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Sarah Wolf is a board member of GCF since 2018. She contributes to the Green Growth research process since 2012. Since December 2019, she is head of a MATH+ junior research group on “Mathematics for Sustainability Transitions” at Freie Universtät Berlin. Her background is in mathematics, with a focus on probability. She has worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), using mathematics as a language to clarify concepts, and has obtained a PhD in mathematics from Freie Universität Berlin (Thesis: From Vulnerability Formalization to Finitely Additive Probability Monads). Since 2009, she works on agent-based modelling – first at PIK in the Lagom modelling group, then at GCF, where she was workpackage leader for the pilot studies in the Centre of Excellence for Global Systems Science (CoeGSS), now at FU Berlin.
Her research interest in terms of methods is a better understanding of the dynamics of agent-based models. Content-wise, she is most interested in understanding green growth mechanics, that is, in finding a parsimonious economic model about how a recoordination of agents’ expectations can lead to win-win situations for climate and the economy.
Wolf, S., Fürst, S., Mandel, A., Lass, W., Lincke, D., Pablo-Martì, F., and Jaeger, C., 2013. A multi-agent model of several economic regions. Environmental Modeling and Software, 44, pp. 25-43.
Wolf, S., Bouchaud, J.-P., Cecconi, F., Cincotti, S., Dawid, H., Gintis, H., van der Hoog, S., Jaeger, C. C., Kovalevsky, D. V., Mandel, A., and Paroussos, L., 2013. Describing economic agent-based models – Dahlem ABM documentation guidelines. Complexity Economics, 2, pp. 63-74.
A first version of the guidelines can be found here for reference.
Wolf, S., Hinkel, J., Hofmann, M., Bisaro, A., Lincke, D., Ionescu, C., and Klein, R. J. T., 2012. Clarifying vulnerability definitions and assessments using formalisation. International Journal for Climate Change Strategies and Management, 5(1),pp. 54-70.
Wolf, S. and Jaeger, C., 2013. Summary and Major Findings, Part IV People. Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean, Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People. Navarra, A. and Tubiana, L. (Eds.), Springer.
Wolf, S., Fürst, S., Mandel, A., Knell, S., Lass, W., Lincke, D., Teitge, J., and Jaeger, C., 2012. Two modes of scheduling in a simple economic agent-based model. SIMULTECH 2012 – Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Rome, Italy, 28 – 31 July, 2012.
Bisaro, A., Wolf, S., and Hinkel, J., 2010. Framing climate vulnerability and adaptation at multiple levels: addressing climate risks or institutional barriers in Lesotho? Climate and Development, 2(2).
Wolf, S., 2009. Vulnerability to Climate Change – Mathematics as a Language to Clarify Concepts. In: M. Emmer and A. Quarteroni (eds.), MATHKNOW2008, pp. 253–263. Springer, Milano.