Sven Wunder is a Principal Economist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Livelihoods Program, based in the Regional Office in Belém, Brazil.
Prior to CIFOR, he worked as a Senior Researcher for the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen (1997-99), in IUCN’s Forest Conservation Program in Ecuador (1993-96), and in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Danida, Copenhagen (1992-93).
He holds a DSc. in Forestry, a PhD and Ma in Economics, all from the University of Copenhagen (PhD Visiting Student in Oxford, UK). He is a Danish citizen, born in Germany. Beyond that, he has lived and worked in Brazil, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, and the UK, and is fluent in six languages.
Sven has published around 70 scientific publications, of which about half peer-reviewed, including eight books. He has worked and published on natural resource management topics such as forest conservation, deforestation, payments for environmental services, ecotourism, non-timber forest products, but also on poverty, macroeconomics, trade, income distribution, development assistance, and economic history.
Author's website: Center for International Forestry Research