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Klaus Hubacek has been collaborating with the Land Use Change-project since 1999 and joined the project again in June 2001 to assess various development scenarios and their effect on land and water use, developing and applying an extended input-output model for different regions in China. Currently, he is also working on material flow analysis for trade relations between the EU, Eastern Europe, and other world regions.
Dr. Hubacek received a master's degree from the University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) in Vienna, Austria, and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in ecological economics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. From 1991 to 1996, he worked as a member of faculty at the department of Environmental Economics and Management at the WU in Vienna. Dr. Hubacek taught a number of courses in Environmental Economics and Applied Economics and was a visiting scholar and/or instructor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, University of Economics in Budapest, University of National and World Economics in Sofia, University of Copenhagen, and the University of Technology in Vienna. He has conducted studies for a number of public agencies and published on a variety of topics such as energy, appropriate technology, biodiversity, land use change, and scenario analysis.
Chen S, Long H, Chen B, Feng K, & Hubacek K (2019). Urban carbon footprints across scale: Important considerations for choosing system boundaries. Applied Energy: e114201. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114201. (In Press)
Zhang W, Liu M, Hubacek K, Feng K, Wu W, Liu Y, Jiang H, Bi J, et al. (2019). Virtual flows of aquatic heavy metal emissions and associated risk in China. Journal of Environmental Management 249: e109400. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109400.
Lin J, Du M, Chen L, Feng K, Liu Y, V Martin R, Wang J, Ni R, et al. (2019). Carbon and health implications of trade restrictions. Nature Communications 10 (1): e4947. DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-12890-3.
Lu Y, Wang Y, Zhang W, Hubacek K, Bi F, Zuo J, Jiang H, Zhang Z, et al. (2019). Provincial air pollution responsibility and environmental tax of China based on interregional linkage indicators. Journal of Cleaner Production 235: 337-347. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.293.
Vogt-Schilb A, Walsh B, Feng K, Di Capua L, Liu Y, Zuluaga D, Robles M, & Hubacek K (2019). Cash transfers for pro-poor carbon taxes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nature Sustainability 2 (10): 941-948. DOI:10.1038/s41893-019-0385-0.
Wang J, Lin J, Feng K, Liu P, Du M, Ni R, Chen L, Kong H, et al. (2019). Environmental Taxation and Regional Inequality in China. Science Bulletin DOI:10.1016/j.scib.2019.09.017. (In Press)
He P, Baiocchi G, Feng K, Hubacek K, & Yu Y (2019). Environmental impacts of dietary quality improvement in China. Journal of Environmental Management 240: 518-526. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.106.
Wang Q, Hubacek K, Feng K, Guo L, Zhang K, Xue J, & Liang Q-M (2019). Distributional impact of carbon pricing in Chinese provinces. Energy Economics 81: 327-340. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2019.04.003.
Liu X, Wang S, Wu P, Feng K, Hubacek K, Li X, & Sun L (2019). Impacts of Urban Expansion on Terrestrial Carbon Storage in China. Environmental Science & Technology DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b00103. (In Press)
Fang D, Chen B, Hubacek K, Ni R, Chen L, Feng K, & Lin J (2019). Clean air for some: Unintended spillover effects of regional air pollution policies. Science Advances 5 (4): eaav4707. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aav4707.
Zhao D, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, & Liu J (2019). Explaining virtual water trade: A spatial-temporal analysis of the comparative advantage of land, labor and water in China. Water Research 153: 304-314. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.025.
Termansen M, Chapman DS, Quinn CH, Fraser EDG, Jin N, Beharry-Borg N, & Hubacek K (2019). Modelling land use dynamics in socio-ecological systems: A case study in the UK uplands. Advances in Ecological Research 60: 125-152. DOI:10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.03.002.
Munoz Castillo R, Feng K, Sun L, Guilhoto J, Pfister S, Miralles-Wilhelm F, & Hubacek K (2019). The land-water nexus of biofuel production in Brazil: Analysis of synergies and trade-offs using a multiregional input-output model. Journal of Cleaner Production 214: 52-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.264.
Voinov A, Jenni K, Gray S, Kolagani N, Glynn PD, Bommel P, Prell C, Zellner M, et al. (2018). Tools and methods in participatory modeling: Selecting the right tool for the job. Environmental Modelling & Software 109: 232-255. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.028.
Jordan R, Gray S, Zellner M, Glynn PD, Voinov A, Hedelin B, Sterling EJ, Leong K, et al. (2018). Twelve Questions for the Participatory Modeling Community. Earth's Future 6 (8): 1046-1057. DOI:10.1029/2018EF000841.
White DJ, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, & Meng B (2018). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in East Asia: A tele-connected value chain analysis using inter-regional input-output analysis. Applied Energy 210: 550-567. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.159.
Munoz Castillo R, Feng K, Hubacek K, Sun L, Guilhoto J, & Miralles-Wilhelm F (2017). Uncovering the Green, Blue, and Grey Water Footprint and Virtual Water of Biofuel Production in Brazil: A Nexus Perspective. Sustainability 9 (11): p. 2049. DOI:10.3390/su9112049.
