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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Fakulta sociálních studií
    Masarykova univerzita Brno
    Joštova 10
    602 00
Employment - Position
  • Researcher
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2012 Dr.rer.agr., Resource Economics (summa cum laude), HU Berlin Thesis: “Networks of Coordination and Conflict: Governing electricity transactions for irrigation in South India.” Committee: Prof. K. Hagedorn (HU Berlin) and Prof. M. McGinnis (Indiana U.)
  • 2007 M.Sc., Agricultural Economics (Ø 1.4), HU Berlin Thesis: “Regional economic impacts of decentralized bioenergy value chains.”
  • 2005 B.Sc., Agricultural Sciences (Ø 1.9), HU Berlin Thesis: “Cooperative approaches to entrepreneurship - a case study in Leipzig.”
  • 2000 Matura (Ø 1.7), A.v. Humboldt-Gymnasium Konstanz
  • since May 20 Researcher, Institut für Höhere Studien – Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Environmental Economics, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
  • since Oct 19 Principal Investigator, Dep. of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University Brno, H2020 project I-CONN: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science. Supervision of 2 PhD positions within a H2020 Innovative Training Network
  • since Sep 18 Principal Investigator, Dep. of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University Brno, IMPACTECH: Research project funded by the Czech Technology Agency TACR. Modeling the socio-economic impacts of the low-carbon transition in the Czech Republic.
  • Jun 16 - Dec 19 Researcher, Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University Brno, H2020 Project MEDEAS: Modeling energy system development under environmental and socio-economic constraints. System Dynamics and Input-Output modeling with a special focus on renewable energy transitions to a low-carbon society.
  • Oct17 - Jun18 Research Consultant, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services (LIVES) Project: Evaluation of a participatory dynamic system model and decision support development process to cope with the water–energy–food nexus in the Greater Mekong Region.
  • Aug 13 - May 16 Postdoc, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
  • (2y 10m) (ETH Zürich domain). Swiss National Science Foundation Progr. “Resource Wood” (NRP66): Leading two sub-projects on behavior and institutions for an agent-based model of the Swiss forestry and wood sector, conducting interviews, surveys and experiments.
  • Jan 09 - Jun 13 Junior Researcher, HU Berlin, Research on energy and water governance, technology adoption, and climate change in India; WP Milestone reporting to the funding organization (BMBF); Pilot project management and capacity building on electricity for irrigation, implementing PhD research findings with 800 farmers.
  • Jun 08 - Dec 08 Research Consultant, Humboldt Innovation GmbH Principal Investigator: “Climate change and energy consumption: Perceptions and contingent valuation.” Consultation to the electric utility EnBW.
  • Sep 07 -May 08 Junior Researcher, ATB: Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy Research on “Expansion of energy crop deployment and resource use conflicts.” Consultation to the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament.
