Dr Jasper Meya


Research interests


  •  Inequality and Environmental Policy
  • Valuation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • Policy Instruments for the Energy Transition
  • International Climate Agreements and Political Communication




  • Inequality and Environmental Policy
  • Climate Policy and Instruments
  • Microeconomics, Microeconomic Foundations of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Advanced Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics

Curriculum Vitae


You can find a complete CV including publications here.



  • Lead author for Chapter Transformation, German National Biodiversity Assessment (“Faktencheck Artenvielfalt”, 2021 - 2026)
  • Contributing author to Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Values assessment, Chapter 5. Incorporating multiple values of nature and nature’s contributions to people for just and sustainable futures.
  • Guest articles and interviews in e.g. Spiegel Online, Hamburger Abendblatt, Berliner Tagesspiegel

Publications before iDiv


For a full list of publications see also Google Scholar.

  • Meya, J.N., Kornek, U., Lessmann, K. (2018): How empirical uncertainties influence the stability of climate coalitions. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 18(2): 175-198, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-017-9378-5
  • Baumgärtner, S., Drupp, M.A., Meya, J.N., Munz, J.M., Quaas, M.F. (2017): Income inequality and willingness to pay for public environmental goods. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 85: 35–61, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2017.04.005
  • Droste, N., Meya, J.N. (2017): Ecosystem services in infrastructure planning – a case study of the projected deepening of the Lower Weser river in Germany. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 60(2), 231-248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2016.1151405

iDiv publications


J. N. Meya, M. A. Drupp, N. Hanley

(2021): Testing structural benefit transfer: The role of income inequality. Resource and Energy Economics 64 *

J. N. Meya, P. Neetzow

(2021): Renewable energy policies in federal government systems. Energy Economics

M. F. Quaas, J. N. Meya, H. Schenk, B. Bos, M. A. Drupp, T. Requate

(2021): The social cost of contacts: Theory and evidence for the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. PLOS ONE 16(3) *

Bos, B., Drupp, M. A., Meya, J. N., Quaas, M. F.

(2020): Moral Suasion and the Private Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Environmental and Resource Economics 76(4), 1117-1138 *

Meya, J. N.

(2020): Environmental Inequality and Economic Valuation. Environmental & Resource Economics *

Quaas, M. F., Baumgärtner, S., Drupp, M. A., Meya, J. N.

(2020): Intertemporal utility with heterogeneous goods and constant elasticity of substitution. Economics Letters 191 *
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04103 Leipzig

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+49 341 9733162
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Leipzig University

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