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Vered Blass

Guest Senior Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Guest Senior Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


Dr. Vered Blass is a Research Scholar associated with the Energy program (ENE) and the Transition to New Technologies program (TNT) at IIASA. She is a lecturer at the Coller School of Management in Tel Aviv University, Israel. She established and currently leads the Industrial Ecology research lab at Tel Aviv University.

Her main area of expertise is using Industrial Ecology tools for Management and Policy decisions. Her current research focus is on life cycle thinking and evaluating environmental impacts of new business models, new technologies, production, and consumption patterns using variety of advanced modeling tools. Dr. Blass also collaborates with management scholars on the interface of Operations Management and Industrial Ecology fields.

Her current research with IIASA includes integration of LCA data, consumer preference surveys and policy measures into Agent Based Models and measuring the economic, social and environmental outcomes in those models.

Dr. Blass serves as a member of a special consulting team to the current Minister of Finance in Israel. In the past, she was a member of the technical expert committee for the Green Industry Platform lead by UNIDO.

Dr. Blass holds PhD and MA degrees in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Last update: 21 JUL 2017