Martin Distelkamp is partner of GWS and studied economics and politics at the University of Essen (Diploma in 1997). He gained first experiences in applied economic research at the WIK in Bad Honnef. There he contributed to a study on the employment impacts of telecommunication liberalisation. Since 2000 he works with GWS. Together with Mark Meyer he is responsible for the continued development of the global EE-MRIO Model GINFORS in the division "Global Developments and Resources".
His research focus is the empirical analysis of progress towards a decoupling of prosperity from resource use. This involves the indicator-based ex-post-monitoring under consideration of the physical dimension of global supply chains as well as sound and consistent model-based projections, that reflect the complex interdependencies within and between the global system(s). Another focus of his work is the design and application of impact assessments for environmental interventions by means of EE-MRIO-models.
Recent milestones in his vita were the GWS contributions to the EU project POLFREE (Policy options for a resource efficient economy, www.ucl.ac.uk/polfree), that he elaborated together with Bernd Meyer, and the GWS contributions to the German research project SimRess (Models, potential and long-term scenarios for resource efficiency), that he elaborated together with Mark Meyer.
Martin is internationally well connected to researchers, who deal like him with the data availabilities and macro-economic foundations of EE-MRIO-analysis and -models. Programming of Model- and Evaluation-tools (e.g. in C++, EViews or Visual Basic) as well as the documentation and dissemination of realized research progress belong to his daily work routine.
Economy-wide resource use
Material Flow Analysis
Forecasting; Impact Assessment
Projects of Martin Distelkamp
Publications of Martin Distelkamp
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Our figure of the month 08/2022: A development against the trend: growth in the number of apprentices for the occupation of plant mechanic for sanitary, heating, and air-conditioning technology in the last decade
Both the German government's heat pump offensive and the sharp rise in energy prices due to Russia's war against Ukraine are currently boosting demand for heat pumps and solar thermal systems…
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…