Dr. Katharina Lima de Miranda

Research Director Council for Global Problem-Solving

Katharina is the research director of the Council for Global Problem-Solving, the research base and intellectual core of the Global Solutions Initiative.

Katharina is also a researcher at the Kiel Institute, focusing on the application of behavioral economic insights to sustainable social development. She studied Economics in Kiel and Paris and received her doctoral degree in Economics in 2016 from Kiel University. In her research she investigates the impact of social interaction and behavioral responses of individual agents on the emergence of global economic problems and proposes possible solutions in view of these results. Together with Dennis J. Snower she developed the Recoupling Dashboard that measures the wellbeing of societies beyond GDP and illustrates the correlation of economic prosperity, social prosperity and environmental sustainability.

Her research has a strong policy orientation and she is involved in producing and communicating research based policy advice with the aim to help solving global problems, including the drifting apart of social and economic prosperity. She is a member of the T20 Task Force 2021 on “Social Cohesion and the Future of Welfare Systems”. Previously she was a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow and consultant at UNCTAD in Geneva, a visiting professor at Hamburg University. Currently she teaches Public Finance in a GIZ funded project at the University of Rwanda.

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