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Curriculum Vitae

Current Main Position

Professor of Climate Economics and Sustainable Transition, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Brandhofgasse 5, A-8010 Graz

Head of the Doctoral School, Department of Economics, University of Graz, Universitaetsstrasse 15, A-8010 Graz

Head of Research Group Economics of Climate and Environmental Change, Wegener Center, University of Graz

phone: +43 316 380-8441, 8470 (secr.)
fax: +43 316 380-9830
e-mail: karl.steininger(at)uni-graz.at


1999    University of Graz
venia docendi "Economics" (Univ.-Doz.)
Thesis "International Trade and Transport" (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2001)
1990 – 1994University of Vienna      
Ph.D-Programme, Dr. rer.soc.oec. ("with distinction", April 1994)
Thesis "Trade and Environment" (Heidelberg: Physica, 1995)
1989 – 1990University of California, Berkeley      
Department of Economics, graduate studies
International trade (P. Bardhan), Macroeconomics (G. Akerlof),    
Environmental and resource economics (W. Hanemann, T. Fisher)
Global environmental problems (J. Harte)
1984 – 1988University of Vienna and University of Technology, Vienna
Master Programme Economics/Computer Science (combined programme)   
Thesis "The net financial transfer" (published in Quartalshefte der Girozentrale II/89)
Mag.rer.soc.oec. ("with distinction", October 1988)
Professional Experience
2019 – current

University of Graz, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

Professor in Climate Economics and Sustainable Transition

2004 – current University of Graz, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
Head of Research Group Economics of Climate and Global Change (EconClim)
1990 – current University of Graz, Department of Economics
Professor in Economics (1999) - (1990 Universitätsassistent, 1994 Assistant Professor)
Teaching classes in micro-, macroeconomics, international economics, economic policy and environmental and resource economics
Research in environmental and resource economics, international trade, development
1991 – 2016 Agricultural University Vienna, Department of Agricultural Economics
Lecturing resource economics
January 1997 University of Triest, Department of Economics    
Guest Professor
May 1990 – July 1990 World Bank , Environment Department, Policy and Research Division
Consultant, engaged in the projects: Environmental Accounting (Ernst Lutz), Water Supply Economics and Environmental Management (Mohan Munasinghe)
Oct. 1988 – June 1989 University of Technology, Vienna, Department of Economics      
Research and Teaching Assistant
Teaching courses in computer applications for economists, applied game theory
1985 – 1989 Girozentrale Vienna, Economics Department
Empirical research on developing and industrialized nations

Appointments and Academic

 2013 –    Austrian Academy of Sciences, Commission on Sustainable Mobility
 2000 –Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Committee on Global Change
 2003University of Technology Vienna, (C4-)Professor in “Resource Management”, listed
 2002University of Rostock, (C4-)Professor in “Resource Economics”, listed
 2000University of Innsbruck, (C4-)Professor in “International Economics”, listed
 2000Technical University Freiberg, Professor in “Resource Economics”, listed
 1999Austrian Economic Association (NÖG), Best Paper Award – Young Economist
 1989 – 1990Fulbright Commission US-Austrian Scholarship (UC Berkeley, US)

Scientific and Research Management

 2016 –        Chair, Executive board, Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA), www.ccca.ac.at
 2011 –Executive board of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG), www.noeg.ac.at
 2009 –National Committee, World Energy Council
 1999 –Country representative, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
 2014 – 2016Chair, Chapter of Environmental and Resource Economists (AUROe), Verein für Sociapolitik  www.auroe.info
 2011 – 2015Deputy Chair, Executive Board, Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA)
 2010 – 2015Steering Committee, Swiss Science Foundation, National Research Program NFP 65 “New Urban Quality”, www.nfp65.ch
 2012 – 2015Steering Committee, Green Tech Research Styria
 2006 – 2009Advisory Board, ERA-Net Climate Impact Research Coordination for a Larger Europe (CIRCLE), www.circle-era.net
 2003 – 2008

Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development, Austrian Federal Government

 1998 – 2005Working Group on Transport, Environmental Policy Committee, OECD 
 1996 – 1998Working Group on Sustainable Consumption, Tackling Environmental and Resource Management Program, European Science Foundation  
 1996 – 1997Working Group on Environmental Quality in European Space, Tackling Environmental and Resource Management Program, European Science Foundation

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