Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

Dr. Matteo Roggero


Matteo Roggero
Fig.:Carmen Baake


Research Interests



  • Institutional economics
  • Transaction costs economics
  • Water governance
  • Climate adaptation
  • Set Methods

Room: 1.20
Phone: +49-30-2093-   46419
Fax:     +49-30-2093-46361



Academic Career

Since 2016  

Resource Economics Group
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin


Department of Politics, Law and Economics
Universität Konstanz


Temporary Professorship for Environmental Governance
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin


Helmholtz-Zentrum for Environmental Research UFZ – Leipzig

2007-2011   PhD
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2007-2010   Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher
Helmholtz-Zentrum for Environmental Research UFZ – Leipzig
2004-2005   MSc in Environment and Resource Management
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998-2004   Diploma in Business Administration
Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy


Selected Publications

Soliman, Ahmed, Thiel, Andreas and Matteo Roggero (2021). Institutional Performance of Collective Irrigation Systems: A Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis in the Nile Delta of Egypt. Sustainability 13 (3). pp. 1–31.

Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Christoph Oberlack, Graham Epstein, Stefan Partelow, Matteo Roggero, Elke Kellner, Maurice Tschopp and Michael Cox (2020) Using case study data to understand SES interactions: a model-centered meta-analysis of SES framework applications. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 44:48–57.

Villamayor-Tomas, Sergio, Irene Iniesta-Arandia and Matteo Roggero. 2020. “Are generic and specific adaptation institutions always relevant? An archetype analysis of drought adaptation in Spanish irrigation systems.” In Ecology and Society 25(1):32.

Sietz, Diana, Frey, Ulrich, Roggero, Matteo, Gong, Yanqing, Magliocca, Nicholas, Tan, Rong, Janssen, Peter, and Václavík, Tomáš. 2019. “Archetype analysis in sustainability research: methodological portfolio and analytical frontiers.” In Ecology and Society 24(3):34.

Roggero, Matteo. 2019. “Social Dilemmas, Policy Instruments, and Climate Adaptation Measures: The Case of Green Roofs.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1–18.

Roggero, Matteo, Leonhard Kähler and Achim Hagen. (2019). Strategic cooperation for transnational adaptation: lessons from the economics of climate change mitigation. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19 (4–5), pp 395–410

Bisaro, A., Roggero, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S. (2018). Institutional Analysis in Climate Change Adaptation Research: A Systematic Literature Review. Ecological Economics 151, pp. 34-43.

Roggero, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S., Oberlack, Ch., Eisenack, K., Bisaro, A., Hinkel, J. and A. Thiel (2018). Introduction to the special issue on adapting institutions to climate change. Journal of Institutional Economics: Pp. 1-14.

Roggero, M. and A. Thiel (2017). Adapting as usual: integrative and segregative institutions shaping adaptation to climate change in local public administrations. Journal of Institutional Economics, published online 30 August 2017, pp. 1-22.

Roggero, M. (2015). Adapting institutions: exploring climate adaptation through institutional economics and set relations, Ecological Economics, DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.07.022

Roggero, M. (2013). Shifting troubles: Decision-Making versus Implementation in Participatory Watershed Governance, Environmental Policy and Governance, DOI 10.1002/eet.1603

Zikos, D. and Roggero, M. (2012). The Patronage of Thirst: Exploring Institutional Fit on a Divided Cyprus, Ecology and Society, DOI 10.5751/ES-05442-180225

Roggero, M. and Fritsch, O. (2010). Mind the Costs: Rescaling and Multi-Level Environmental Governance in Venice Lagoon, Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/s00267-010-9449-7

Complete CV including publication list (pdf)



Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • WiSe 2019-2020: Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics (master)

  • SoSe 2019: Studienprojekt (master): Applied social research for socio-ecological resilience: solidarity economy and climate adaptation in the Cyclades

  • WiSe 2018-2019: Archetypes Summer School (graduate)

  • SoSe 2018: WINS-Seminar: Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological-Technical Systems (SETS) (graduate)

  • WiSe 2016-2017: Brückenmodul Problemorientiertes Arbeiten (bachelor)

  • WiSe 2016-2017: Theory, Analysis and Empirical Study of Institutions and Organizations-PhD Module 2016 (graduate)

  • Set-Theoretical Methods and QCA, IMRD-Module "Advanced empirical methodology" 2013

  • Transaction Costs Economics and Institutions, PhD Colloquium 2013
  • Introduction to QCA, PhD Colloquium 2012


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