Prof. Dr. María Máñez Costa
Head (ad interim) of Economics and Policy Department
Maria Manez Costa
At the CSC Prof. Dr. María Máñez Costa works on political consulting, focused on international climate policy and climate economics. Therefore she deals with the question, how can socio-economic systems be strengthened, to face the chances related to climate change. Particular topics are the ability of regeneration (resilience) and adaptation of social structures. Further focuses of her work are climate and security as well as participation approaches. Doing so, the native of Spain works on the question: how will climate change influence the security situation and how can different groups of society be involved in decision-making processes? Beside her work for CSC she is also visiting professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
After studying geography in Gießen, María Máñez Costa earned a PhD in Agricultural Economy at the University of Göttingen. Later she taught in Leeds, England and worked as consultant of the Mexican government on account of the Worldbank.
Furthermore she coordinated various projects of the European Union, working on the topic of „Global change and ecological change“. Her work repeatedly focused on questions of climate and water economics. Recently she did research on applied economics at the University of Vigo, Spain.
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