nashville, TN
06/07 Annual Congress of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Thessaloniki
09/06 Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association), Bayreuth
09/06 The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Dublin
07/06 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Kyoto
06/06 Conference on Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics, SURED 2006, Monte Verita
10/05 STHZ-Conference on Environmental Policy in Europe
09/05 Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association), Bonn
08/05 Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Jeju Island (South Korea)
06/05 Annual Congress of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Bremen
06/05 DET Workshop, Economic Growth and Institutions, Copenhagen
03/05 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, Zurich
08/04 Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Madrid
06/04 Annual Congress of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Budapest

Research Seminars and Meetings

11/09 Research Seminar University of Basel
04/08 Research Seminar University of Calgary
05/07 Meeting of the Environmental and Resource Economics Group of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economists Association)
11/06 Retreat on Economic Dynamics, Resource Economics and Sustainable Investments, Weggis
10/05 Research Seminar University of Chemnitz
02/05 Workshop Environment and Resource Economics, University of Rostock
03/04 German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung DIW), Berlin
11/02 Research Seminar Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv
01/02 Research Seminar Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam

5. Research visits

07-08, 2009 CICERO - Center of International Climate and Environmental Research Olso
03-05, 2008 University of Calgary
1999 - 2007 Université of Toulouse I (yearly visits)
10-11, 2002 University of Tel Aviv

6. Scholarships

09 Research Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (cooperation with CICERO)
08 Research Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (cooperation with University of Calgary)
04 Grant of the German Association of Economists (Verein für Socialpolitik)
01 Award of the Commerzbank Chemnitz (doctoral thesis)
01 Grant of the German National Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank)
01 Award of the Bfi-Bank (doctoral thesis)
91-92 Scholarship of the German-American Fulbright-Commission

7. Previous positions

01-03 Senior Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin), University of Chemnitz
95-00 Junior Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Chemnitz
92-95 Student Research Fellow, University of Göttingen

8. Education

12/00 Dr. rer. pol. in Economics (University of Technology, Chemnitz),
Doctoral thesis: "Endogenous Growth and Sustainable Development", summa cum laude
95-00 Chemnitz University of Technology (Ph.D. research)
04/95 Diplom-Volkswirtin (University of Göttingen),
Thesis: "Variations of the Buiter/Branson model of 1984 with respect to the overshooting phenomenon" (Variationen des Branson/Buiter Modells von 1984 bzgl. des Overshooting Phänomens)
92-95 Georg-August University, Göttingen (graduate studies in Economics)
91-92 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (graduate studies in Economics)
89-91 Georg-August-University Göttingen (undergraduate studies in Economics and Business Administration)
88-89 University of Hannover (undergraduate studies in History and English Language/Literature)
 

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