Dr. Steffen Lange

Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), ECDF

Biography (as at 2022)

Steffen Lange is an economist who combines quantitative and qualitative empirical research with theoretical and conceptual methods to address sustainability issues. His research focuses on digital transformation, the relationship between economic growth and environmental throughput, rebound effects and concepts for sustainable economies. He is a researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research, affiliated scholar of the Resource Economics Group at the Humboldt University Berlin and associated researcher at the Department of Social-Ecological Transformation at the Technical University Berlin. Steffen Lange studied economics in Maastricht, Santiago de Chile and Göttingen and received his doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg.

Besides publications in international research journals, he is the author of the books „Macroeconomics Without Growth: Sustainable Economies in Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxian Theories“ (Metropolis) and „Smart Green World? Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability“ (Routledge).

Focus areas

  • Digitalization, climate change and energy transition
  • Energy economics
  • Rebound effects
  • Economic growth and the environment
  • Macroeconomics of green growth and a-growth