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Steininger, K.W., Posch, A., Thaller, A., Romirer, C., Maier, R., Fleiß, E., Jäger, G., Nabernegg, S., Plakolb, S., Heinfellner, H., Thaller, O., Schulev-Steindl, E., (2024), Knowledge integration in policy development and assessment for sustainable passenger transport transformation,
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 128, 104081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2024.104081

Maier, R., Posch, A., Proß, C., Plakolb, S., Steininger, K.W. (2023), Cutting social costs by decarbonizing passenger transport, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 122, 103878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2023.103878

López Prol, J., Steininger, K.W., Williges, K., Grossmann, W.D., Grossmann, I. (2023), Potential gains of long-distance trade in electricity, Energy Economics, 106739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2023.106739

Unegg, M.C., Steininger, K.W., Ramsauer, C., Rivera-Aguilar, M. (2023), Assessing the environmental impact of waste management: A comparative study of CO2 emissions with a focus on recycling and incineration, Journal of Cleaner Production 415, 137745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137745

Steininger, K.W., Williges, K., Meyer, L., Maczek, F., Riahi, K. (2022), Sharing the effort of the European Green Deal among countries, Nature Communications 13, 3673. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31204-8

Williges, K., Meyer, L., Steininger, K.W., Kirchengast, G. (2022), Fairness critically conditions the carbon budget allocation across countries, Global Environmental Change 74, 102481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102481

Huber, S., Steininger, K.W. (2022), Critical Sustainability Issues in the Production of Wind and Solar Electricity Generation as well as Storage Facilities and Possible Solutions, Journal of Cleaner Production 339, 130720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.130720

Dugan, A., Mayer, J., Thaller, A., Bachner, G., Steininger, K.W. (2022). Developing policy packages for low-carbon passenger transport: A mixed methods analysis of trade-offs and synergies. Ecological Economics 193, 107304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107304

Abermann, J., Theurl, M., Frei, E., Hynek, B., Schöner, W., Steininger, K.W. (2022). Too expensive to keep – bidding farewell to an iconic mountain glacier? Regional Environmental Change 22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-022-01912-4

Mayer, J., Dugan, A., Bachner, G., Steininger K.W. (2021). Is carbon pricing regressive? Insights from a recursive-dynamic CGE analysis with heterogeneous households for Austria. Energy Economics 105661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105661

Thaller, A., Posch, A., Dugan, A., Steininger, K.W. (2021). How to design policy packages for sustainable transport: balancing disruptiveness and implementability. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 91, 102714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102714

Steininger, K. W., Meyer, L., Nabernegg, S., Kirchengast, G. (2020). Sectoral carbon budgets as an evaluation framework for the built environment. Buildings and Cities 1(1), 337-360. https://doi.org/10.5334/bc.32

Habert, G., Röck, M., Steininger, K., Lupisek, A., Birgisdottir, H., Desing, H., … Lützkendorf, T. (2020). Carbon budgets for buildings: harmonising temporal, spatial and sectoral dimensions. Buildings and Cities 1(1), 429-452. http://doi.org/10.5334/bc.47

Faehn, T., G. Bachner, R. Beach, J. Chateau, S. Fujimori, M. Ghosh, M. Hamdi-Cherif, E. lanzi, S. Paltsev, T. Vandyck, B. Cunha, R. Garaffa and K. Steininger (2020). Capturing key energy and emission trends in CGE models: Assessment of status and remaining challenges. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 5(1), 196-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.050106AF

Bachner, G., Wolkinger, B., Mayer, J., Tuerk, A., Steininger, K.W. (2020), Risk assessment of the low-carbon transition of Austria’s steel and electricity sectors, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 35: 309-332. doi: j.eist.2018.12.005   Article

Bachner, G., Mayer J., Steininger, K.W., Anger-Kraavi, A., Smith, A., Barker, T.S. (2020). Uncertainties in macroeconomic assessments of low-carbon transition pathways - The case of the European iron and steel industry, Ecological Economics 172, 106631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106631


Lopez Prol, J., Steininger, K.W. (2020). Photovoltaic self-consumption is now profitable in Spain: effects of the new regulation on prosumers' internal rate of return, Energy Policy 113, 621-622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.06.019

