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Paul completed his doctoral studies in 2008 at the University of Innsbruck Austria. He joined the department in 2009 after a research visit at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in the fields of political economy, environmental economics, insurance economics and development economics with a focus on natural hazards. His research has been published, among others, in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Journal of Public Economics.

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Paul is a founding member and current director of SoDa Labs, a co-founder and one of the directors the commercial spin-off KASPR Datahaus PTY LTD and co-founder of the IP Observatory.

Research interests

Political Economy, Environmental Economics, Insurance Economics, Development Economics

Supervision interests

Political Economy, Environmental Economics, Insurance Economics, Development Economics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Political Economy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Insurance Economics
  • Development Economics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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