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Dr. Sven Kunze

Dr. Sven Kunze

Dr. Sven Kunze

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 51 71

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Postdoctoral researcher

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Economics of Climate Change
Environmental Economics
Political Economy
Spatial Data Analysis

Educational background

2015-2021, PhD in Economics, Heidelberg University
2012-2015, M.Sc. in Economics, Heidelberg University
2007-2011, B.A. in Political Science and Economics, University of Tübingen



Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW


Schneider, S. A., S. Kunze (2023), Disastrous Discretion: Political Bias in Relief Allocation Varies Substantially with Disaster Severity, The Review of Economics and Statistics 1–33.

Kunze, S. (2021), Unraveling the Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Economic Sectors Worldwide: Direct and Indirect Impacts, Environmental and Resource Economics 78, 545–569.

Eichenauer, V. Z., A. Fuchs, S. Kunze, E. Strobl (2020), Distortions in Aid Allocation of United Nations Flash Appeals: Evidence from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, World Development 136, 105023.

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