Lopez-Prol, J., Steininger, K.W., Zilberman, D. 2020. The Cannibalization Effect of Wind and Solar in the California Wholesale Electricity Market. Energy Economics 85, January 2020, 104552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104552

van Ginkel, K.C.H., Botzen, W.J.W., Haasnoot, M., Bachner, G., Steininger, K.W., Hinkel, J., Watkiss, P., Boere, E., Jeuken, A., Sainz de Murieta, E., Bosello, F. 2019. Climate change induced socio-economic tipping points: review and stakeholder consultation for policy relevant research. Environmental Research Letters (2019). https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6395

Bachner, G., Mayer, J., Steininger, K.W. (2019). Costs or benefits? Assessing the economy-wide effects of the electricity sector’s low carbon transition – The role of capital costs, divergent risk perceptions and premiums. Energy Strategy Reviews 26, 100373. doi: j.esr.2019.100373


Bachner, G., Steininger, K.W., Williges, K., Tuerk, A. (2019), The economy-wide effect of large scale renewable electricity expansion in Europe: the role of integration costs, Renew. Energy 134: 1369-1380.  doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.09.052   Article


Unterberger, C., Hudson, P., Botzen, WJW., Schroer, K., Steininger, K.W. (2019), Future Public Sector Flood Risk and Risk Sharing Arrangements, Ecol. Econ. 156: 153-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.09.019   Article

Mayer, J., Bachner, G., Steininger, K.W. (2019), Macroeconomic implications of switching to process-emission-free iron and steel production in Europe, Journal of Cleaner Production 210: 1517-1533; doi: j.jclepro.2018.11.118    Article

Unterberger, C, Brunner, L., Nabernegg, S., Steininger, K.W., Steiner, A., Stabentheiner, E., Monschein, S., Truhetz, H. (2018), Spring frost risk for regional apple production under a warmer climate, PLOS ONE (online: July 25, 2018): 1-18. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200201   Article


Steininger, K.W., Munoz, P., Karstensen, J., Peters, G., Strohmaier, R. Velazquez, E. (2018), Austria´s consumption based greenhouse gas emissions: Indentifying sectoral sources and destinations. Global Environmental Change 48: 226-242. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.11.011   Article


Wolkinger, B., Haas, W., Bachner, G., Weisz, U., Steininger, K.W., Hutter, H.-P., Delcour, J., Griebler, R., Mittelbach, M., Maier, P., Reifeltshammer, R. (2018), Evaluating health co-benefits of climate change mitigation in urban mobility, Int. J. of Env. Res. Public Health 15: 880-907.  doi:10.3390/ijerph15050880  Article


López-Prol, J., Steininger, K.W. (2018), The social profitability of photovoltaics in Germany, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 26: 631–641. doi: 10.1002/pip.2988  Article


López-Prol, J., Steininger, K.W. (2017), Photovoltaic self-consumption regulation in Spain: profitability analysis and alternative regulation schemes. Energy Policy 108:742-754. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.06.019  Article


Schinko, T., Bachner, G., Schleicher, S., Steinigner, K.W. (2017). Modeling for insights not numbers: The long-term low-carbon transformation. Atmósfera 30 (1): 137-161; doi: 10.20937/ATM.2017.30.02.05. Article

Steininger, K.W., Lininger, C., Meyer, L.H., Munoz, P., Schinko, T. (2016), Multiple carbon accounting to support just and effective climate policies, Nature Climate Change,6: 35-41, online Nov 23, 2015; doi: 10.1038/nclimate2867 Article

Steininger, K.W., Bednar-Friedl, B., Formayer, H., König, M. (2016), Consistent economic cross-sectoral climate change impact scenario analysis: method and application to Austria, Climate Services 1: 39-52; doi: 10.1016/j.cliser.2016.02.003 Article

Grossmann, W., Grossmann, I., Steininger, K.W. (2015), Solar electricity supply isolines of generation capacity and storage, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 112(12): 3663-3668; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1316781112 Article

Steininger, K.W., Bachner, G. (2014), Extending car-sharing to serve commuters: An implementation in Austria, Ecological Economics 101: 64-66; doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.03.001 Science Direct

Kulmer, V., Koland, O., Steininger, K.W., Fuerst, B., Kaefer, A. (2014), The interaction of spatial planning and transport policy: A regional perspective on sprawl, The Journal of Transport and Land Use 7: 1-13; doi: 10.5198/jtlu.v7i1.360 Article

