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Dr. Malte Welling


Dr. rer. pol. (Environ. Econ.), M. Sc. Economics & Philosophy

Malte Welling's research investigates how cities can be adapted to climate change and made liveable through parks, trees, gardens and green roofs. He conducts population surveys, focus groups and cost-benefit analyses.

His methodological focus is the choice experiment. He publishes articles on its further development in journals. In his PhD dissertation, he used this survey method to investigate the value of urban greenery for residents. The environmental economist heads the GartenLeistungen project.


Main focus

  • Urban climate resilience and biodiversity
  • Economic valuation of urban ecosystem services
  • Surveys with choice experiments


  • Since 12/2017: Researcher at the IÖW
  • 09/2017 – 02/2018: Research associate at the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
  • 06/2017 – 11/2017: Freelance project work for adelphi, Berlin


  • 04/2019 – 01/2024: PhD in Environmental Economics, BTU Cottbus
  • 09/2015 – 09/2016: Master of Science in Economics & Philosophy, London School of Economics
  • 10/2010 – 07/2014: Bachelor of Science in Economics, LMU München