Appointment of Doris Oberdabernig

Since March 1 2021 Doris Oberdabernig has been a university professor of economics with a focus on environmental economics at the Institute of Public Finance.


Doris Oberdabernig, born in 1984 in Villach, studied economics and international economics at the University of Innsbruck. After a short stay at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), she researched and taught at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). She also worked as a research associate at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). In April 2014, she received her PhD from the University of Innsbruck. Following her PhD, she researched and taught at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern. Doris Oberdabernig has repeatedly worked as a consultant for international organizations, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).



Doris Oberdabernig is an economist whose research combines topics from the fields of environmental economics, development economics, international economic linkages, and political economy. In doing so, she pursues two main research interests: On the one hand, she focuses on ecological footprints from different perspectives, on ecological impacts of economic development and international trade linkages, and on the effectiveness of national and international environmental policies and climate agreements; on the other hand, she addresses issues of socio-economic development, with special attention to different dimensions of economic and social inequality. In her research she mainly uses methods of applied econometrics.

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