Irene Monasterolo

Irene Monasterolo is an Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Technical Assistance for the World Bank on compound covid and climate risks “COVID-19 Pandemic, Financial Shock and Natural Disasters: Assessing compound risks in four countries”. She is a visiting research fellow at Boston University and Bicocca University in Milan. Irene’s research has provided a major contribution to the macroeconomic and financial assessment of low-carbon transition policies and of climate-related financial risks in investors’ portfolios with the CLIMAFIN tool. Her research has been published on top-tier academic journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change and Ecological Economics. Irene leads the research area Environment-Economy interactions of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy and has coedited special issues on climate finance and policies in top tier academic journals. She has long experience in working at the research-policy interface, in collaboration with central banks, financial regulators, development finance institutions and the European Commission.

Luca De Angelis

Luca De Angelis is an Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bologna. Luca’s research interests include time series and financial econometrics, with recently a special focus on climate change econometrics. Since his PhD in Statistics, he published in several international econometric and economic journals, such as Econometric Theory, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Ecological Economics, and International Journal of Forecasting. He is also the Director of the Master programme in Quantitative Risk Management held by the Univeristy of Bologna and an active member of the newborn Alma Mater Research Institute on Global Challenges and Climate Change (Alma Climate) of the University of Bologna.

Angela Köppl

Angela Köppl received her Doctor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vienna in 1991. She joined the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna in 1985 where she successfully completed her post graduate studies in economics in 1987. From 1987-1991 she was research member of the Department of Economics at the IHS. In 1992 she joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) as a researcher in Environmental Economics. At WIFO she was appointed twice as deputy director. In 2002 she was visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She is board member of the Austria chapter of the Club of Rome and the Austrian Economic Association. She was board member of the Austrian Climate Change Center during the founding period. Her key areas of research are economics of climate change and climate policy, transformation of the energy system, and incentive-based instruments in environmental economics.


Nepomuk Dunz

Nepomuk Dunz is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU). Nepomuk holds a Master’s degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of Tübingen. He is currently working as a research assistant with the Risk and Resilience (RISK) program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and receiving a PhD scholarship from the Cusanuswerk in Germany. Nepomuk’s PhD and research focus on understanding under which conditions the introduction of climate-aligned policies could foster the scaling-up of green finance for a carbon-free transition, while avoiding financial instability, carbon leakage and inequality, for which he is involved in various projects.


Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig

Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig is Senior Economist in the research group “Environment, Agriculture and Energy” at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). Daniela holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Graz. She has long experience in applied, research and environmental policy assessment. Her key areas of research include climate and energy policy at the Austrian and EU level, with a focus on market-based instruments (environmental taxation, subsidies) as well as environmental innovation and policy indicators. She has been involved in many policy oriented research projects at the national level, in several cases as project coordinator and has participated in EU funded scientific projects.


Michael Miess

Michael Miess is a Research Associate at the Institute for Ecological Economics at WU Wien, a Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (IHS), and a part-time Research Assistant at the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) program at IIASA. Michael is an expert in macroeconomic modelling and calibration for academic and applied research with a variety of different modelling approaches. He has coordinated several national and international research and modelling projects with partners across Europe. In the last years, Michael has been researching on a wide range of topics, including the fields of (empirical) macroeconomics, agent-based modelling (ABM), empirical stock-flow consistent (SFC) macroeconomic modelling, DSGE and CGE modelling, endogenous credit-driven financial cycles, energy and environmental economics, bioeconomy transition pathways, and smoothing the low-carbon transition. Michael’s recently completed PhD thesis (Miess, 2019) has focused on expanding the technological frontier of macroeconomic empirical agent-based modelling.


Asjad is currently a post-doctoral Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) program since 2017. From 2013-2019 he was employed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and from 2011-2013, he was the Research Director at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Asjad received his Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research (New York) in 2012 and his Masters in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in 2004.

Asjad’s research experience in the last 15 years has led to collaborations with several well-renowned research institutions including the World Bank, Harvard Kennedy School, MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of Chicago. Asjad has published in several top economic journals including the Economic Journal, Health Economics, World Development, and the Ecological Economics. 


Andrea Mazzocchetti is postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU). Andrea holds a PhD from the University of Genoa in Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering (curriculum in Economics and Management).

During his PhD Andrea has participated in the project SYMPHONY, funded by the European Commission (FP7 program under grant n. 611875), working on the development of the large-scale macroeconomic agent-based model Eurace.

His main research interests include agent-based models (ABM), stock-flow consistent models (SFC), macroeconomics, financial stability and systemic financial risk.