Environmental EconomicsProf. Timo Goeschl, Ph.D.


Tel. +49 6221 54 8010
Fax +49 6221 54 8020
E-Mail: goeschl@uni-heidelberg.de

Room: 220 (Bergheimer Str. 20)
Office Hours: Tuesday, 17:00 - 18:00, upon appoint via e-mail office-eco@awi.uni-heidelberg.de




Short CV

Timo Goeschl (PhD, Economics, University of Cambridge) is Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Economics (Alfred Weber-Institute) at Heidelberg University, Director of the Research Center for Environmental Economics, and board member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment. Before coming to Heidelberg, Timo was Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellow at University College London. He was educated at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Innsbruck.

Timo is a Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research - ZEW in Mannheim and an adjunct professor in the joint Executive MBA program of ESSEC and Mannheim Business School. He serves as Co- Editor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. In the recent past, he has held visiting appointments at the Toulouse School of Economics, the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, and Harvard University. During his career, he has coordinated a number of externally funded research projects on issues ranging from environmental crime and voluntary climate action to socio-ecological tipping points and geoengineering.

Over the years, Timo has been a consultant for a number of public and private organizations, among them the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the OECD, the UK’s Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Environment Agency for England and Wales, and the German Parliament (Bundestag) as well as British Petrol and Anglian Water.

Timo Goeschl is recipient of a number of awards and prizes, among them Marsilius-Fellowships, a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship, an Austrian Academy of Sciences scholarship, and in 1995 the Outstanding Graduate Award (Würdigungspreis) by the Minister for Science and Research for Austria’s top 50 graduates.


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Current research
Agents of Change? – Energy Advisors and the Success of Energy Efficiency Assistance Programs (with B. Chlond, M. Kesternich, M. Werthschulte). Manuscript available.
Nudging the Poor: An RCT on Increasing Energy Efficiency Investments of Low-Income Households (with B. Chlond, M. Kesternich, and M. Werthschulte). Manuscript available.
Spatiotemporal Diffusion Patterns and Spillovers in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Adoption: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Government Monitors, and Nearby Adopters. Presentation available.
Experiment Aversion Revised and Revisited (with B. Chlond and J. Lohse). Presentation available.
Exposed: A Field Experiment on Buying and Using Private Air Quality Sensors (with A. Dangel). Presentation available.
Journal publications
How to Design the Ask: Funding Units vs. Giving Money (with R.Epperson & J. Diederich). Accepted in Management Science. 
Book contributions