Wolfram Schlenker is a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, where is the co-director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (ceep.columbia.edu) and the co-director of the Energy & Environment Concentration at SIPA. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science.
He previously was an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego. He was the Cargill Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future, and Visiting Scholar at the Princeton Environmental Institute and Department of Economics.
He received a Master in Engineering and Management Science (Diplom in Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
He has studied the effect of weather and climate on agricultural yields, how climate trends and the US biofuel mandate influences agricultural commodity prices, and how pollution impacts both agricultural yields and human morbidity.