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Roman Hoffmann

Research Group Leader and Research Scholar

Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group

Population and Just Societies


Roman Hoffmann is a research scholar in the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program with affiliations at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Vienna and degrees in sociology and economics from the University of Munich.

Prior to his current positions, he has worked for the University of Vienna, the University of Munich, and the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning. In 2012, he was visiting researcher at the University of the Philippines, School of Economics in Manila. He has served as a consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Asian Development Bank, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the City of Munich, and several non-governmental organizations.

In his research, he studies the relationship between environmental change and population dynamics as well as resulting implications for sustainable development. His work focuses on diverse topics related to climate impacts on human livelihoods, climate-induced migration, adaptation and resilience, and environmental health. In addition, he is interested in factors influencing climate change mitigation and sustainability, including drivers of environmental concerns, pro-environmental behaviors, and support for climate action.

Last update: 11 JUN 2021


Hoffmann, R., Vinke, K., & Šedová, B. (2023). Strengthening the science–policy interface in the climate migration field. International Migration 10.1111/imig.13125. (In Press)

Brutschin, E. , Hoffmann, R., Kikstra, J. , Kuhn, M., Min, J. , Mintz-Woo, K. , Muttarak, R. , Pachauri, S. , Patange, O. , Riahi, K. , Schinko, T. , & Zimm, C. (2022). Just Transitions to Net-zero Carbon Emissions for ALL– JustTrans4ALL. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.

Freiberger, M., Hoffmann, R., & Prskawetz, A. (2022). Modelling disaster risk behaviour on the household level. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.