  • CV details also available on LinkedIn
Teaching Activities
  • Social-Ecological Systems, Institutional Analysis, Input-Output Analysis, Ecology of Games, Situation-Centred Networks
  • "Applying multi-scale integrated assessment to peak-oil with respect to changes in human activity patterns", PhD thesis, Martin Černý
  • "Diffusion of agricultural bioenergy utilization at regional levels in Germany: actor motivations and institutional change", PhD thesis, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers
  • "Towards transaction cost regulation - Insights from the Indian power generation sector", PhD thesis, Ranjan Ghosh
  • "Coordinated technology adoption in irrigation: Insights from a framed field experiment in rural India", M.Sc. thesis, Malte Müller (second supervisor)
  • "Energy poverty in Serbia: Addressing low-income households in the energy sector development", M.Sc. thesis, Helena Stadtmüller (second supervisor)
  • Sep 17 - Dec 17 Water Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA, Laxenburg
  • Apr 13 - May 13 Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, University of California, Davis
  • Sep 10 - Dec 10 Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Feb 06 - Jul 06 Erasmus Program, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
Activities Outside University
  • Member of the Sustainable Money Research Group WANG (since 2010)
  • Research and Student Assistant at the Division of Resource Economics, HU Berlin (2005-07)
  • International Association of Agricultural Students IAAS, Berlin chapter (2002-05)
  • Internship at the “Fundación Monte Mediterráneo” against desertification, Seville (2004)
  • Civil Service Abroad at orphanage and elementary school “Casa Materna”, Naples (2000-01)
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • Raiffeisen–Schultze-Delitzsch Award for Cooperation Research for the PhD thesis
  • BMBF Young Researcher’s Award (2013) for the PhD thesis
Major Publications
  • KIMMICH, Christian and Sergio VILLAMAYOR TOMAS. Assessing Action Situation Networks : A Configurational Perspective on Water and Energy Governance in Irrigation Systems. Water Economics and Policy. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2019, vol. 5, No 1, p. 1-29. ISSN 2382-624X. doi:10.1142/S2382624X18500054. článek - open access info
  • OBERLACK, Christoph, Diana SIETZ, Elisabeth Bürgi BONANOMI, Ariane de BREMOND, Jampel DELL'ANGELO, Klaus EISENACK, Erle C ELLIS, Graham EPSTEIN, Markus GIGER, Andreas HEINIMANN, Christian KIMMICH, Marcel TJ KOK, David MANUEL-NAVARRETE, Peter MESSERLI, Patrick MEYFROIDT, Tomáš VÁCLAVÍK and Sergio VILLAMAYOR-TOMAS. Archetype analysis in sustainability research : meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making. Ecology and Society. Wolfville: Resilience Alliance, 2019, vol. 24, No 2, p. 1-19. ISSN 1708-3087. doi:10.5751/ES-10747-240226. článek - open access info
  • EISENACK, Klaus, Sergio VILLAMAYOR-TOMAS, Graham EPSTEIN, Christian KIMMICH, Nicholas MAGLIOCCA, David MANUEL-NAVARRETE, Christoph OBERLACK, Matteo ROGGERO and Diana SIETZ. Design and quality criteria for archetype analysis. Ecology and Society. Wolfville: Resilience Alliance, 2019, vol. 24, No 3, p. 1-12. ISSN 1708-3087. doi:10.5751/ES-10855-240306. článek - open access info
  • KIMMICH, Christian, Louise GALLAGHER, Birgit KOPAINSKY, M. DUBOIS, C. SOVANN, C. BUTH and Christian BRÉTHAUT. Participatory modeling updates expectations for individuals and groups, catalyzing behavior change and collective action in water-energy-food nexus governance. Earth's Future. Washington: American Geophysical Union, 2019, vol. 7, No 12, p. 1337-1352. ISSN 2328-4277. doi:10.1029/2019EF001311. článek - open access info
  • MÜLLER, Malte, Jens ROMMEL and Christian KIMMICH. Farmers’ Adoption of Irrigation Technologies : Experimental Evidence from a Coordination Game with Positive Network Externalities in India. German Economic Review. Wiley, 2018, vol. 19, No 2, p. 119-139. ISSN 1465-6485. doi:10.1111/geer.12117. URL info
  • KIMMICH, Christian. Behavioral determinants of supply chain integration and coexistence. Journal of Forest Economics. Umea: Elsevier, 2016, 25/2016, December 2016, p. 55-77. ISSN 1104-6899. doi:10.1016/j.jfe.2016.08.001. URL info
  • KIMMICH, Christian and Julian SAGEBIEL. Empowering irrigation: A game-theoretic approach to electricity utilization in Indian agriculture. Utilities Policy. Netherlands: Elsevier, 2016, vol. 43, DEC 2016, p. 174-185. ISSN 0957-1787. doi:10.1016/j.jup.2016.10.002. URL info


Curriculum Vitae: Christian Kimmich, Ph.D., M.Sc. (učo 239742), version: English(1), last update: 2020/06/30 17:59, Ch. Kimmich