Dr. Roman Hoffmann

PostDoc
Hoffmann

Roman Hoffmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (project “East Africa, Peru, India Climate Capacities”) and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in Vienna (research group “Population, Environment and Sustainable Development”). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Vienna and degrees in sociology and economics from the University of Munich. In 2012, he was visiting researcher at the University of the Philippines, School of Economics in Manila. Prior to his current positions, he has worked for the University of Vienna, the University of Munich, and the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning. He has served as a consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Asian Development Bank, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the City of Munich, and several non-governmental organizations.

In his applied research, Roman studies the impacts of environmental change on human livelihoods and how populations respond and adapt to it. One pillar of his work is focused on the topic of climate migration. He is currently involved in several research projects that aim at enhancing the understanding of the complex mechanisms that shape environmentally induced migration processes by using innovative data and computational methods, such as meta-analysis and spatial modeling.

A second pillar of his work focuses on in-situ adaptation processes and resilience to environmental change, including research on the role of differential vulnerabilities to disasters and environmental impacts on health. He is co-leader of the Climate, Health and Population (CHAP) project funded by the City of Vienna. The project studies the impact of changing environmental conditions on population health in the metropolitan area of Vienna and forecasts future health burdens based on climate and population projections.

As final area of interest, Roman is working on issues of climate change mitigation. He is currently involved in different projects focusing on the determinants of pro-environmental decision-making and greener policies. He is guest editor of a special issue in the journal Sustainability on the role of education for sustainable development and coordinates the Regional Academy on the United Nations, an international extra-curricular education program with focus on sustainable development and international cooperation.

Department

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2417
roman.hoffmann[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Journal articles

  • Hoffmann, R., Dimitrova, A., Muttarak, R., Crespo Cuaresma, J., Peisker, J. (2020) "A meta-analysis of country-level studies on environmental change and migration". Nature Climate Change 10: 904–912, link to article
  • Vinke, K., Bergmann, J., Blochner, J., Uphaday, H., & Hoffmann, R. (forthcoming) „Migration as Adaptation?” Migration Studies
  • Vinke, K & Hoffmann, R. (2020), "Data for a difficult subject: Climate Change and Human Migration". Migration, Policy, Practice 10(1): 16-21, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R., Kittel, B., & Larsen, M., (forthcoming) “Information Exchange in Laboratory Markets: Competition, Transfer Costs, and the Emergence of Reputation”, Experimental Economics, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R. & Blecha, D. (2020): "Education and Disaster Vulnerability in Southeast Asia: Evidence and Policy Implications". Sustainability 12(4): 1401, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R. & Muttarak, R. (2020), “Greening through Schooling: Understanding the Link between Education and Pro-Environmental Behavior in the Philippines”, Environmental Research Letters 15(1): 014009, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R. (2019), “Evaluating an MFI Community Health Worker Program: How Microfinance Group Networks Influence Intervention Outreach and Impact”, Journal of Global Health 9 (2): 010435 link to article
  • Reindl, I., Hoffmann, R. & Kittel, B (2019), “Let the Others Do the Job: Comparing Public Good Contribution Behavior in the Lab and in the Field”, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 81: 73-83, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R. & Lutz, S.U. (2019), “The Health Knowledge Mechanism: Exploring the Link between Education and Health Lifestyles in the Philippines”, The European Journal of Health Economics 20:27-43, link to article
  • Hoffmann, R. & Muttarak, R. (2017), “Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future: Impacts of Education and Experience on Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines and Thailand” World Development, Vol. 96: 32-51, link to article

Contributions to edited volumes and books

  • Hoffmann, R. (2020), “Umwelt, Klima und Bevölkerung“ (“Environment, Climate and Population“). Forthcoming in Budlinger, H. (ed.), “Demographie und Wirtschaft”. Berlin: Springer
  • Dendorfer, J., Hoffmann, R., Theine, H. (2020), “Integrating environmental issues within party manifestos: Exploring trends across European welfare states”, forthcoming in Hvinden, B., Leiren, M.D. and Schoyen, M.A. (eds) “Social Policy and Climate Change: Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe”. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Hoffmann, R. & Blecha, D. (2020), „Education and Disaster Vulnerability in Southeast Asia: Evidence and Policy Implications” forthcoming in Hechanova, R. & Waelde, L. (eds.): “Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery from Disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia”. Bingley: Emerald Publishing
  • Hoffmann, R. (2019), contributing lead author to Haas, W., Moshammer, H., Muttarak, R. “APCC Special Report on Health, Demographics, and Climate Change”, link to report
  • Hoffmann, R. (2016) „Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit: Ursachen und empirische Befunde“ (Health Inequality: Causes and Empirical Evidence). In: Tomaschek, N. & Fritz, J.: University – Society – Industry. Münster: Waxmann, link to chapter                                                        

Working paper

  • Hoffmann, R. (2017), “Following the Peers: The Role of Social Networks for Health Care Utilization in the Philippines”, VID Working Paper 17/2017.
  • Rengs, B., Buber-Ennser, I., Kohlenberger, J., Hoffmann, R., Soder, M., Gatterbauer, M., Themel, K., & Kopf, J. (2017): “Labour Market Profile, Previous Employment and Economic Integration of Refugees: An Austrian Case Study”, VID Working Papers 13/2017. (paper)
  • Hoffmann, R. & Muttarak, R. (2015), “A Tale of Disaster Experience in Two Countries: Does Education Promote Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines and Thailand”, VID Working Paper 9/2015.
  • Hoffmann, R. & Reindl, I. (2015): Inclusive and Sustainable Business Strategies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Barriers and Drivers of Self-Regulation. Mimeo

