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Ali Kharrazi’s main interest concerns sustainability challenges of coupled economic-environmental systems and the development of models and metrics that can evaluate the resiliency of these systems to guide policy and decision making. At IIASA, he is examining the resilience of water, energy, and economic systems and their vulnerability to shocks and disturbances.
Dr. Kharrazi completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Mathematics at the City University of New York and earned a Master's degree at the London School of Economics in Information Systems. He holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from The University of Tokyo. His twitter account is: @arikaraji
Last update: 04-AUG-2015
Liang S, Yu Y, Kharrazi A , Fath B , Feng C, Daigger GT, Chen S, Ma T, et al. (2020). Network resilience of phosphorus cycling in China has shifted by natural flows, fertilizer use and dietary transitions between 1600 and 2012. Nature Food 1 (6): 365-375. DOI:10.1038/s43016-020-0098-6.
Zhang S, Wang D, Hong L, Ren H, Feng C, Liang Y, Kharrazi A , Yu Y, et al. (2020). Co-benefits and trade-offs of environmental pressures: A case study of Zhejiang’s socio-economic evolution. Journal of Cleaner Production 255: e120365. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120365.
Avtar R, Aggarwal R, Kharrazi A , Kumar P, & Kurniawan T (2020). Utilizing geospatial information to implement SDGs and monitor their Progress. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192 (1): e35. DOI:10.1007/s10661-019-7996-9.
Yu Y, Liang S, Zhou W, Ren H, Kharrazi A , & Zhu B (2019). A two-tiered attribution structural decomposition analysis to reveal drivers at both sub-regional and sectoral levels: A case study of energy consumption in the Jing-Jin-Ji region. Journal of Cleaner Production 213: 165-175. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.167.
Savaget P, Geissdoerfer M, Kharrazi A , & Evans S (2019). The theoretical foundations of sociotechnical systems change for sustainability: A systematic literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production 206: 878-892. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.208.
Kharrazi A , Kudo S, & Allasiw D (2018). Addressing Misconceptions to the Concept of Resilience in Environmental Education. Sustainability 10 (12): p. 4682. DOI:10.3390/su10124682.
Calvente A, Kharrazi A , Kudo S, & Savaget P (2018). Non-Formal Environmental Education in a Vulnerable Region: Insights from a 20-Year Long Engagement in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sustainability 10 (11): e4247. DOI:10.3390/su10114247.
Fan H, Akiyama T, & Kharrazi A (2018). An insight into the implementation of land use right transfer policy in China: a case study in the City of Zhangye. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 14 (2): 105-121. DOI:10.1504/IJARGE.2018.093961.
Zhou T, Akiyama T, Horita M, Kharrazi A , Kraines S, Li J, & Yoshikawa K (2018). The Impact of Ecological Restoration Projects in Dry Lands: Data-based Assessment and Human Perceptions in the Lower Reaches of Heihe River Basin, China. Sustainability 10 (5): e1471. DOI:10.3390/su10051471.
Akiyama T, Kubota J, Fujita K, Tsujimura M, Nakawo M, Avtar R, & Kharrazi A (2018). Use of Water Balance and Tracer-Based Approaches to Monitor Groundwater Recharge in the Hyper-Arid Gobi Desert of Northwestern China. Environments 5 (5): p. 55. DOI:10.3390/environments5050055.
Wang J, Li L, Li F, Kharrazi A , & Bai Y (2018). Regional footprints and interregional interactions of chemical oxygen demand discharges in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 132: 386-397. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.08.008.
Jacob A, Tiwari BN, Rankine H, Beerepoot M, Dacanay ML, Jiwanji M, Kharrazi A , Kim SH, et al. (2018). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific. United Nationa, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme
Akiyama T, Kharrazi A , Li J, & Avtar R (2018). Agricultural water policy reforms in China: a representative look at Zhangye City, Gansu Province, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190 (1) DOI:10.1007/s10661-017-6370-z.
Pérez-Guzmán K, Téllez-León E, Kharrazi A , Fath B , & Venegas-Martínez (2018). What makes Input-Output Tables of Trade of Raw Material Goods Peculiar Networks? The World and Mexican Cases. Revista Mexicana de Economía y Finanzas 13 (4): 483-505. DOI:10.21919/remef.v13i4.334.
