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Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance

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Welthandelsplatz 1/D5/level 3
1020 Vienna, Austria

Research Interest

  • Climate change impact on the growth-finance-inequality nexus

  • Indicators of financial portfolios’ exposure to carbon stranded assets

  • Climate stress test of the financial system and macro-financial networks

  • Alignment of development banks’ flows to the 1.5 degrees target and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Stock-Flow Consistent Agent Based and System Dynamics models

  • Distributive effects of green monetary policies and green sovereign bonds

  • Climate change adaptation through the food-water-energy nexus

  • Role of quality of governance on EU funds absorption and citizens’ perception

Current Projects

  • "Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe” (PERCEIVE), H2020-REFLECTIVE-3-2015. Project coordinator: University of Bologna (IT). http://www.perceiveproject.eu/

  • “United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)-European Commission (EC) initiative “Building capacities for increased public investment in integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: 2012 – 2015: final program evaluation”.

  • “Green bonds: the missing link between finance and sustainability”. Collaborative international research project.

Recent Publications

  • Battiston S., Mandel A, Monasterolo I., Schuetze F. & G. Visentin (2016). A Climate stress-test of the EU financial system. Nature Climate Change, forthcoming.

  • Howarth C., Monasterolo I. (2016). Understanding barriers to decision making in the energy-food-water nexus: The added value of interdisciplinary approaches. Environmental Science & Policy Journal, Volume 61, July 2016, Pages 53–60.

  • Monasterolo, I., Pasqualino, R., Janetos, A.C. and Jones, A. (2016). Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems through the Lenses of a Complex System Thinking Approach - A Bibliometric Review. Agriculture, 6(3), p.44.

  • Monasterolo, I., Raberto, M. (2016). No Contest: Green versus Brown Subsidies under TTIP trade agreement. In Issues in Brief, The Pardee Center Series, Sept. 2016.

  • Pasqualino R., Jones AW., Monasterolo I., Phillips A. (2015). Understanding Global Systems Today—A Calibration of the World3-03 Model between 1995 and 2012. Sustainability. 2015; 7(8):9864-9889.

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