David Löw Beer joined the IASS in Jan. 2017 and is currently heading the project Regional Sustainability Transformations. His research group investigates, which political, social, economic, and cultural factors foster sustainability transformations at the regional level, with a particular focus on previously carbon-intensive regions.
He studied international economics and political science in Tubingen, Germany and Niteroi, Brazil. Then, David Löw Beer worked in a comprehensive school for two years. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Koblenz-Landau after being a Visiting Scholar at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. His PhD focused on teacher education in economics from the perspective of ecological and environmental economics.
David Löw Beer's research focuses on the connections between democratic structures and sustainability transformations, youth participation, economic and political education, and education for sustainable development. His scientific interest lies in particular in the integration of educational sciences with other research in sustainability science. He is also chairman of the association Fair Rubber e.V., gives seminars on various topics in the fields of sustainability, economics and education and works as a reviewer for various journals.