Max Franks

Dr. Franks obtained his PhD in economics at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research after studying mathematics, physics and economics at HU Berlin, UC Berkeley and the University Regensburg. In 2016, he received the city of Potsdam's award as outstanding young researcher for his dissertation "Rents, Taxes, and Distribution: Towards a New Public Economics of Climate Change". His current research explores interactions between public finance and climate policy, including, e.g., the distributional impact of taxes, finance for sustainable development, and international tax competition.