Dr. Markus Lehmann is a senior programme management officer with U.N. Environment, heading the Economic Policy Unit of the Biodiversity Convention Secretariat. He was part of the core team preparing the report for national and international policymakers under the global initiative on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), and was the coordinating lead author of Chapter 6 of this report, on subsidy reform.
Prior to joining the United Nations, he held various research and teaching positions in economics in Germany, including with Free University Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He published extensively on various aspects of environmental and resource economics. He holds a doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from Free University Berlin.