Maximilian Kardung is a Ph.D. candidate at the Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen University. Before this, he received his MSc degree in Urban Environmental Management with a specialization in Environmental Economics. For his MSc thesis, he worked together with Wageningen Economic Research. He analyzed the impact of spatial variation and governance on the willingness to pay for the Loonse and Drunense Duinen natural area in the Netherlands using a choice experiment.
Currently, he is working under the supervision of Prof. Justus Wesseler (Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group), and Dr. Dusan Drabik (Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy group). His research focuses on measuring and monitoring the bioeconomy. The research employs quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the economic, social, and environmental impacts of transitioning from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based economy.
He is working in the EU Horizon 2020 project “BioMonitor”, which aims to establish a sustainable statistics and modeling framework for the bioeconomy.