Mark Meyer graduated in economics from the University of Bielefeld. With his major academic interests in empirical economics and statistics, he started working for GWS in 2008. As a member of the "Global Developments and Resources" division management, he is meanwhile responsible for the substantive and methodological development of the "Resources" subject at GWS.

At GWS, his work has become progressively focused on addressing circular economy transitions within planetary boundaries. Within respective research and development activities, Mark’s work is equally concerned with the monitoring of current developments of sustainability indicators of the 2030 Agenda (like, e.g., the material footprint, RMC) as well as with integrated sustainability assessments of medium- to long-term macroeconomic transformation pathways.

Given his longstanding thematic and methodological expertise in key action areas of transformation research, Mark is well-versed with status quo analysis, modeling, and assessment techniques as applied by key multinational institutions such as the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). His expertise in the application of econometric methods (also to non-resource economic research questions) is also reflected by scientific publications in AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Empirical Economics, Organization Science, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, among others.

Research Interests

Decoupling and Resource Efficiency

Global Resource Use

Material Flow Analysis and Trade

Sustainable consumption and resource use

Macroeconometric model building

Input-output analysis

Sustainability indicators

Projects of Mark Meyer

Ressourceneffizienz und natürliche Ressourcen im internationalen Kontext II (Folgeprojekt)
Scientific support to current discussions on sustainable resource use – national, European and international level
Regional Economic Effects of the Expansion of the Rhine Valley Railway
SYMOBIO 2.0 – Consolidating Systemic Monitoring and Modelling of the Bioeconomy
Provision of consultancy services to create a climate vulnerability and risk assessment of the Maltese economy
Integrated Assessment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Transformation Pathways towards a Resource-Efficient and Greenhouse-Gas-Neutral Germany (FKZ 3721 31 101 0, ReFoPlan)
Clean Sky 2
Digitalisation and natural resources
Resource efficiency and natural resources in an international context
Ressourcenflüsse in Thüringen
UNCHAIN – UNpacking climate impact CHAINs. A new generation of action- and user-oriented climate change risk assessments
Models to analyse international interrelations of the EU ETS
Quantitative Assessments of Environmental Indicators
DownScaling CLImate imPACTs and decarbonisation pathways in EU islands and enhancing socioeconomic and non-market evaluation of Climate Change for Europe, for 2050 and beyond
SYMOBIO: Systemic Monitoring and modelling of the bioeconomy
Meeting the Paris Agreement and Supporting Sustainability - quantifying synergies and trade-offs
Improve the timeliness of environmental data and indicators, and their use for policy advice
Entwicklung von Vorschlägen zum Einsatz von ökonomischen Instrumenten zur Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz in Deutschland und der EU
Modelle, Potenziale und Langfristszenarien für Ressourceneffizienz (SimRess)
Analysing the German Resource Policy (PolRess)
Policy Options for a Resource-Efficient Economy (POLFREE)
Choosing Efficient Combinations of Policy Instruments for Low-carbon development (CECILIA 2050)
Tool Supported Development for Regional Adaptation (ToPDAd)
Globally sustainable material prosperity standards
Future Internet Private Public Partnership
Macroeconomic Modelling of Sustainable Development and the Links between the Economy and the Environment (MacMod)
Die ökologischen und ökonomischen Wirkungen eines nachhaltigen Konsums in Deutschland
Customer segmentation based sales forecst
Use of Prodcom for Data Centres
Materialeffizienz und Ressourcenschonung (MaRess)

Publications of Mark Meyer