Prof. Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler

Prof. Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler

Executive director of the ISC-IAP-UNU global science programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing

Prof. Franz W. Gatzweiler studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn and the Humboldt University of Berlin. His doctorate research was on the ‘Nature of Economic Value and the Value of Nature’. He received stipends and research grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Volkswagen Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the Käthe-Humburger Kolleg. He was research fellow at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, USA established by the late nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom. In 2015 he earned a habilitation (fakultas docendi) for resource economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. His research interests lie at the edge of ecological, economic and social sciences and have covered problems of value in complex socio-ecological, living systems, institutional change in polycentric organization, marginality and technology innovations for productivity growth in rural development. He was senior researcher at the Center of Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany from 2004-2014. Currently he is executive director of the ICSU-IAMP-UNU sponsored global programme on “Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach”, based at the Institute of Urban Environment at the Chinese Academy of Science, Xiamen, China

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