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

Roggero, M., Fjornes, J., & Eisenack, K. (2023). Ambitious climate targets and emission reductions in cities: A configurational analysis. Climate Policy, 1–15.

Gütte, A. M., & Roggero, M. (2022). From a Challenge to an Opportunity: Sustainability and the “Dark Side” of Social Capital in Paros, Greece. International Journal of the Commons, 16(1), 310–326.

Piemontese, L., Neudert, R., Oberlack, C., Pedde, S., Roggero, M., Buchadas, A., Martin, D. A., Orozco, R., Pellowe, K., Segnon, A. C., Zarbá, L., & Sietz, D. (2022). Validity and validation in archetype analysis: Practical assessment framework and guidelines. Environmental Research Letters, 17(2), 025010.

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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