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Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group
Advancing Systems Analysis Program
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Dr. Finn Laurien is a research scholar in the Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) research group within the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program. His current scientific interests include the analysis and modeling of driving factors of resilience, compound risks and sustainable transformation. His recent research projects include the measurement of resilience indicators in the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, and the assessment of compound risks due to climate and disaster risks. At IIASA, he works on developing resilience typologies and community adaptation pathways towards a more resilient and sustainable development. He has experience in quantitative and qualitative methods and contributed to the interdisciplinary collaborations between scientists and practitioner at national regional and regional scales. Furthermore, Dr. Laurien is interested in the broader topic of monitoring and evaluating sustainability processes with financial and non-financial performance indicators.
Before joining IIASA, Dr. Laurien worked at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, the Department of Geography and Regional Science and the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research at the University of Graz (Austria).
In 2020, Dr. Laurien received his doctoral degree, which focused on comprehensive risk management and systems thinking approaches, from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Dr. Laurien is trained in economics (MSc) and geography (MSc) with a focus on environmental system sciences from the University of Graz. Furthermore, he was enrolled in several Erasmus programs and studied at Universities in Exeter (UK), Bucharest (Romania) and Barcelona (Spain).
Last update: 02 MAR 2021
Rozer, V., Surminski, S., Laurien, F., McQuistan, C., & Mechler, R. (2021). Multiple resilience dividends at the community level: A comparative study on disaster risk reduction interventions in different countries. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper 385/Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Paper 357, London School of Economics and Political Science
Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Laurien, F, Velev, S., Keating, A., & Mechler, R. (2020). Standardized disaster and climate resilience grading: A global scale empirical analysis of community flood resilience. Journal of Environmental Management 276, e111332. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111332.
Szoenyi, M., Laurien, F., & Keating, A. (2020). Flood resilience measurement for communities: data for science and practice. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-3934. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.
Laurien, F., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Keating, A., Campbell, K., Mechler, R. , & Czajkowski, J. (2020). A typology of community flood resilience. Regional Environmental Change 20 (1), e24. 10.1007/s10113-020-01593-x.
Rovenskaya, E. , Aghababaei Samani, K., Baklanov, A. , Ermolieva, T., Folberth, C. , Fritz, S., Hadi, H., Javalera Rincón, V. , et al. (2019). Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Systems Analysis of the 21st Century. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-010
Campbell, K.A., Laurien, F., Czajkowski, J., Keating, A., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., & Montgomery, M. (2019). First insights from the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool: A large-scale community flood resilience analysis. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 40, e101257. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101257.
Laurien, F. & Keating, A. (2019). Evidence from Measuring Community Flood Resilience in Asia. ADB Economics Working Paper Series, no.595. 10.22617/WPS190484-2.
Laurien, F., Keating, A., Mechler, R. , Etienne, E., Velev, S., Szoenyi, M., McQuistan, C., Ianni, F., et al. (2019). Lessons Learned from Measuring Flood Resilience. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-007
Laurien, F., Keating, A., & Szoenyi, M. (2019). Disaster resilience measurement: data for science and practice. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Mechler, R. , Calliari, E., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T. , Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Aerts, J., Botzen, W., et al. (2018). Science for Loss and Damage. Findings and Propositions. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R. , Bouwer, L., Schinko, T. , Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 3-37 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_1.
Mechler, R. , McQuistan, C., McCallum, I., Liu, W. , Keating, A., Magnuszewski, P., Schinko, T. , Laurien, F., et al. (2018). Supporting Climate Risk Management at Scale. Insights from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Partnership Model Applied in Peru & Nepal. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R. , Bouwer, L., Schinko, T. , Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 393-424 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_17.
Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Mechler, R. , & Laurien, F. (2017). Fiscal resilience challenged. In: The GAR Atlas: Unveiling Global Disaster Risk. pp. 47-52 United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Geneva, Switzerland.
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