Kharrazi A (2017). Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Big-data for Sustainable Development. Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor 34 (4): 17-21.
Sato M, Kharrazi A , Nakayama H, Kraines S, & Yarime M (2017). Quantifying the supplier-portfolio diversity of embodied energy: Strategic implications for strengthening energy resilience. Energy Policy 105: 41-52. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.02.024.
Yu Y, Zhou L, Zhou W, Ren H, Kharrazi A , Ma T, & Zhu B (2017). Decoupling environmental pressure from economic growth on city level: The Case Study of Chongqing in China. Ecological Indicators 75: 27-35. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.12.027.
Kharrazi A , Rovenskaya E, & Fath B (2017). Network structure impacts global commodity trade growth and resilience. PLoS ONE 12 (2): e0171184. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0171184.
Kharrazi A & Kakuwa M (2017). Scenario projects in Japanese government: Strategic approaches for overcoming psychological and institutional barriers. Futures 86: 18-26. DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2016.08.003.
Shortall R & Kharrazi A (2017). Cultural factors of sustainable energy development: A case study of geothermal energy in Iceland and Japan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79: 101-109. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.029.
Yu Y, Chen D, Hu S, Kharrazi A , & Zhu B (2017). Advancing factors influencing resource productivity through the use of the material utility framework. Journal of Cleaner Production 142 (4): 1892-1900. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.096.
Kharrazi A , Qin H, & Zhang Y (2016). Urban Big Data and Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities. Sustainability 8 (12): e1293. DOI:10.3390/su8121293.
Kharrazi A , Akiyama T, Yu Y, & Li J (2016). Evaluating the evolution of the Heihe River basin using the ecological network analysis: Efficiency, resilience, and implications for water resource management policy. Science of the Total Environment 572: 688-696. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.210.
Kharrazi A , Fath B , & Katzmair H (2016). Advancing Empirical Approaches to the Concept of Resilience: A Critical Examination of Panarchy, Ecological Information, and Statistical Evidence. Sustainability 8 (9): e935. DOI:10.3390/su8090935.
Kharrazi A & Fath B (2016). Measuring global oil trade dependencies: An application of the point-wise mutual information method. Energy Policy 88: 271-277. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.10.017.
Kharrazi A , Sato M, Yarime M, Nakayama H, Yu Y, & Kraines S (2015). Examining the resilience of national energy systems: Measurements of diversity in production-based and consumption-based electricity in the globalization of trade networks. Energy Policy 87: 455-464. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.09.019.
Yu Y, Ren H, Kharrazi A , Ma T, & Zhu B (2015). Exploring socioeconomic drivers of environmental pressure on the city level: The case study of Chongqing in China. Ecological Economics 118: 123-131. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.07.019.
Kharrazi A , Kraines S, Rovenskaya E, Avtar R, Iwata S, & Yarime M (2015). Examining the Ecology of Commodity Trade Networks using an Ecological Information-Based Approach: Towards Strategic Assessment of Resilience. Journal of Industrial Ecology 19: 805-813. DOI:10.1111/jiec.12328.
Sato M, Kharrazi A , Nakayama H, Kraines S, & Yarime M (2015). The resilience of embodied energy networks: a critical dimension for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global Environmental Research 19 (2): 187-198.
Yarime M & Kharrazi A (2015). Understanding the environment as a complex, dynamic natural-social system: Opportunities and challenges in public policies for promoting global sustainability. In: Modeling Complex Systems for Public Policies. Eds. Alves Furtado, B., Sakowski, P.A.M. & Tovolli, M., pp. 127-140 Brasilia, Brazil: Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).
Kharrazi A , Kraines S, Hoang L, & Yarime M (2014). Advancing quantification methods of sustainability: A critical examination emergy, exergy, ecological footprint, and ecological information-based approaches. Ecological Indicators: 81-89. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.10.003.
Kharrazi A , Rovenskaya E, Fath B , Yarime M, & Kraines S (2013). Quantifying the sustainability of economic resource networks: An ecological information-based approach. Ecological Economics 90: 177-186. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.03.018.
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