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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


Sakic Trogrlic, R., Reiter, K., Ciurean, R.L., Gottardo, S., Torresan, S., Daloz, A., Ma, L., Padrón Fumero, N., Tatman, S., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., de Ruiter, M.C., Schlumberger, J., Harris, R., Garcia-Gonzalez, S., García-Vaquero, M., Arévalo, T., Hernandez-Martin, R., Mendoza-Jimenez, J., Ferrario, D., Geurts, D., Stuparu, D., Tiggeloven, T., Duncan, M., & Ward, P. (2024). Challenges in assessing and managing multi-hazard risks: A European stakeholders perspective. Environmental Science & Policy 157 e103774. 10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103774.

Tavoni, M., Andreoni, P, Calcaterra, M., Calliari, E., Deubelli, T. , Mechler, R. , Hochrainer-Stigler, S., & Wenz, L. (2024). Economic quantification of Loss and Damage funding needs. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 10.1038/s43017-024-00565-7.

Strelkovskii, N. , Poledna, S., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Sakic Trogrlic, R., Reiter, K., & Daniell, J. (2024). Assessing transboundary and intersectoral spillovers of multiple natural hazards in the Danube Region using a large-scale macroeconomic agent-based model. In: 3rd International Conference Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World Addressing Compound and Multi-Hazard Risk, 12-13 June 2024, Amsterdam.