Steininger, K.W., Lininger, C., Droege, S., Roser, D., Tomlinson, L, Meyer, L. (2014), Justice and cost effectiveness of consumption-based versus production-based approaches in the case of unilateral climate policies, Global Environmental Change 24: 75-87; doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.10.005 Science Direct

Schinko, T., Bednar-Friedl, B., Steininger, K.W., Grossmann, W. (2014), Switching to carbon-free production processes: Implications for carbon leakage and border carbon adjustment, Energy Policy 67: 818-831; doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.077 Science Direct

Grossmann, W.D., Grossmann, I., Steininger, K.W. (2014), Solar electricity generation across large geographic areas, part II: A Pan-American energy system based on solar, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 32: 983-993; doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.01.003 Science Direct

Grossmann, W.D., Grossmann, I., Steininger, K.W. (2013), Distributed solar electricity generation across large geographic areas, Part I: A method to optimize site selection, generation and storage, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 25: 831-843 ; doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.08.018 Science Direct

Bednar-Friedl, B., Schinko, T., Steininger, K.W. (2012), The relevance of process emissions for carbon leakage: A comparison of unilateral climate policy options with and without border carbon adjustment, Energy Economics, 34, Suppl 2: S168-S180; doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2012.038 Science Direct

Steininger, K.W., Schmid, C., Tobin, A. (2012), Regional and climate mitigation impacts of expanding the heavy duty vehicle charge to the secondary road network: A quantitative analysis for Austria, Empirica, 39(2): 261-278 ; doi: 10.1007/s10663-012-9184-9 Science Direct

Wolkinger, B., Steininger, K.W., Damm, A., Schleicher, S., Grossmann, W., Türk, A., Tatzber, F., Steiner, D. (2012), Implementing Europe’s climate targets at the regional level, Climate Policy, 12(6): 667-689; doi: 10.1080/14693062.2012.669096 Science Direct

Grossmann, W., Steininger, K.W., Schmid, C., Grossmann, I. (2012), Investment and Employment from Large-Scale Photovoltaics up to 2050, Empirica, 39(2): 165-189 ; doi: 10.1007/s10663-012-9185-8 Science Direct

Köppl, A., Steininger, K.W. (2012), The Climate Challenge for the Energy System, Empirica, 39(2): 157-163,doi: 10.1007/s10663-012-9190-y Science Direct

Steininger, Karl W. and Wojan, Tim (2011), Economic Impact of Bioenergy Development Some evidence from Europe and the US Incidence, Eurochoices, 10/(3), December 2011, pages 31-37, doi: 10.1111/j.1746-692X.2011.00214.x Article

Bednar-Friedl, B., Koland, O., and K.W. Steininger (2011), Urban Sprawl and Policy Responses: A General Equilibrium Analysis of Residential Choice, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(1), January, 145-168, doi:10.1080/09640568.2010.502766 Article

Munoz, P, Steininger, K.W. (2010), Austria´s CO2 responsibility and the carbon content of its international trade, Ecological Economics, 69(10), 2003-2019, doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.05.017, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.05.017. Article

Trink, T., Schmid, C., Schinko, T., Steininger, K.W., Kettner, C., Loibnegger, T., Pack, A., Töglhofer, C. (2010), Regional Economic Impacts of Biomass Based Energy Service Use: A Comparison Across Crops and Technologies for East Styria, Austria, Energy Policy, 38: 5912-5926, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.05.045. Article

Grossmann, W.D., Grossmann, I., and K.W. Steininger (2010), Indicators to determine winning renewable energy technologies with an application to photovoltaics, forthcoming in Environmental Science and Technology, 44(13), 4849–4855, doi:10.1021/es903434q, Science Direct

Kalinowska, D. and K.W. Steininger (2009), Distributional impacts of car road pricing: Settlement structures determine divergence across countries, Ecological Economics , 68 (2009): 2890-2896,doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.07.004, Article

Grossmann, W.D., Steininger, K.W., Grossmann, I., and L. Magaard (2009), Indicators on Economic Risk from Global Climate Change, Environmental Science and Technology, 43(16): 6421–6426, doi: 10.1021/es8035797, Article

Steininger, K.W., B. Friedl and B. Gebetsroither (2007), Sustainability Impacts of Car Road Pricing: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Austria, Ecological Economics, 63: 59-69, doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.09.021, Article

Steininger, K.W. and H. Voraberger (2003), Exploiting the Medium-term Biomass Energy Potentials in Austria: A Comparison of Costs and Macroeconomic Impact. Environmental and Resource Economics 24: 359-377, doi:10.1023/A:1023680125027, Article

