Gerd Ahlert is partner of the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) and holds a Master in Economics (Diploma 1994). Gerd is working for the GWS since its foundation in 1996. He is a senior expert in the fields of statistics and economics with focus on National Accounting and Economic Modelling.
Gerd Ahlert has developed a key competence in National Accounts based theme oriented and functional satellite accounts and its practical implementation in several fields (i.a. sport, tourism, health, transportation, environment, and welfare) as well as associated model based macroeconomic impact analysis. Due to his active involvement in international projects on Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA), Sport Satellite Accounts (SSA) and Health Satellite Accounts (HSA) he has a profound international knowledge concerning methodological and practical implementation issues.
Gerd Ahlert has responsibility for all activities related to the construction and application of the multi-sectoral macroeconometric gobal model GINFORS and its application to resource issues (i.a. FP7 project POLFREE) as well as climate change and adaptation issues (i.a. FP7 project CECILIA and ToPDAd).
National and satellite accounting
Economic modelling, Input-Output analysis, impact analysis
Resource economics, tourism economics, sport cconomics
Sustainable development, indicators and welfare
Climate change and adaptation
Projects of Gerd Ahlert
Publications of Gerd Ahlert
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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…