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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Environmental Governance

Prof. Andreas Thiel

Ph.D, M.Sc. European Environmental and Spatial Planning, Diplom Volkswirt


Phone: +49 (0)30 2693 46496

Fax: +49 (0)30 2093 46499

Andreas Thiel confirmed as Affiliated Faculty of the Vincent and Elinor
Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis


Professor Andreas Thiel is Einstein Junior Fellow and temporarily appointed as Professor of Environmental Governance, heading a research group in this topic. He is an economist and spatial planner by training and holds a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes University, School of the Built Environment. He was Visiting Fellow at Technical University of Lisbon, University of Lisbon, University of Seville and Indiana University, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. His habilitation addresses the topic: Developing Institutional Economics for the Analysis of Social-ecological Systems.

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Research Interests

Professor Thiel’s previous research focused on

  • the transformation of governance of the water and land use nexus in the European Union, with specific focus on the Iberian peninsula and Germany
  • the role of expertise and modeling tools in European impact assessment procedures
  • wildlife management
  • renewable energies.

His current interests address the way society and individuals organize individuals’ and collective interaction and interdependence mediated by SES, and their transformation. Currently, Professor Thiel specifically develops substantive research on understanding the drivers of scalar reorganization of natural resource governance in the European Union, on evaluating and explaining the transformation of local natural resource governance in Europe and beyond with a specific focus on the water-land use nexus, on developing the corresponding methodologies, on the role of the state and scale in collective action for natural resource and specifically water management, and on the institutional analysis of adaptation to climate change.



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Contact/Office Hours

No fixed office hours. Students and others are encouraged to contact me by email in order to bilaterally agree an appointment.