Dr Fabian Thomas
Postdoc at the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship of Environmental Economics.
Dr Thomas' work focuses on the evaluation of agricultural and agri-environmental policies with experimental economic methods. He has developed and implemented economic experiments with farmers in Germany. He is furthermore interested in using behavioural insights for agricultural and agri-environmental policy formulation. He is part of the ZANEXUS project team, which has developed a science-based architecture for the Common Agricultural Policy for the German Federal Agency for Nature Protection (BfN). Currently, he has been hired by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission as an expert for policy evaluation to co-develop and co-implement a field experiment with farmers in several Member States. He is furthermore a contributing author of the forthcoming IPBES methodological assessment on values. Since early 2019, he is running a small-scale farm himself.