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Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler

Senior Research Scholar

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler is a senior research scholar with the Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) research group at IIASA, and the leader of the Systemic Risk Analysis and Modeling theme. He is a member of the board of directors of the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society and the board of directors for the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI). Dr. Hochrainer-Stigler studied statistics with a focus on mathematical statistics at the Department of Statistics and Decision Support Systems and Sociology, empirical branch, at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna.

His main research interests include risk management of systemic risk and extreme events such as natural disasters in developing countries, statistical (stochastic) modeling of rare and systemic events, extreme value theory, dependency of risks using copula approaches, econometrics, and multivariate analysis. He has published widely, including a number of books, book chapters and articles in major peer-reviewed journals such as Nature and Global Environmental Change. Dr. Hochrainer-Stigler is a regularly invited speaker at major scientific conferences and insurance meetings and has also facilitated and participated in high-level workshops in the Caribbean, Madagascar, Turkey, the Philippines, India and Mexico.

Last update: 23 FEB 2021


van den Hurk, B., Baldissera Pacchetti, M., Ciullo, A., Coulter, L., Dessai, S., Ercin, E., Goulart, H., Hamed, R., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Koks, E., Kubiczek, P., Levermann, A., Mechler, R. , van Meersbergen, M., Mester, B., Middelanis, R., Minderhoud, K., Mysiak, J., Nirandjan, S., Otto, C., Sayers, P., Sillman, J., Schewe, J., Shepherd, T.G., Stuparu, D., vogt, T., & Witpas, K. (2022). Climate Impact Storylines for Assessing Socio-Economic Responses to Remote Events. SSRN Electronic Journal 10.2139/ssrn.4090562. (Submitted)

Ward, P.J., Daniell, J., Duncan, M., Dunne, A., Hananel, C., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Tijssen, A., Torresan, S., Ciurean, R., Gill, J.C., Sillmann, J., Couasnon, A., Koks, E., Padrón-Fumero, N., Tatman, S., Tronstad Lund, M., Adesiyun, A., Aerts, J., Alabaster, A., Bulder, B., Campillo Torres, C., Critto, A., Hernández-Martín, R., Machado, M., Mysiak, J., Orth, R., Palomino Antolín, I., Petrescu, E.-C., Reichstein, M., Tiggeloven, T., Van Loon, A.F., Vuong Pham, H., & de Ruiter, M.C. (2022). Invited perspectives: A research agenda towards disaster risk management pathways in multi-(hazard-)risk assessment. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions 22 (4) 1487-1497. 10.5194/nhess-22-1487-2022.

Sillmann, J., Christensen, I., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Huang-Lachmann, J., Juhola, S., Kornhuber, K., Mahecha, M., Mechler, R. , Reichstein, M., Ruane, A.C., Schweizer, P.-J., & Wiliiams, S. (2022). ISC-UNDRR-RISK KAN Briefing note on systemic risk. International Science Council , Paris, France. 10.24948/2022.01.