Thomas Hahn

PhD, Senior Academy Researcher

Thomas Hahn’s research focuses on ecological and institutional economics in relation to ecosystem services, financial instruments, and adaptive governance of social-ecological systems. He is an associated professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and part time employed at GEDB as one of the project managers of Mistra Financial Systems (MFS).

Hahn publishes research on ecological and institutional economics focusing on ecosystem services, adaptive governance, social learning, sustainability transformations, and green economy. He is also coordinating lead author for the European and Central Asian Regional Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Hahn holds a PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where he studied property rights of the indigenous Sami people, ethics, and conflict resolution. With a background in agricultural economics, he has explored interdisciplinary science, from social sciences to ecology. Presently, his work is mostly transdisciplinary.

Hahn is a fellow of The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA), he serves as a board member of Sveaskog AB, the largest forest owner in Europe, and as a board member of the Swedish Nuclear Waste Fund. He also serves as expert in governmental investigations on climate economy and on ecological compensation.