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Susanne Hanger joined IIASA's Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program in 2010. Her work focuses on decision making, governance and risk management in the context of climate and societal changes. Currently her main project at IIASA is FARM, addressing questions of drought risk management in agriculture in Europe and Austria. One underlying concern across most of her work is that of justice and fairness and trade-offs with alternative objectives and priorities.
Dr. Hanger holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich. It is in the Climate Policy Group of this department where she currently works on the Horizon 2020 project TRANSrisk on the risks and uncertainties associated with alternative climate mitigation pathways. Within this project, but also more generally, her methodological focus lies in text analysis, expert elicitation and the survey method, for which discourse analysis and cultural theory often provide a useful background.
Dr. Hanger’s broad methodological background stems from her graduate training in theoretical and applied geography at the University of Vienna. There she specialized on regional development and EU policy with a regional emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Hanger also studied romance languages at the University of Vienna and was, for several years, actively involved in the foundation and running of a European Youth Media NGO.
Last update: 24-NOV-2016
Hanger-Kopp S, Bayer J, Surminski S, Nenciu C, Lorant A, Ionescu R, & Patt A (2017). Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: A comparative study of Austria, England and Romania. Risk Analysis DOI:10.1111/risa.12881.
Robledo-Abad C, Althaus HJ, Berndes G, Bolwig S, Corbera E, Creutzig F, Garcia-Ulloa J, Geddes A, et al. (2017). Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policy-making remains limited. GCB Bioenergy 9 (3): 541 -556. DOI:10.1111/gcbb.12338.
Robledo-Abad C, Althaus HJ, Berndes G, Bolwig S, Corbera E, Creutzig F, Garcia-Ulloa J, Geddes A, et al. (2017). Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policy-making remains limited. GCB Bioenergy 9 (3): 541-556. DOI:10.1111/gcbb.12338.
Hanger S, Linnerooth-Bayer J, & Lorant A (2016). Disaster Risk Insurance As an Instrument Risk-Based Pricing Vs. Distributive Justice: Potential Trade-Offs. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hanger S, Komendantova N, Schinke B, Zejli D, Ihlal A, & Patt A (2016). Community acceptance of large-scale solar energy installations in developing countries: Evidence from Morocco. Energy Research & Social Science 14: 80-89. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2016.01.010.
Hanger S & Riegler M (2016). Anreize zur Reduktion von Schäden durch Naturkatastrophen mit besonderem Augenmerk auf Möglichkeiten im Kontext von Kompensation und Versicherung von Hochwasserschäden. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-003
Lilliestam J & Hanger S (2016). Shades of green: Centralisation, decentralisation and controversy among European renewable electricity visions. Energy Research & Social Science 17: 20-29. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2016.03.011.
Mañez M, Carmona M, Haro D, & Hanger S (2016). Risk perception. In: Novel Multi-Sector Partnerships in Disaster Risk Management. Results of the ENHANCE project. Eds. Aerts, Jeroen & Mysiak, Jaroslav, pp. 51-67 Brussels, Belgium: EU FP7 project ENHANCE.
Berkhout F, Bouwer LM, Bayer J, Bouzid M, Cabeza M, Hanger S, Hof A, Hunter P, et al. (2015). Editorial - European policy responses to climate change: progress on mainstreaming emissions reduction and adaptation. Regional Environmental Change 15 (6): 949-959. DOI:10.100/s10113-015-0801-6.
Hanger S, Haug C, Lung T, & Bouwer LM (2015). Mainstreaming climate change in regional development policy in Europe: Five insights from the 2007-013 programming period. Regional Environmental Change 15 (6): 973-985. DOI:10.1007/s10113-013-0549-9.
Keating A, Mechler R, Mochizuki J, Kunreuther H, Bayer J, Hanger S, McCallum I, See L, et al. (2014). Operationalizing Resilience Against Natural Disaster Risk: Opportunities, Barriers, and a Way Forward. Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
Hanger S, Steinhilbner S, & Pfluger B (2013). Enhancing synergies between European renewables and regional development policies. RESPONSES Project
Patt A, Rayner T, Berkhout F, Bouwer LM, Hanger S, & Schleich J (2013). Guidance on a Strategic Climate Assessment Approach. Deliverable 9.4, FP7 RESPONSES Project - European Responses to Climate Change (3 April 2013)
Berkhout F, Bouwer LM, Bayer J, Bouzid M, Cabeza M, Hanger S, Hof A, Hunter P, et al. (2013). Deep Emissions Reductions and Mainstreaming of Mitigation and Adaptation: Key Findings. RESPONSES Project
Hanger S, Pfenninger S, Dreyfus M, & Patt A (2013). Knowledge and information needs of adaptation policy-makers: A European study. Regional Environmental Change 13 (1): 91-101. DOI:10.1007/s10113-012-0317-2.
Bouwer LM, Hanger S, Haug C, & Lung T (2013). Climate change impacts across Europe and the role of EU regional policy in adaptation. RESPONSES Project
Hanger S (2012). Supporting adaptation to climate change through European cohesion policy. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Hanger S, Lung T, Haug C, & Bouwer LM (2011). Catalogue of programmes and policies related to regional development and infrastructure ("Baseline assessment"). Deliverable D6.1, FP7 RESPONSES Project - European Responses to Climate Change (January 2011)
Pfenninger S, Hanger S, Dreyfus M, Dubel A, Hernandez-Mora N, Esteve P, Varela-Ortega C, Watkiss P, et al. (2010). Report on perceived policy needs and decision contexts. Deliverable 1.1, FP7 MEDIATION Project (30 June 2010)
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