Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of International and Public Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Environmental Economics and Policy
Focus areas: Environmental & natural resource economics, agricultural economics, health economics
On Leave for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Wolfram Schlenker studies the effect of weather and climate on agricultural yields and migration, how climate trends and the US biofuel mandate influences agricultural commodity prices, and how pollution impacts both agricultural yields and human morbidity. He is the Vice Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. He co-directs the Center on Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP) with Professor Douglas Almond. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science.
He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2003) and a Master of Engineering and Management Sciences from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (2000), as well as a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University (1998).
For more information, please visit Professor Schlenker’s personal website.
- PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- MS, BS, University of Karlsruhe
- MEM, Duke University
Honors and Awards
- Outstanding Adviser Award – SDEV Ph.D. Program, 2018
- Outstanding Teaching Award, SIPA, 2011
- Heinz König Young Scholar Award, ZEW, 2004
- Sidney Hoos Award, UC Berkeley, 2000
Research And Publications
The Review of Economic Studies
Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate
American Economic Review
American Association for the Advancement of Science
In The Media
Sumant Sinha MIA ’92 and Nicole Van Der Tuin MPA ’12 are honored for their achievements, contributions to their communities, and service to SIPA.
A look at SIPA’s past, and future, at the intersection of policy and the environment.
Extreme heat and drought are causing crop damage and losses for U.S. agriculture, with even greater impacts predicted for the future, says Wolfram Schlenker.
SIPA's Wolfram Schlenker is among scholars who found that some African nations, after years of progress on food security, have seen sharp reversals.
Wolfram Schlenker and PhD candidate Anouch Missirian find that EU could face a massive influx by 2100 if carbon emissions hold steady.