Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Henning

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 7, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49(0)431-880-4453

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Christian Henning is professor and chair of agricultural economics, University of Kiel (Germany). He studied economics, agricultural economics, sociology, political science and mathematics. He earned a PhD in economics, in agricultural economics and in political science. His main areas of specialization are applied political economy and applied economic modelling of agricultural policies. International research visits include University of Chicago (James Coleman, Department of Sociology), Stanford University (Barry Weingast, Department of Political Science), MIT (Prof. Ezra Zuckerman, Sloan School of Management). He further works as an international consultant for The World Bank, FAO, the European Commission and IFPRI. Central research interest include development of innovative methods modelling and evaluating policy processes, political institutions, voter behaviour, public opinion formation and political performance, social networks as determinants of political and economic behaviour and performance.

Central research questions include

  • How can political decision-making processes on sustainable use of maritime and land resources quantitatively be modelled?
  • What role play political beliefs and narratives in the political decision-making process and how can these be modelled and designed quantitatively?
  • How can communication between science and society by designed applying computed-based tools?
  • What is the potential of transdisciplinary research to identify and implement politically feasible solutions for an effective management of the use of maritime and land resources?
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