Professor for Public Economics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany
Carsten Helm is Professor for Public Economics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Before that he was Associate Professor at the Technical University Darmstadt and Assistant Professor at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and the Humboldt University Berlin, where he also did his PhD in Economics. The analysis of international environmental agreements has been a central focus of his research over the last 15 years, using different approaches from non-cooperative and cooperative game theory as well as fair division theory. During his visit at the Harvard Environmental Economics Program he applied insights from contract theory to explore the role of asymmetric information for the negotiation of international climate agreements. Further ongoing research on climate agreements focuses on R&D investments, technology transfer and border carbon adjustment. He is also interested in the economic analysis of renewable energies and their interaction with existing energy markets. He is an author of more than 50 publications, including 2 books.