Leonie Wenz

Climate economics
Year 2022

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung


Telegrafenberg A56
14471 Potsdam

Portrait of Leonie Wenz. She has long, brown hair and green eyes.
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Research areas

  • Environmental and Climate Economics

  • Social and Economic Consequences of Climate Change

  • Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience

  • Global Trade and Supply Networks

  • Statistical Methods and Causal Inference


  • since 01/2020
    Deputy head of research department Complexity Science at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • since 09/2019
    Head of working group Data-based Analysis of Climate Decisions at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • since 09/2018
    Principal investigator of Impactee project (funded by Volkswagen foundation)

  • since 09/2012
    Fellow at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin

  • 09/18-08/19
    Postdoc at Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at University of California (UC), Berkeley

  • 05/16-08/18
    Postdoc in working group Global Adaptation Strategies at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • 2016
    Ph.D. in Climate Physics/Economics

  • 02-05/2015
    Research stay at Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at University of California (UC), Berkeley

  • 2012
    M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Mathematics at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

Selection of


    • Workshop „Bridging the Gap“

      The Sustainability Research Group is organising a workshop on the influence of research about environmental policy and sustainability on environmental policy decisions.


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      Event access: Internal


    • Salon Sophie Charlotte 2023

      Aufklärung 2.0

      In 2023, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities will once again open its doors to the public and invite visitors to the Salon Sophie Charlotte - this year under the motto "Enlightenment 2.0. The ten members of Die Junge Akademie who joined in the summer of 2022 will participate in the Salon with their own activity.


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      Event access: Public

      Berlin-Bradenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin


    • A look at challenges facing the agrifood system

      Members of Die Junge Akademie’s Research Group “Sustainability” have published a contribution to the debate on the food transition. Titled “Die Zukunft der Ernährung in Europa: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven” [The Future of Food in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives], the team of authors examines what it considers to be necessary changes in the agrifood system.


      Franziska Funke, Linus Mattauch, Thorsten Merl, Hermine Mitter, Viola Priesemann, Leonie Wenz, Anna Wiese

      Berlin 2023

      Bird's eye view of cultivated fields