Jan Börner

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner

Professor for Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy,
Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, and Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Research Focus

Jan Börner is full Professor for Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy at the University of Bonn, Germany, with applied research experience in Latin America, Africa, and Europe. His research agenda expands from environmental and conservation policy evaluation and assessment, to modelling and cost-benefit analysis of land use change, and the role of global trade and consumption patterns in affecting ecosystem services provision from ecologically sensitive landscapes.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 2017 Professor (W3) at University of Bonn, Agricultural Faculty
  • 2012-2017 Junior Professor (W1) at University of Bonn, Agricultural Faculty
  • 2010-2012 Research Fellow at the Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR (Brazil Project Office)
  • 2007-2009 GIZ/CIM Integrated Expert at Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT (Brazil Project Office).
  • 2005-2006 Postdoctoral researcher at Munich Technical University – TUM
  • 2001-2004 Doctoral researcher at the University of Bonn, Center for Development Research
Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
  • 2016 BMBF Junior Research Group Grant “Bioeconomy as Societal Transformation”
  • 2015 T.W. Schultz Award for “best oral contributed paper” at the XXIX International Conference of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
  • 2012 Robert Bosch Junior Professorship for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
Other Scientific Activities
  • Since 2019 Speaker of the Transdisciplinary Research Area “Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures” at the University of Bonn
  • Since 2019 Member of the Group of Directors of the NRW Bioeconomy Science Center
  • 2015-2017 Steering committee member of the German Sustainable Development Solutions Network (G-SDSN)
  • 2014-2015 Interim managing editor of the Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture (QJIA)
PUBLIC GRANTS (last 5 years)
  • Current projects: Excellence Cluster PhenoRob, CRC228 Future Rural Africa, STRIVE (BMBF), Prodigy (BMBF), BEST (BMBF), Transform2Bio (NRW-BioSc), Governance of South American Bioeconomies (BMEL)

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