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Arnim Scheidel

Arnim Scheidel is an ecological economist who holds a PhD from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Spain. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands. His main research interests are ecological economics, rural change and environmental conflicts, with a particular interest in the political ecology of development in Southeast Asia. Between field work and office time, he loves to play his violin in balkan/gipsy/swing sessions or to hike in the mountains of his home country Austria.


Advisory Board

  • Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, India
  • Ivonne Yanez, Acción Ecológica, Ecuador
  • Tatiana Roa, CENSAT, Colombia
  • Godwin Ojo, ERA, Nigeria
  • Henk Hobbelink, GRAIN, Barcelona
  • Patrick Bond, UKZN-CCS, South Africa
  • Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Anna Lora-Wainright, University of Oxford, UK
  • Leah Temper, ICTA-UAB, Spain
  • Paul Mohai, University of Michigan, USA
  • Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Begum Özkaynak, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

Ethics Advisor

  • Prof. Catherine Larrère, Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France