Asjad Naqvi

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)


Welcome to my personal website. I am currently based in Vienna, Austria where I am working as a Researcher Scholar, in the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). From 2011-2013, I was the founding Research Director at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research (New York) (2007-2012). Prior to 2007, I was based in Lahore, Pakistan working on various research projects, mostly involving RCTs, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Having lived in three different continents, the research topics I work on are fairly broad. Currently, I am interested in exploring topics of environment inequality, the role of finance in climate policies, North-South relationships via trade, migration, and finance, and cascading impact of climate shocks. I am dealing with these topics across various projects using macroeconomic models, agent-based models, and causal inference methods (RCTs, DiDs, RDDs). As a result, I am consistently writing code in Mathematica, NetLogo, and Stata, which I regularly publish on Twitter and Medium.

CV here

selected publications

  1. Sci Rep
    Assessing the cascading impacts of natural disasters in a multi-layer behavioral network framework
    Naqvi, Asjad, and Monasterolo, Irene
    Scientific Reports Dec 2021
  2. JCP
    Decoupling trends of emissions across EU regions and the role of environmental policies
    Naqvi, Asjad
    Journal of Cleaner Production 2021
  3. JFS
    Climate sentiments, transition risk, and financial stability in a stock-flow consistent model
    Dunz, Nepomuk, Naqvi, Asjad, and Monasterolo, Irene
    Journal of Financial Stability 2021
  4. Sci Data
    COVID-19 European regional tracker
    Naqvi, Asjad
    Nature Scientific Data Dec 2021