Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Mink

Argelander Professorship of Environmental Economics, Sustainability and Inequality,
University of Bonn

Research Professorship in the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Individuals, Institutions and Societies" at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

The societal costs of pollution and climate change

How do pollution and climate change affect health and the associated costs? How do people adapt to their environmental conditions, and what factors are crucial for such adaptability?

Julia Mink conducts research at the intersection of environmental and health economics, using large data sets and econometric methods, with the goal of answering complex questions about environmental and climate policy. One aspect she is particularly interested in is the study of inequalities. Exposure to pollutants and the impacts of climate change are often unequally distributed, with poorer populations usually more affected. Quantifying these disparities is important in order to make recommendations for possible compensation and redistribution measures. It is also important for policy makers to know the extent to which different populations are able to avoid the impacts of pollution and adapt to climate change, so that limited resources can be targeted to the most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

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Jr. Prof. Dr. Julia Mink

Argelander Professor of Environmental Economics, Inequality and Sustainability.

Lennéstraße 43

53113 Bonn ​Institut für Angewandte Mikroökonomik

Curriculum vitae

Julia Mink graduated with a bachelor's degree in social sciences and a master's degree in economics and political science from the Institute for Political Studies Sciences Po Paris (France). She received her PhD in economics from the same institute and spent a research period at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) shortly before completing her PhD in 2021. Before joining the University of Bonn, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the French National Institute for Research in Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) in France.


  • Applied research (quasi-experimental methods) in environmental and health economics
  • Qunatification of externalities
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation


  • 2021: Ph.D. in economics, Sciences Po Paris
  • 2016: Master in Economics and Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris
  • 2013: Bachelor of Arts, Sciences Po Paris
  • The long-run effects of war on health: Evidence from World War II in France with Olivier Allais and Guy Fagherazzi, Social Science & Medicine, 2021 - doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113812
  • Associations between early-life food deprivation during World War II and risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes at adulthood with Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Aline Charles, Olivier Allais and Guy Fagherazzi, Scientific Reports, 2020 - doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62576-w
  • Changes in food purchases at retirement in France with Olivier Allais and Pascal Leroy, Food Policy, 2020 - doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.101806

Projects/Third-party funding

Duration: since 2019

Third-party funding: coming soon

with Olivier Allais, Philippe Caillou and Michèle Sebag

Duration: since 2020

Third-party funding: DataIA, Project HORAPEST, 2021-2024.

with Olivier Allais and Antoine Nebou

Duration: since 2019

Third-party funding: ANR, Project BeHealth, 2020-2023.

with Marion Leroutier, Hélène Ollivier and Aurélien Saussay

Duration: since 2022

Third-party funding: coming soon

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