Steininger, K.W. (2002), The Foreign Trade and Sectoral Impact of Truck Road Pricing for Cross-Border Trade: A CGE Analysis for a Small Open Economy, Environmental and Resource Economics 23: 213-253, doi:10.1023/A:1021263213158, Article

Friedl, B. and K.W. Steininger (2002), Environmentally Sustainable Transport: Definition and Long-Term Economic Impacts for Austria, Empirica 29: 163-180, doi:10.1023/A:1015600911243, Article

Steininger, K.W. (2002), Transport, Access and Economic Growth, World Economics 3: 75-91, Article

Prettenthaler, F. and K.W. Steininger (1999), From Ownership to Service Use Lifestyle: The Potential of Car Sharing, Ecological Economics 28: 443-453, doi:10.1016/S0921-8009(98)00109-8, Article

Farmer, K. and K.W. Steininger (1999), Reducing CO2-Emissions Under Fiscal Retrenchment: A Multi-Cohort CGE-model for Austria, Environmental and Resource Economics 13: 309-340, doi:10.1023/A:1008243611666, Article

Steininger, K.W. (1998), Spatial Discounting: An Empirical Investigation into Human Preferences, Indian Journal of Applied Economics 7: 253-268.

Breuss, F. and K.W. Steininger (1998), Biomass Energy Use to Reduce Climate Change: A General Equilibrium Analysis for Austria, Journal of Policy Modeling 20: 513-535, doi:10.1016/S0161-8938(97)00073-2, Article

Schwarz, E. and K.W. Steininger (1997), Implementing Nature´s Lesson: The Industrial Recycling Network Enhancing Regional Development, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 5, No. 1-2 (Special Issue: Industrial Ecology): 47-56, doi:10.1016/S0959-6526(97)00009-7, Article

Steininger, K.W., C. Vogl and R. Zettl (1996), Car-sharing organizations: The size of the market segment and revealed change in mobility behavior, Transport Policy 3 No.4: 177-185, doi:10.1016/S0967-070X(96)00024-8, Article

Steininger, K.W. (1994), Illusion in the Depletion of Common Property Resources, Int. Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 4 No.3: 267-282, doi:10.1504/IJEP.1994.028360, Article

Steininger, K.W. (1994), Reconciling Trade and Environment: Towards a Comparative Advantage for Long Term Policy Goals, Ecological Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Special Issue: Trade and the Environment): 23-42,doi:10.1016/0921-8009(94)90014-0, Article



Steininger, K., M. Koenig, B. Bednar-Friedl, L. Kranzl, W. Loibl and F. Prettenthaler (eds.), Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts. Development of a Cross-Sectoral framework and Results for Austria. Springer, 2015. 468 pp. Book

Cogoy, M. and K.W. Steininger (eds.), The Economics of Global Environmental Change: International Cooperation for Sustainability, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007

Steininger, K.W., C. Steinreiber und C. Ritz (Hrsg.), Extreme Wetterereignisse und ihre wirtschaftlichen Folgen, Heidelberg: Springer, 2005, 246 S.

Köppl, A. und K.W. Steininger (Hrsg.), Reform umweltkontraproduktiver Förderungen in Österreich. Energie und Verkehr. Graz: Leykam, 2004, 204 S.

Steininger, K.W. and H. Weck-Hanemann (eds.), Global Environmental Change in Alpine Regions: Recognition, Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002, 271 pp.

Steininger, K.W., International Trade and Transport. Spatial Structure and Environmental Quality in a Global Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2001, 160 pp.

Steininger, K.W., Trade and Environment, The Regulatory Controversy and a Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of Unilateral Environmental Action. Heidelberg: Physica, 1995, 219 p.


Recent other journal publications:

Kirchengast, G., Madner, V., Schulev-Steindl, E., Steininger, K., Hollaus, B., Karl, M. (2017), Flughafen Wien: VfGH behebt Untersagung der dritten Piste durch das BVwG wegen Willkür - Besprechung. Recht der Umwelt 2017/06: 252-261.

Kirchengast, G., Madner, V., Schulev-Steindl, E., Steininger, K., Hollaus, B., Karl, M. (2017), Flughafen Wien: Untersagung der dritten Piste durch das BVwG - Besprechung. Recht der Umwelt 2017/03: 121-131.


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