Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer is partner of GWS and was its academic director since its foundation in 1996 until 2015. Now he is working as a senior advisor for GWS.
From 1984 until 2011 he was full professor for economics at the University of Osnabrück (Macroeconomic Theory). His main field of research is the development and application of sectorally deep disaggregated macro-econometric models, especially with regard to the interrelations of the economy and the environment.
He is a member of several national and international organisations and committees.
From 1997 to 1998, he was chairman of the section evolutionary economics of the "Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften" ("Verein für Socialpolitik").
Since 1996, he has been a member of the council for economic- environmental accounting ("Wissenschaftlicher Beirat zur Umweltökonomischen Gesamtrechnung") at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and was the chairman of this council from 1999 until 2002.
Currently he is the scientific advisor in all FP7 projects (CECILIA2050, POLFREE [&] TOPDAD) carried out by GWS mbH. Besides that he also manages the POLFREE project.
Global and national macroeconometric modelling
Projects of Bernd Meyer
Publications of Bernd Meyer
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Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes
Forestry and sawmills benefit
After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since…
New Paper published on macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy sectors of southern European islands
This paper presents a model-based assessment of the macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy of Southern European islands for different climate scenarios until the end of…
Our figure of the month 02/2022: The bicycle boom is catching on with commuters – 10% have taken up cycling or e-bikes since the pandemic
Shares of cars and public transport declining
In Germany, millions of working people commute between home and work every day. Despite the past two Covid years, the trend toward commuting is…