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GILJUM Stefan, PD Dr.


Rese­arch Group Leader

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Welthandelsplatz 1/D1/level 2
1020 Vienna, Austria


Research Interest

  • Sustainable resource management

  • Environmental Accounting

  • Material Flow Analysis (MFA)

  • Environmental input-output models

  • Resource efficiency indicators

  • Eco-innovation

  • Industrial Ecology

  • Globalisation, international trade and development

    Current Projects


    • Bonn BioMRIO


    • MFA IX

    • DeuRess (Resource Use in Germany)

    • ECO-ICE (Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy)

      Recent Publications

      • Giljum S., Wieland H., Lutter S., Eisenmenger N., Schandl H., Owen A. 2019. The impacts of data deviations between MRIO models on material footprints: A comparison of EXIOBASE, Eora, and ICIO. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12833

      • Piñero, P., Bruckner, M., Wieland, H., Pongrácz, E., Giljum, S. 2018. The raw material basis of global value chains: allocating environmental responsibility based on value generation. Economic Systems Research. DOI: 10.1080/09535314.2018.1536038

      • Wood, R., Stadler, K., Simas, M., Bulavskaya, T., Giljum, S., Lutter, S., Tukker, A., 2018. Growth in environmental footprints and environmental impacts embodied in trade: Implications for resource efficiency. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12735.

      • Tukker, A., Giljum, S., Wood, R., 2018. Recent Progress in Assessment of Resource Efficiency and Environmental Impacts Embodied in Trade: An Introduction to this Special Issue. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12736.

      • Tukker, A., Koning, A., Owen, A., Lutter, S., Bruckner, M., Giljum, S., Stadler, K., Wood, R., Hoekstra, R., 2018. Towards Robust, Authoritative Assessments of Environmental Impacts Embodied in Trade: Current State and Recommendations. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12716.

      • Giljum, S., Bruckner, M., Lutter, S. 2018. Resource footprints. In: Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Editor: Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, and Stacy D. VanDeveer, 93-104. Oxon: Routledge.

      • Stadler, K., Wood, R., Bulavskaya, T., Södersten, C.-J., Simas, M., Schmidt, S., Usubiaga, A., Acosta-Fernández, J., Kuenen, J., Bruckner, M., Giljum, S., Lutter, S., Merciai, S., Schmidt, J.H., Theurl, M.C., Plutzar, C., Kastner, T., Eisenmenger, N., Erb, K.-H., de Koning, A., Tukker, A., 2018. EXIOBASE 3: Developing a Time Series of Detailed Environmentally Extended Multi-Regional Input-Output Tables. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12303.

      • Lutter, Franz Stephan, Giljum, Stefan, Bruckner, Martin. 2017. Data, Indicators and Targets for Comprehensive Resource Policies. In: Factor X. Challenges, Implementation, Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Hrsg. Harry Lehmann, Factor X/10 Club, 45-70. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

      • Giljum, S., Lutter, S., Bruckner, M., 2017. Measuring Natural Resource Use from the Micro to the Macro Level, in: Shmelev, S. (Ed.), Green Economy Reader. Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability. Springer, Berlin, pp. 161-182.

      • Wieland, H., Giljum, S., Bruckner, M., Owen, A., Wood, R., 2017. Structural production layer decomposition: a new method to measure differences between MRIO databases for footprint assessments, Economic Systems Research, DOI:10.1080/09535314.2017.1350831

      • Krausmann, F., Schandl, H., Eisenmenger, N., Giljum, S., Jackson, T., 2017. Material Flow Accounting: Measuring Global Material Use for Sustainable Development. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 42. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102016-060726.

      • Steinmann, Z., Schipper, A., Hauck, M., Giljum, S., Wernet, G., Huijbregts, M., 2017. Resource Footprints are Good Proxies of Environmental Damage. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 6360-6366.

      • Schandl, H., Fischer‐Kowalski, M., West, J., Giljum, S., Dittrich, M., Eisenmenger, N., Geschke, A., Lieber, M., Wieland, H., Schaffartzik, A., Krausmann, F., Gierlinger, S., Hosking, K., Lenzen, M., Tanikawa, H., Miatto, A., Fishman, T., 2017. Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Forty Years of Evidence. Journal of Industrial Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12626.

      • Giljum, S., Lutter, S., Bruckner, M., Wieland, H., Eisenmenger, N., Wiedenhofer, D., Schandl, H., 2017. Empirical assessment of the OECD Inter-Country Input-Output database to calculate demand-based material flows. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

      • Wieland, H., Giljum, S. 2016. Carbon footprint decomposition in MRIO models: identifying EU-supply chain hot-spots and their structural changes over time. EcolEcon Working Paper No.13/2016. Institute for Ecological Economics

      • Lutter, S. , Giljum, S., Lieber, M., Manstein, C. 2016. The Use of Natural Resources – Report for Germany 2016. German Environment Agency. Dessau-Roßlau.

      • Schanes, K., Giljum, S., Hertwich, E., 2016. Low carbon lifestyles: A framework to structure consumption strategies and options to reduce carbon footprints. Journal of Cleaner Production 139, 1033-1043.

      • Tukker, A., Bulavskaya, T., Giljum, S., de Koning, A., Lutter, S., Simas, M., Stadler, K., Wood, R., 2016. Environmental and resource footprints in a global context: Europe’s structural deficit in resource endowments. Global Environmental Change 40, 171-181.

      • Schandl H., Fischer-Kowalski M., West J., Giljum S., Dittrich M., Eisenmenger N., Geschke A., Lieber M., Wieland H. P., Schaffartzik A., Krausmann F., Gierlinger S., Hosking K., Lenzen M., Tanikawa H., Miatto A., Fishman T., 2016. Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity. An Assessment Study of the UNEP International Resource Panel. UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Paris.

      • Giljum, S., Wieland, H., Lutter, S., Bruckner, M., Wood, R., Tukker, A., Stadler, K., 2016. Identifying priority areas for European resource policies: a MRIO-based material footprint assessment. Journal of Economic Structures 5, 1-24.

      • Eisenmenger, N., Wiedenhofer, D., Schaffartzik, A., Giljum, S., Bruckner, M., Schandl, H., Wiedmann, T.O., Lenzen, M., Tukker, A., Koning, A., 2016. Consumption-based material flow indicators - Comparing six ways of calculating the Austrian raw material consumption providing six results. Ecological Economics 128, 177-186.

      • Lutter, S., Pfister, S., Giljum, S., ,Wieland, H., Mutel, C. 2016. Spatially explicit assessment of water embodied in European trade: A product-level multi-regional input-output analysis. Global Environmental Change 38, S. 171-182.

      • Lutter, S., Giljum, S., Bruckner, M. 2016. A review and comparative assessment of existing approaches to calculate material footprints. Ecological Economics 127 S. 1-10.

      • Eisenmenger, N., Giljum, S., Lutter, S., Marques, A., Theurl, M.C., Pereira, H.M., Tukker, A., 2016. Towards a conceptual framework for social-ecological systems integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services with resource efficiency indicators. Sustainability 2016, 8, 201-216.

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