dr. Julian Kirchherr
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Julian Kirchherr is an assistant professor in sustainable business and innovation studies at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University. He has completed his doctorate at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. His research examines sustainability transformations. He is particularly interested in the role the private sector can play in these transformations.

Prior to joining academia, Julian was a consultant and project manager at McKinsey & Company. He has also worked as a journalist for more than ten years. His work has appeared in outlets such as The Guardian, Project Syndicate, Huffington Post, China Daily, Bangkok Post, Myanmar Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. At the age of 20, he was elected as a City Councilor in Werl, Germany, and also served as a County Councilor in Soest, Germany. 

Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
sustainable development; circular economy; water; dams; environmental movements
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All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Fung, Zali, Pomun, Teerapong, Charles, Katrina J. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2018). Mapping the social impacts of small dams: The case of Thailand’s Ing River basin. Ambio
Kirchherr, J.W. (2018). Strategies of Successful Anti-Dam Movements: Evidence from Myanmar and Thailand. Society and Natural Resources, 31 (2), (pp. 166-182).
Kirchherr, Julian & Matthews, Nathanial (2018). Technology transfer in the hydropower industry: An analysis of Chinese dam developers’ undertakings in Europe and Latin America. Energy Policy, 113, (pp. 546-558) (13 p.).
Kirchherr, Julian, Piscicelli, Laura, Bour, Ruben, Kostense-Smit, Erica, Muller, Jennifer, Huibrechtse-Truijens, Anne & Hekkert, Marko (2018). Barriers to the Circular Economy - Evidence From the European Union (EU). Ecological Economics, 150, (pp. 264-272).
  2018 - Professional publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Repp, L., van Santen, Ralf, Verweij, P.A., Hu, Xi & Hall, Jim (2018). Greening the Belt and Road Initiative - WWF's Recommendations for the Finance Sector. WWF.
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Kirchherr, Julian (16.05.2017). Conceptualizing Chinese engagement in South-East Asian dam projects: evidence from Myanmar’s Salween River. International Journal of Water Resources Development, (pp. 1-17) (17 p.). doi: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1322942.
Kirchherr, Julian, J. Charles, Katrina & Walton, Matthew J. (2017). The interplay of activists and dam developers - the case of Myanmar’s mega-dams. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 33 (1), (pp. 111-131) (21 p.).
Kirchherr, Julian, Matthews, Nathanial, Charles, Katrina J. & Walton, Matthew J. (2017). “Learning it the Hard Way”: Social safeguards norms in Chinese-led dam projects in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Energy Policy, 102, (pp. 529-539) (11 p.).
Kirchherr, Julian, Reike, Denise & Hekkert, Marko (2017). Conceptualizing the circular economy: An analysis of 114 definitions. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 127, (pp. 221-232) (12 p.).
  2017 - Professional publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Hekkert, M.P., Bour, Ruben, Huijbrechtse-Truijens, Anne, Kostense-Smit, Erica & Muller, Jennifer (06.11.2017). Breaking the Barriers to the Circular Economy. Deloitte.
  2017 - Popularising publications
Kirchherr, J.W. & Biswas, Asit K. (2017). Expensive academic conferences give us old ideas and no new faces. The Guardian
Kirchherr, J.W. & van Santen, Ralf (2017). Learning From Singapore’s Circular Water Economy. China Water Risk
Kirchherr, J.W. & Walton, Matthew J. (2017). It’s time to renegotiate hydro contracts on the Thanlwin. Frontier Myanmar
Kirchherr, J.W. & Walton, Matthew J. (03.01.2017). The NLD should start 2017 by scrapping the Myitsone dam. Myanmar Times
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Disselhoff, Tim & Charles, Katrina J. (2016). Safeguards, financing, and employment in Chinese infrastructure projects in Africa: the case of Ghana’s Bui Dam. Waterlines, 35 (1), (pp. 37-58).
Kirchherr, Julian & Charles, Katrina J. (2016). The social impacts of dams - A new framework for scholarly analysis. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 60, (pp. 99-114) (16 p.).
Kirchherr, Julian, Charles, Katrina J. & Walton, Matthew J. (2016). Multi-causal pathways of public opposition to dam projects in Asia: A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). Global Environmental Change, 41, (pp. 33-45).
Kirchherr, Julian, Pohlner, Huw & Charles, Katrina J. (2016). Cleaning up the big muddy: A meta-synthesis of the research on the social impact of dams. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 60, (pp. 115-125).
Kirchherr, Julian, Pomun, Teerapong & Walton, Matthew J. (2016). Mapping the Social Impacts of 'Damocles Projects' - The Case of Thailand's (as yet Unbuilt) Kaeng Suea Ten Dam. Journal of International Development
  2016 - Professional publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Denruyter, J.-P. & So Oo, Shoon (2016). Myanmar’s Energy Challenge: Drivers, Outlook and Policy Options. The Oxford-Myanmar Policy Brief Series, 1.1.
  2016 - Popularising publications
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (03.05.2016). Higher education that helps young land jobs. The Straits Times
Kirchherr, J.W. (12.09.2016). How to avoid anti-dam-protests. Global Water Forum
Kirchherr, J.W. (06.06.2016). Why we urgently need more research on the social impacts of dams. Global Water Forum
Kirchherr, J.W. & Biswas, Asit K. (03.03.2016). The Tough Life of an Academic Entrepreneur. The Straits Times
  2015 - Professional publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Klier, Julia & Stern, Sebastian (2015). Europe's E-Government Opportunity. McKinsey Insights
Muschter, Sebastian, Klier, Julia, Kirchherr, J.W., Saß, Björn & Momburg, Nicolas (2015). E-Government in Deutschland – Eine Bürgerperspektive. McKinsey & Company
  2015 - Popularising publications
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2015). Europe’s Airpocalypse. Project Syndicate
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2015). India's 'Airpocalypse'. The Diplomat
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2015). Prof, no one is reading you. The Straits Times
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Suder, Katrin, Thiel, Lea & Kirchherr, Julian (2014). Enhancing Capital Availability for Startups - A Toolkit for Policy Makers. Global Policy, 5 (2), (pp. 253-255) (3 p.).
  2014 - Professional publications
Kirchherr, J.W., Scherf, Gundbert & Suder, Katrin (2014). Creating Growth Clusters: What Role for Local Government?. McKinsey Insights
Suder, Katrin, Schröder, Jürgen & Kirchherr, J.W. (2014). Start-up-Förderung durch Städte und Gemeinden in NRW. Städte- und Gemeinderat
  2013 - Popularising publications
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2013). Pros and Cons of Shale Gas for China. China Daily
Biswas, Asit K. & Kirchherr, J.W. (2013). Raising Water Awareness: The Case of Singapore. Global Policy
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