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Dr. Tobias Belschner

Cohort 2011

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Carina Sprungk & Prof. Ronald B. Mitchell, PhD

Thünen-Institut of Sea Fisheries

Economics Research Group


Tobias Belschner is a researcher at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries in Hamburg. His areas of research are the design of institutions to regulate the use of natural resources and the theory of public goods in general. Currently, his focus lies on the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy and options to reform it.

Title of PhD thesis

Unifunctional vs. Multifunctional Transboundary Resources – National Policies and Problem-Solving in the Context of North Sea Fisheries and North Sea Waste Dumping.

Research Interests

Natural Resource Management

Institutional Design

Public Goods Theory

Data Analysis