Stefanie Kunkel

Stefanie Kunkel

Research Associate

Stefanie Kunkel studied Business Administration and Economics at TU Dresden and Public Economics at Freie Universität Berlin. During her studies she gained experience in international environmental policy at the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, in the European Parliament in Brussels and during a research stay in Tokyo. Moreover, she worked as student assistant at the Chair of Environmental Management, at the Wikimedia Deutschland - Association for encouragement of free knowledge. e. V. and a consultancy firm on the evaluation of projects of development cooperation in Berlin, among others. In January 2019 Stefanie joined the IASS, where she integrates her interest in technological progress as well as environment and development policy into her research work for the project "Digitalisation and Impacts on Sustainability", focusing particularly on the implications of digitalisation for sustainable value creation in countries of the Global South.

  • 2019-heute Research Associate IASS Potsdam
  • 2018 Research Associate HWR Berlin
  • 2015-2018 Master Programme „Public Economics", Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2017 Research stay, Tokyo
  • 2016 Internship European Parliament, Brussels
  • 2014-2015 Fellowship United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva
  • 2013 Language Assistant, Barcelona
  • 2010-2014 Bachelor Programme Business Administration and Economics, Technische Universität Dresden
  • ecological, social and economic implications of digital transformation in globally dispersed production processes
  • ecologically sustainable development paths for low- and middle-income countries
  • role of companies in the implementation of sustainability goals
  • structural change in societies and economies through technological progress, with a focus on East and South East Asia

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • A Comparison of Wealth Distributions in Germany, Spain, France and Italy (2018, unpublished)
  • The achievement of development goals in Japan: What role for private companies in working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? (2017, unpublished)