Dr. Venus is the research group leader of Bioeconomy Economics. Her research lies in the fields of ecological economics, agricultural economics and development economics with a focus on environmental valuation, value chain governance, public acceptance and financing of new technologies and impact assessment.
She received her doctorate (Dr. rer. pol) in Economics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. After completing her PhD, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Munich (2022-2023). In March 2023, she assumed the role of Research Group Leader of Bioeconomy Economics at the University of Passau.
Dr. rer. pol., Technical University of Munich, Germany
M.Sc. in Life Science Economics & Policy, Technical University of Munich, Germany
B.A. in Economics (Minors: German and Environmental Studies), Boston College, USA
Residue valorization for bio-based products in developing countries: bridging the gap between technical knowledge and socio-economic realities: ReValueD (BMBF Bioeconomy as Societal Change; 2023-2028)
- Grassworks: What works in grassland restoration in Germany? (BMBF, FEdA Initiative on Research in Conservation of Biodiversity; 2021-2023)
- Greening the international coffee value chain (TUM Global Incentive Fund; 2021-2022)
- Value Chain Financing for Climate Smart Agriculture (BMBF, Bioeconomy International; 2020-2023)
- Friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower (EU Horizon 2020; 2017-2020: Fish)
Villalba, R., Venus, T.E., Sauer, J. (2023). The Ecosystem Approach to Agricultural Value Chain Finance: A Framework for Sustainable Rural Credit. World Development, 164, 106177.
Venus, T. E., & Sauer, J. (2022). Certainty pays off: The public’s value of environmental monitoring. Ecological Economics, 191, 107220.
Alp M, Batalla RJ, Bejarano MD, … Venus, T.E., et al (2022). Introducing HyPeak: An international network on hydropeaking research, practice, and policy. River Research Applications.
Venus, T. E., Strauss, F., Venus, T. J., & Sauer, J. (2021). Understanding stakeholder preferences for future biogas development in Germany. Land Use Policy, 109, 105704.
Venus, T. E., Bilgram, S., Sauer, J., & Khatri-Chettri, A. (2021). Livelihood vulnerability and climate change: a comparative analysis of smallholders in the Indo-Gangetic plains. Environment, Development and Sustainability.
Venus, T. E., Smialek, N., Pander, J., Harby, A., & Geist, J. (2020). Evaluating Cost Trade-Offs between Hydropower and Fish Passage Mitigation. Sustainability, 12(20), 8520.
Venus, T. E., Hinzmann, M., Bakken, T. H., Gerdes, H., Godinho, F. N., Hansen, B., … Sauer, J. (2020). The public’s perception of run-of-the-river hydropower across Europe. Energy Policy, 140, 111422.