Prof. Dr. Astrid Dannenberg


Phone: +49 561 804-3758
E-Mail: dannenberg[at]uni-kassel[dot]de


Visitor address: Untere Königsstraße 71, 34117 Kassel

Postal address: Nora-Platiel-Str. 4, 34109 Kassel

Astrid Dannenberg is Professor at the Institute of Economics at the University of Kassel. She heads the Chair of Environmental and Behavioral Economics and is responsible for the master program in Sustainability Economics and Management. She received her diploma in economics from the University of Mannheim. This was followed by two years as a scientific officer at the German Environmental Protection Agency. She then worked at the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim and completed this period in 2011 with a doctorate at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg. As a postdoc, she spent a year at the University of Gothenburg and two years at Columbia University in New York. After the postdoctoral phase, she was appointed as Professor at the University of Kassel. Her research interests lie in the analysis of human cooperative behavior, especially with regard to international environmental problems such as global climate change. In 2015, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant on “Human Cooperation to Protect the Global Commons” (HUCO). Astrid has served as Council Member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE) from 2016 to 2019 and she is Associate Editor at Economic Inquiry and Co-Editor at Environmental and Resource Economics. She has been appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden from 2020 to 2023.

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Dannenberg, Astrid, Alessandro Tavoni (2017) Collective Action in Dangerous Climate Change Games. Forthcoming in Ariel Dinar, Felix Munoz-Garcia, Ana Espinola-Arredondo, Richard M. Matthew, Tony Bryant, Anabela Botelho (eds.), WSPC References of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change, Vol. 4, Ch. 5, Experimental Economics, World Scientific, London
  • Barrett, Scott, Astrid Dannenberg (2014) Negotiating to Avoid 'Gradual' versus 'Dangerous' Climate Change: An Experimental Test of Two Prisoners‘ Dilemmas, in Todd Cherry, Jon Hovi, and David M. McEvoy (eds.), Towards a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution, and Governance, Routledge, London
  • Tavoni, Alessandro, Astrid Dannenberg (2013) Coordinating to Protect the Global Climate: Inequality and Communication in the Experimental Lab, in Dinar, Ariel and Amnon Rapoport (eds.), Analyzing Global Environmental Issues: Theoretical and Experimental Applications and their Policy Implications, Routledge, Abingdon