Insa Theesfeld Ph.D. is a Professor in Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy & Resource Governance at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). She is an agricultural and institutional economist. A significant strand of her work explores the governance of shared natural resources and the interdependencies between property rights. Her geographical focus is on postsocialist countries. As a common scholar, she is currently serving as the President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons.