Senior Research Scholar
Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group
Advancing Systems Analysis
BiographyStefan 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
Theron, S.N., Midgley, S., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Archer, E., Tramberend, S. , & Walker, S. (2023). Agricultural resilience and adaptive capacity during severe drought in the Western Cape, South Africa. Regional Environmental Change 23 (3) e98. 10.1007/s10113-023-02091-6.
Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Zhu, Q., Ciullo, A., Peisker, J. , & Van den Hurk, B. (2023). Differential Fiscal Performances of Plausible Disaster Events: A Storyline Approach for the Caribbean and Central American Governments under CCRIF. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change 10.1007/s41885-023-00126-0.
Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Šakić Trogrlic, Robert, Reiter, K., Ward, P.J., de Ruiter, M.C., Duncan, M.J., Torresan, S., Ciurean, R., Mysiak, J., Stuparu, D., & Gottardo, S. (2023). Towards a framework for systemic multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment and management. iScience e106736. 10.1016/j.isci.2023.106736. (In Press)
Bachner, G., Knittel, N., Poledna, S., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., & Reiter, K. (2023). Revealing indirect risks in complex socioeconomic systems: A highly detailed multi‐model analysis of flood events in Austria. Risk Analysis 10.1111/risa.14144. (In Press)
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. (2023). Climate Impact Storylines for Assessing Socio-Economic Responses to Remote Events. Climate Risk Management 40 e100500. 10.1016/j.crm.2023.100500.