General information

Name Asjad Naqvi
Languages English (fluent), German (ÖSD/ÖIF B1, B2 courses), Urdu (native)

Research interests

Topics climate change, economic impacts, complex networks, North-South interactions, green investment, behavioral response to shocks, disaster risk reduction (DRR), disaster recovery financing
Methods Stock-flow consistent (SFC) macro models, agent-based models (ABMs), causal inference designs (DiD, RDDs, RCTs)



  • 2021 - 2023
    Distributional effects of climate shocks -- A macroeconomic perspective (DiOD)
    • ÖNB Jubiläumsfond
  • 2019 - 2021
    Scaling-up green finance to achieve the climate and energy targets: An assessment of macro-financial opportunities and challenges for Austria (GREENFIN)
    • Austrian Climate Research Program (ACRP)
  • 2018 - 2021
    Simulating the environmental and socio-economic effects of shared autonomous electric vehicles: the case of Vienna (SIMSAEV)
    • Austrian Climate Research Program (ACRP)
  • 2018 - 2019
    Possibilities of consciously shaping mobility through the application of the principle of sufficiency in the Austrian context (MOBALANCE)
    • FFG (Austria)
  • 2017 - 2019
    Sustainable Growth in the Presence of Complex Financial Markets
    • ÖNB Jubiläumsfond
  • 20176 - 2018
    Pathways towards a Prosperous and Just EU Bioeconomy (BIOWAY)
    • ÖNB Jubiläumsfond
  • 2013 - 2016
    Microbe Literacy Health Initiative (MLI)
    • UBS Optimus Foundation (Switzerland)
  • 2014 - 2019
    Building Capacity to use Research Evidence (BCURE)
    • Department for International Development (DfID) (UK)
  • 2012 - 2016
    Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (The CLEAR Initiative)
    • The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank (USA)

Peer-reviewing activities

  • Journals
    • Nature Climate Change, Nature Human Behavior, Climate Policy, Climatic Change, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Environmental Change, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, European Sociological Review
  • Donors
    • Österreichische Nationalbanks Jubiläumsfonds (ÖNB, Austria), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany)

Selected presentations

  • 2021
    • Advanced data visualizations with Stata, Keynote, Stata UK 2021 conference (online)
    • Modeling disasters impacts, cascading losses and economic complexity, UN OCHA(Geneva, Switzerland) (online)
  • 2020
    • Environmental Inequality in Austria - Implications for COVID-19, COVID-19 Future Operations Platform (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2019
    • Coupled climate-ecology-economy modeling and model hierarchies, Institut Henri Poincare (Paris, France)
    • Annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Regional Forschung (GfR), European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (Matrei in Osttirol, Austria)
    • 20th Annual Austrian Climate Center meeting (Klimatag), Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA) (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2018
    • Annual conference of the European Association Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) (Nice, France)
    • Knowledge Systems for Sustainability Collaborative (KSS), Climate KIC (European Comission) (Trento, Italy)
    • Annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Regional Forschung (GfR), European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (Innsbruck, Austria)
    • Uncovering the hidden cost of internal displacement, Internal Displacement Monitoring Cell (IDMC) (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 2017
    • Annual conference of the European Association Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) (Budapest, Hungary)
    • Instructor for the FMM Summer School (Berlin, Germany)
    • Annual conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) (Budapest, Hungary)
    • Annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Regional Forschung (GfR), European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (Spital am Phyrrn, Austria)

Teaching experience

  • 2014 -
    SEEP Masters Program, WU Vienna
    • Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften II (ZuWi II)
    • Environment and the Economy II
    • Environmental Change and Policy II (3 semesters)
    • Growth, Well-being, and Development (2 semesters)
    • Bridging course in Economics (2 semesters)
  • 2007 - 2010
    Computer Language Workshop, New School for Social Research
    • Computer labs for PhD courses in Stata, Mathematica, NetLogo
  • 2005 - 2006
    Economic Masters program, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
    • Development Economics
    • Econometrics I
  • 2001 - 2003
    University of London External Programme, University College Lahore
    • Mathematics for Economists
    • Advanced Mathematics for Economists
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Statistics I and II

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship (2007-2011)
  • Best poster award at the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), Budapest, Hungary (2017)
  • Eduard-März-Prize for the best paper at the AK Young Economists Conference, Vienna, Austria (2014)
  • IIASA Young Scientists Scholarshop Program (YSSP) (2012)
  • Winner of the Stockholm Challenge for RISEPAK website (2006)

Computer skills

  • Programming languages: Stata, Mathematica, NetLogo, R, MATLAB, Gephi, LaTeX, Markdown
  • Basic knowledge of: Ruby, Python, JavaScript, C++, Rust, HTML, CSS


  • Hobbies: photography, movies, sci-fi, music