Reports and background paper

  • Hoffmann, R. (2019), “Creating Opportunities through Vocational Training. Results of a Baseline Survey among Commercial Vehicle Drivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”. United Nations Industrial Development Organization: Vienna, Austria.
  • Hoffmann, R. (2014) “Achieving Food Security and Livelihoods for All: Agro-Industries, Technologies and Value Chains”. Background paper, UN Development Group Post-2015 Regional Consultation, Bratislava
  • Hoffmann, R. (2014) “The Living Situation of the Urban Poor in Metro Manila”, research report, Kasagana-Ka Development Center, Manila
  • Hoffmann, R. (2012) „Sozialer Zusammenhalt, Integration und Wohnzufriedenheit in dicht besiedelten Neubaugebieten. Erkenntnisse einer Studie am Beispiel der Messestadt Riem“, City of Munich

Ongoing projects

  • What Do We Know About Environmental Migration? A Meta-Analysis, with Muttarak R., Dimitrova, A., Crespo-Cuaresma, J. & Peisker, J
  • Environmental Migration and Well-Being in Peru, with Bergmann, J.
  • Information Exchange in Laboratory Markets: Competition, Transfer Costs, and the Emergence of Reputation, with Kittel, B., & Larsen, M
  • Reducing Disaster Risks through Education: Exploring the Mechanisms in Southeast Asia Using a Dynamic Household Model, with Freiberger, M. & Fürnkranz, A.
  • Exposure to Hazards, Environmental Concerns and Green Voting: Evidence from EU Elections, with Stanig, P., Muttarak, R. & Peisker, J.
  • Climate Change Adaptation under Liquidity Constraints: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Indonesia, with Rakhmetova, A.
  • Energy Access and Fertility: Micro Level Evidence from 20 Countries, with Belmin, C. & Pichler, P.P.
  • Greener Policies? Measuring Environmental Policy Integration in Party Manifestos in Europe, with Derndorfer, J. & Theine, H.

Talks and presentations

03/2020    Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (Berlin)
02/2020    Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (Vienna)
02/2020    Austrian Health Economics Association Annual Conference (Vienna)
11/2019    Wittgenstein Centre Conference (Vienna)
10/2019    DACH Conference (Vienna)
10/2019    Denk.Mal.Global, Volkshochschule Salzburg, Südwind (Salzburg)
06/2019    Ann. Conf. of the Eur. Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (Manchester)
06/2019    Research Dialogue: Science for Transformation, UNFCC (Bonn)
05/2019    Migration, Climate, Health and Socio-Ecological Data Integration Conference (Boulder)
05/2019    Eco + System Talk, ÖH University of Vienna (Vienna)
04/2019    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Austin)
01/2019    Denk.Mal.Global, Volkshochschule Linz, Südwind (Linz)
10/2018    Migration, Environment and Climate Change INED Conference (Paris)
10/2018    Sustainable European Welfare Societies Workshop (Oslo)
09/2018    Conference Adaptation in Motion: Linking Climate Change, Migration and Resilience (Bonn)
07/2018    Annual Meeting Asian Population Association (Shanghai)
06/2018    European Population Conference (Brussels)
05/2018    Center for Evaluation and Development (Mannheim)
05/2018    Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (Vienna)
04/2018    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Denver)
04/2018    Centre for European Social Research (MZES) Colloquium (Mannheim)
01/2018    UNconventional Workshop, Kollektiv (Linz)
01/2018    Eco + System Talk, ÖH University of Vienna (Vienna)
11/2017    Austrian Health Economics Association Annual Conference (Vienna)
11/2017    International Population Conference (Cape Town)
06/2017    Vienna Institute of Demography Colloquium (Vienna)
04/2017    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Chicago)
03/2017    Spring Meeting Young Economist (Halle)
03/2017    University of the Philippines School of Economics (Manila)
03/2017    Ateneo de Manila University (Manila)
02/2017    College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok)
11/2016    Conference Rational Choice Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications (Venice)
10/2016    IAS Seminar, Linköping University (Norrköping)
07/2016    Third ISA Forum of Sociology (Vienna)
06/2016    Workshop on Laboratory Experimental Sociology (Vienna)
06/2016    Annual International Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics, Verein für Socialpolitik (Heidelberg)
05/2016    Joint Annual Meeting of the Slovak and Austrian Economic Association (Bratislava)
05/2016    Quantitative Economics Doctorate Meeting (Amsterdam)
04/2016    Poverty and Inclusive Development. New Approaches and Challenges (Toulon)
03/2016    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Washington D.C.)
02/2016    Austrian Health Economics Association Annual Conference (Vienna)
01/2016    Conference on Current Trends in Public Sector Research (Brno)
01/2016    Health Economics Study Group Conference (Manchester)
09/2015    Vienna Institute of Demography (Vienna)
09/2015    British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference (Leeds)
05/2015    Competent in Competition and Health (Essen)
04/2015    University of the Philippines School of Economics (Manila)
11/2014    Austrian Health Economics Association Annual Conference (Vienna)
05/2012    Building and Planning Unit of the City of Munich (Munich)
11/2010    Conference Rational Choice Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications (Venice)


Teaching

Empirical social research, introductory course, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, winter 2016 & 2017 & 2018
Network analysis, introductory course, University of Vienna, summer 2015  & 2016
Quantitative data analysis and statistics, introductory course, University of Vienna, winter 2014  & summer 2016
Empirical research methods, advanced course, University of Vienna, summer 2013 & 2014 , winter 2012  & 2013
Microeconomics 1, introductory course, University of Vienna, winter 2013
Economic sociology, seminar, University of Munich, summer 2012
Empirical labor research with the GSOEP, research seminar, University of Munich, summer 2012
Urban development and integration, research seminar, University of Munich, winter 2011