27 November 2018

Best Paper Award for IIASA demographers

World population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz and Senior Researcher Jesus Crespo Cuaresma were awarded the 2018 WU City of Vienna Best Paper Award.

ESM Program Director Michael Obersteiner received the award on behalf of Jesus Crespo Cuaresma © WU

ESM Program Director Michael Obersteiner received the award on behalf of Jesus Crespo Cuaresma © WU

The WU City of Vienna Best Paper Award is a distinction awarded to the best articles published in the previous year, and is intended to encourage WU researchers to publish in internationally recognized journals. Two researchers from IIASA's World Population Program were honored for their scientific contribution in 2017.

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma received the prize for category 3: Articles on foreign language business communication, law, humanities, sociology, economic geography and interdisciplinary topics (e.g. interdisciplinary work in socioeconomics, non-profit organizations or gender research). The winning paper entitled "Economic Development and Forest Cover: Evidence from Satellite Data" was published in Scientific Reports and was coauthored by IIASA researchers Olha Danylo, Steffen Fritz, Ian McCallum, Michael Obersteiner, Linda See and Brian Walsh.

Wolfgang Lutz received the additional prize for "New Research Avenues" for his paper entitled "Global Sustainable Development priorities 500 y after Luther: Sola schola et sanitate" which was his new member contribution to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This prize was presented to a submission in any of the three categories to the most innovative paper, leading the way into new fields or connecting the research area to previously separated fields.

For more information please visit the WU website.

Publications

Lutz, W. (2017). Global Sustainable Development priorities 500 y after Luther: Sola schola et sanitate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (27), 6904-6913. 10.1073/pnas.1702609114.

Crespo Cuaresma, J., Danylo, O., Fritz, S., McCallum, I. , Obersteiner, M. , See, L. , & Walsh, B. (2017). Economic Development and Forest Cover: Evidence from Satellite Data. Scientific Reports 7, art.no.40678. 10.1038/srep40678.



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CONTACT DETAILS

Wolfgang Lutz

Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program

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Jesus Crespo Cuaresma

Research Scholar

Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program

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Research at POP

PUBLICATIONS

Chen, S., Fang, K., Dhakal, S., Kharrazi, A. , Tong, K., & Ramaswami, A. (2021). Reshaping urban infrastructure for a carbon-neutral and sustainable future. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174, e105765. 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105765.

Chen, S., Prettner, K., Kuhn, M., & Bloom, D.E. (2021). The economic burden of COVID-19 in the United States: Estimates and projections under an infection-based herd immunity approach. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 20, e100328. 10.1016/j.jeoa.2021.100328.

Mohd Idris, M.N., Hashim, H., Leduc, S., Yowargana, P., Kraxner, F., & Woon, K.S. (2021). Deploying Bioenergy for Decarbonizing Malaysian Energy Sectors and Alleviating Renewable Energy Poverty. Energy 232, e120967. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.120967.

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