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Research


Research interests

  • environmental and resource economics and policy
  • economics of climate change
  • transport and land use economics
  • CGE modeling (theoretical, applied)
  • dynamic modeling (OLG models, optimal control)

Ongoing projects

  • "Adjusting efforts in the global greenhouse: Responding to trade, technology and responsibility challenges of European energy and climate policies" (RE-ADJUST), Funded by ACRP (Austrian Climate and Research Programme, 5th Call), Climate & Energy Fund / FFG, In cooperation with Institut für Philosophie / UniGraz, IIASA / Laxenburg, Carnegie Melon University / USA, 2013-2015.

  • "Cost of Inaction: Assessing Costs of Climate Change for Austria" (COIN), Funded by ACRP (Austrian Climate and Research Programme, 5th Call), Climate & Energy Fund / FFG, In cooperation with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, University of Technology Vienna, Umweltbundesamt. Austrian Institute of Technology, Alpen Adria University, Joanneum Research. Vienna University of Technology, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Austrian Institute for Economic Research, Climate Change Centre Austria – Service Centre, 2013-2014.

  • "Adaptation costs – an economic assessment for prioritising adaptation measures and policies in a +2°C to +4°C world" (Adapt2to4). Funded by ACRP (Austrian Climate and Research Programme, 3rd Call), Climate & Energy Fund / FFG, In cooperation with Umweltbundesamt, Wegener Center / Research Group ReLoClim, Verkehrsplanung Käfer (Wien), Potsdamer Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Stockholm Environmental Institute / London Division. 2011–2014.

 Completed projects

  • "Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation in the Electricity Sector - The Case of Austria in a Continental European Context" (EL.ADAPT), Funded by ACRP (Austrian Climate and Research Programme, 2nd Call), Climate & Energy Fund / FFG. In cooperation with Wegener Center / Research Group ReLoClim, Institut für Erdwissenschaften / UniGraz, Institut für Elektrizitätswirtschaft und Energieinnovation / Technische Universität Graz und Joanneum Research. 2011 – 2013

  • "Responding to the challenges for international and European climate policy after Copenhagen" (RESPONSE), Funded by ACRP (Austrian Climate and Research Programme, 2nd Call), Climate & Energy Fund / FFG. In cooperation with Institut für Philosophie / UniGraz, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin), Department of Politics and International Relations / University of Oxford und Climate Policy Initiative (Venedig). 2011 –2012

  • "Adaptation to Climate Change in Austria" (ADAPT.AT). 1st call, ACRP (Austrian Climate Research Programme), Klima- & Energiefonds, Projektpartner: Universität für Bodenkultur und Joanneum Research. 2009-2012

  • Klimawandelanpassung im Aktivitätsfeld Wirtschaft (Industrie & Gewerbe, Handel, Versicherungswirtschaft) – Herausforderungen und Handlungsoptionen für Österreich (POSEIDON), Funded by Climate & Energy Fund / FFG. In cooperation with Umweltbundesamt, 2011

  • "The Social Costs of Adaptation: Approaches for an Evaluation of Adaptation Options" (SALDO). Funded by AUSTROCLIM 2010 (BMwAF, BMLFUW, BMWF). In cooperation with Umweltbundesamt. 2010 - 2011

  • “The Challenge of the European carbon market – emission trading, carbon leakage and instruments to stabilize the CO2 price” (ETCLIP), Funded by Austrian "Klima- und Energiefonds", research programme "NEUE ENERGIEN 2020". Project leader: WIFO, 2010-2011

  • "Carbon Content of Austrian Trade Flows in the European and International Trade Context" (ACCIT), Funded by Research Centre International Economics (FIW), 2009

  • ALTER-Net, EU-Integrated Project, Pilot Survey Austria „Öffentliche Meinung zur Natur“. In cooperation with Umweltbundesamt (Vienna), Sustainable Europe Research Institute (Vienna), 2008–2009.

  • "The Carbon Content of Austrian Trade Flows" (ACCIT), 2009 (for Research Center International Trade, funded by Austrian Internationalisation Drive).

  • "Catching-Up Growth, Permits reduction and Permits Reduction, and the Terms of Trade in an Interdependent World Economy" (PermitReduc). Funded by Austrian National Bank, Jubiläumsfonds, 2007 - 2008

  • “Spatial consumption/production structure and mobility-related CO2-emissions” (SPACON+), Funded by Austrian Academy of Sciences / Global Change Programme, 2005 - 2007

  • “Sustainable Food Consumption in Austria: Trends and Opportunities” (SUFO:TROP), Funded by Austrian Academy of Sciences /Global Change Programme, In cooperation with Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Vienna, 2005 - 2007

  • “Optimale Dynamische Naturschutzstrategien: Naturschutz, Konzentration auf charismatische Arten, Tourismus” (Optimal Dynamic Nature Conservation Strategies: Focus on Charismatic Species and Tourism), Funded by Austrian National Bank, Jubiläumsfonds. In cooperation with University of Klagenfurt and E.C.O. Ecology Institute, Klagenfurt, 2005

  • “Technologien und Wirkungen von Pkw-Road Pricing im Vergleich” (A Comparison of Technologies and Impacts of Car Road Pricing), Funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, and Water Management (BMLFUW). In cooperation with Technical University Graz, 2002 - 2004

  • “Environmentally Sustainable Transport: Pilot Study Austria”, Funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, and Water Management (BMLFUW). In cooperation with Technical University Graz and TRAFICO. 1999 - 2001

  • “Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme Austria”. Research coordination project, Funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, commissioned by the IHDP, Bonn. 1999 - 2003

  • “OECD Project Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Case Study Alpine Region – Austria”, Funded by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Youth and Family (BMUJF), commissioned by the OECD Environment Group. In cooperation with TRAFICO. 1998 - 1999

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