Duarte R, Feng K, Hubacek K, Sanchez-Choliz J, Sarasa C, & Sun L (2015). Modeling the carbon consequences of pro-environmental consumer behavior. Applied Energy 184: 1207-1216. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.09.101.
White DJ, Feng K, Sun L, & Hubacek K (2015). A hydro-economic MRIO analysis of the Haihe River Basin's water footprint and water stress. Ecological Modelling 318: 157-167. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.01.017.
Liu Z, Guan D, Wei W, Davis SJ, Ciais P, Bai J, Peng S, Zhang Q, et al. (2015). Reduced carbon emission estimates from fossil fuel combustion and cement production in China. Nature 524: 335-338. DOI:10.1038/nature14677.
Feng K, Hubacek K, Sun L, & Liu Z (2014). Consumption-based CO2 accounting of China's megacities: The case of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing. Ecological Indicators 47: 26-31. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.04.045.
Feng K, Davis SJ, Sun L, Li X, Guan D, Liu W, Liu Z, & Hubacek K (2013). Outsourcing CO2 within China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (28): 11654-11659. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1219918110.
Fraser EDG, Dougill AJ, Hubacek K, Quinn CH, Sendzimir J, & Termansen M (2011). Assessing vulnerability to climate change in dryland livelihood systems: Conceptual challenges and interdisciplinary solutions. Ecology and Society 16 (3): art.3. DOI:10.5751/ES-03402-160303.
Guan D & Hubacek K (2007). Assessment of regional trade and virtual water flows in China. Ecological Economics 61 (1): 159-170. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.02.022.
Hubacek K & Sun L (2007). Economic and Societal Changes in China and their Effects on Water Use. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RP-07-008. Reprinted from Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9(1-2):187-200 .
Guan D & Hubacek K (2006). Assessment of Regional Trade and Virtual Water Flows in China. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-06-003
Hubacek K & van den Bergh JCJM (2006). Changing concepts of "land" in economic theory: From single to multi-disciplinary approaches. Ecological Economics 56 (1): 5-27. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.03.033.
Haas W, Hertwich E, Hubacek K, Korytarova K, Ornetzeder M, & Weisz H (2005). The Environmental Impacts of Consumption: Research Methods and Driving Forces. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-05-027
Sun L, Hubacek K, & Guan D (2005). An analysis of China's water problems: A long-term perspective. In: Handbook of Sustainability Research. Eds. Filho, W. Lea, Germany: Frankfurt Peter Lang Scientific Publishers. ISBN 3-631-52606-7
Haas W, Hertwich E, Hubacek K, Korytarova K, Ornetzeder M, & Weisz H (2004). Approaches for Evaluating Sustainable Consumption Initiatives. Final Report submitted to The Society of Non-Traditional Technology (SNTT), Tokyo, Japan 
Korytarova K, Hubacek K, & Turton H (2004). CO2 Emissions from Consumption in Slovakia. In: Environmental Economics, Policy and International Relations: 6th Seminar of Postgraduate Students, Young Scientists and Researchers, 7-8 October 2004.
Sun L, Giljum S, & Hubacek K (2004). Beyond the simple material balance: A reply to Sangwong Suh's note on physical input-output analysis. Ecological Economics 48 (1): 19-22. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2003.09.004.
Hubacek K & Giljum S (2003). Applying physical input-output analysis to estimate land appropriation (ecological footprints) of international trade activities. Ecological Economics 44 (1): 137-151. DOI:10.1016/S0921-8009(02)00257-4.
Hammer M & Hubacek K (2002). Material Flows and Economic Development - Material Flow Analysis of the Hungarian Economy. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-02-057
Illge L, Hubacek K, & Gijum S (2002). Is there a role for EU Integrated Product Policy (IPP) in solving global environmental problems? Investigating IPP's capacity for correction at source in a global context. In: Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: "Global Environmental Change and the Nation State". Eds. Bierman, F., Brohn, R. & Dingwerth, K., pp. 183-191 Potsdam, Germany: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Reseach. ISSN: 14360179.
Hubacek K, Erickson JD, & Duchin F (2002). Input-Output Modeling of Protected Landscapes: The Adirondack Park. The Review of Regional Studies 32 (2): 207-222.
Hubacek K & Sun L (2001). A scenario analysis of China's land use and land cover change: Incorporating biophysical information into input-output modeling. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 12 (4): 367-397. DOI:10.1016/S0954-349X(01)00029-7.
Giljum S & Hubacek K (2001). International Trade, Material Flows and Land Use: Developing a Physical Trade Balance for the European Union. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-01-059
Hubacek K & Sun L (2001). A Scenario Analysis of China's Land Use and Land Cover Change: Incorporating Biophysical Information into Input-Output Modeling. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-01-013. Reprinted from Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 12:367-397 .
Hubacek K & Sun L (2000). Land Use Change at the National and Regional Level in China: A Scenario Analysis Based on Input-Output Modeling. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-00-053
Hubacek K & Sun L (2000). Dance with the increasing scarcity of land: A scenario analysis for China in 2025. IFAS-Forum: 9-16.
Hubacek K & Sun L (1999). Land Use Change in China: A Scenario Analysis Based on Input- Output Modeling. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-99-073
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