Christian Traeger’s research interests include environmental economics, intertemporal welfare analysis, and decision theory. Traeger’s work contributes conceptual insights and applied climate change policy analysis, combining axiomatic, analytic and numeric contributions. Traeger joined the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics in 2008 (on leave) and joined the University of Oslo’s Department of Economics in 2016. Traeger is the research director of CESifo’s Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He is currently authoring a book with Larry Karp on Dynamic Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics.

Traeger holds an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg, and an MA in Physics from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. Traeger has been honored with the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award and the Dulger Prize of the University of Heidelberg. His research on Sustainable Climate Risk Management is funded by the National Science Foundation.