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Universität Osnabrück
Institut für Umweltsystemforschung
Barbarastr. 12
49076 Osnabrück

Raum 66/E22
Tel: +49 541 969 2371
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I am a PhD candidate with a background in economics working in the “Behavioural and Experimental Economics for the Environment” group. I specialise in environmental, behavioural and experimental economics, gaining experience with experimental methods used in lab experiments.

The three research projects of my PhD analyse how changes in ecosystems due to climate change and approaching regime shifts in ecological systems influence local resource management. The aim is to improve policy designs that promote integrated resource management strategies.

I have designed and programmed a novel (quasi-) time-continuous Common-Pool Resource Game for the laboratory to study how externally driven damage of resources and how early warnings about potential regime shifts influence cooperation amongst group members. Furthermore, I assess the effect of false warnings on adaptation efforts.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Climate Change

Research Projects

Analysing the interaction of shock experience and threshold knowledge in natural resource management (with Stefanie Engel and Aneeque Javaid)

Are Early Warnings a Potential Benefit or Threat to Sustainable Ecosystem Management? (with Stefanie Engel and Tobias Vorlaufer)

False Alarms and the Cry-Wolf Effect: Does the Size of the Loss Matter? (with Stefanie Engel and Tobias Vorlaufer)

Presentations

2020

Hembach, K. “Are Early Warnings a Potential Benefit or Threat to Sustainable Ecosystem Management? - Preliminary Results of a Laboratory Experiment” 5th Workshop on Experimental Economics for the Environment, Heidelberg (Germany), February 19-20, 2020. Co-authored by Vorlaufer, T. & Engel, S.

2019

Hembach, K. “Combined Impact of Exogenous Scarcity Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Ecosystem Management.” 10th World Conference of Ecosystem Services Partnership, Hannover (Germany), Oktober 21-25, 2019. Co-authored by Javaid, A. & Engel, S.

Hembach, K. “Combined Impact of Exogenous Scarcity Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Common Pool Resource Management.” XXI Annual BIOECON Conference, Wageningen (The Netherlands), September 11-13, 2019. Co-authored by Javaid, A. & Engel, S.

Hembach, K. “Impact of Exogenous Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Resource Management.” 4th Workshop on Experimental Economics for the Environment, Münster (Germany), February 25-26, 2019. Co-authored by Javaid, A. & Engel, S.

2018

Hembach, K. “Introduction to Lab Experiments - Demonstration of a Continuous Time CPR Experiment.” Invited presentation at the Workshop on Ocean and Coastal Governance for Sustainability, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany, December 1, 2018.

Hembach, K. "Impact of External Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Resource Management". LaER seminar. Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University Osnabrück, November 20, 2018. Co-authored by Javaid, A. & Engel, S.

Hembach, K. “Impact of external shocks and endogenous shifts on cooperation amongst resource users.” Behavioral Environmental Economics Course and Workshop, Umeå (Sweden), June 11-14, 2018. Co-authored by Javaid, A. & Engel, S.