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Reinhard Mechler

PD Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Reinhard Mechler
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CV

2009
WU, Lecturer
1999
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Deputy Director, Program on “Risk, Policy, Vulnerability”
1998-2001
Ph.D Program "Natural Disasters", University of Karlsruhe
1994-1998
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW),Research Assistant

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Awards and Honors

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Classifications

  • 1608 Global warming (Details)
  • 2928 Environmental economics (Details)
  • 5300 Economics (Details)
  • 5353 Environmental economics (Details)
  • 5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 5924 Environmental economics (Details)
  • 5943 Risk research (Details)

Expertise

  • Economics of climate change

Activities

Position in scientific committee
  since 2015 Basque Centre for Climate Change - International Scientific Advisory Board
  since 2013 Climate Change Centre Austria - Vertreter fuer WU
Member of the editorial board
  since 2013 @Risk
  since 2012 Climate Risk Management
  since 2010 Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Publications

Book (monograph)

2013 Amendola, Aniello, Ermolieva, Tatiana, Mechler, Reinhard, Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne. 2013. Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modeling. Supporting Policy Processes.. Heidelberg: Springer. (Details)
2004 Mechler, Reinhard. 2004. Natural Disaster Risk Management and Financing Disaster Losses in Developing Countries. Karlsruhe: Verlag Versicherungs-wirtschaft (VVW). (Details)

Journal article

2017 Junko, Mochizuki, Stefan, Hochrainer-Stigler, Mechler, Reinhard, Adriana, Keating. 2017. An Overdue Alignment of Risk and Resilience Thinking. Disasters 1, 1-31. (Details)
  Schinko, Thomas, Mechler, Reinhard. 2017. Applying Recent Insights From Climate Risk Management to Operationalize the Loss and Damage Mechanism. Ecological Economics 136, 296-298. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2017. Climate policy: Transparency for Loss and Damage. Nature Climate Change 7, 687-688. (Details)
  Keating, Adriana, Campbell, Karen, Mechler, Reinhard, Magnuszweski, Piotr, Mochizuki, Junko, Liu, Wei, Szoenyi, Michael, McQuistan, Colin. 2017. Disaster resilience: What it is and how it can engender a meaningful change in development policy. Development Policy Review 35 (1), 65-91. (Details)
2016 Schinko, Thomas, Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan. 2016. A methodological framework to operationalize climate risk management: managing sovereign climate-related extreme event risk in Austria. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change , 1-24. open access (Details)
  Keating, Adriana, Venkateswaran, A., Szoenyi, Michael, McClune, K., Mechler, Reinhard. 2016. From event analysis to global lessons: disaster forensics for building resilience. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16 (7), 1603-1616. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Schinko, Thomas. 2016. Identifying the policy space for climate loss and damage. Science 354 (3610), 290-292. (Details)
  Mochizuki, Junko, Keating, Adriana, Mechler, Reinhard, Egan, Callahan, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan. 2016. If Numbers Can Speak, Who Listens? Creating Engagement and Learning for Effective Uptake of DRR Investment in Developing Countries. PLoS Currents. 1-6. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2016. Reviewing estimates of the economic efficiency of disaster risk management: opportunities and limitations of using risk-based cost–benefit analysis. Natural Hazards 81 (3), 2121-2147. (Details)
2015 Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard, Mochizuki, Junko. 2015. A risk management tool for tackling country-wide contingent disasters: A case study on Madagascar. . Environmental Modelling & Software 72, 44-55. (Details)
  Birkmann, Joern, Mechler, Reinhard. 2015. Advancing climate adaptation and risk management. New insights, concepts and approaches: what have we learned from the SREX and the AR5 processes? Climatic Change 33 (1), 1-6. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Bouwer, Laurens. 2015. Reviewing trends and projections of global disaster losses and climate change: Is vulnerability the missing link? . Climatic Change 33 (1), 23-35. (Details)
  Mochikzuki, Junko, Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Keating, Adriana, Williges, Keith. 2015. Revisiting the ‘disaster and development’ debate – Toward a broader understanding of macroeconomic risk and resilience. Climate Risk Management (3), 39-54. (Details)
  Husby, Trond, Mechler, Reinhard, Jongman, Brendan. 2015. What if Dutch investors started worrying about flood risk? Implications for disaster risk reduction. Regional Environmental Change 16 (2), 565-574. (Details)
2014 Mechler, Reinhard, Bouwer, Laurens. Forthcoming. Reviewing trends and projections of global disaster losses and climate change: Is vulnerability the missing link? Published online 12 August 2014. Climatic Change (Details)
  Mochizuki, Junko, Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Keating, Adriana, Williges, Keith. 2014. Revisiting the "disaster and development" debate - Toward a broader understanding of macroeconomic risk and resilience. Climate Risk Management (3): 39-54. (Details)
  Scrieciu, Silviu Serban, Chalabi, Zaid, Belton, Valery, Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Advancing Methodological Thinking and Practice for Development-Compatible Climate Policy Planning. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 19 (3): 261-288. (Details)
  Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard, Pflug, Georg, Williges, Keith. 2014. Funding Public Adaptation to Climate-related Disasters. Estimates for a Global Climate Fund. Global Environmental Change 25: 87-96. (Details)
  Jongman, Brenden, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Feyen, Luc, Aerts, Jeroen, Mechler, Reinhard, Botzen, Wouter, Bouwer, Laurens, Pflug, Georg, Rojas, Rodrigo, Ward, Philipp. 2014. Increasing stress on disaster risk finance due to large floods. Nature Climate Change (4): 264-268. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Laurens, Bouwer, Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Aerts, Jeroen, Surminski, Swenja, Williges, Keith. 2014. Managing unnatural disaster risk from climate extremes. Nature Climate Change (4): 235-237 (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan. 2014. Revisiting Arrow-Lind: Managing sovereign disaster risk. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 6 (1): 93-100. (Details)
  Scolobig, Anna, Mechler, Reinhard, Komendantova, Nadja, Liu, Wei, Schroeter, Dagmar. 2014. The co-production of scientific advice and decision making under uncertainty: Lessons from the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, Italy. GRF Davos Planet@Risk 2 (2): 71-76. (Details)
2013 Michel-Kerjan, Erwann, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Kunreuther, Howard, Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Mechler, Reinhard, Muir-Wood, Robert, Ranger, Nicola, Vaziri, Pantea, Young, Michael. 2013. Catastrophe Risk Models for Evaluating Disaster Risk Reduction Investments in Developing Countries. Risk Analysis 33 (6): 984-999. (Details)
  Kull, Daniel, Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan. 2013. Probabilistic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Disaster Risk Management in a Development Context. Disasters 37 (3): 374-400. (Details)
  Rezai, Armon, Taylor, Lance, Mechler, Reinhard. 2013. Ecological Macroeconomics: An application to climate change. Ecological Economics (85), 69-76. open access (Details)
  Scrieciu, Silviu Serban, Rezai, Armon, Mechler, Reinhard. 2013. On the Economic Foundations of Green Growth Discourses: The Case of Climate Change Mitigation and Macroeconomic Dynamics in Economic Modelling. WIREs: Energy and Environment 2 (3), 251-268. (Details)
2012 Michel-Kerjan, Erwann, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Kunreuther, Howard, Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Mechler, Reinhard, Muir-Wood, Robert, Ranger, Nicola, Vaziri, Panthea, Young, Michael. 2012. Catastrophe Risk Models for Evaluating Disaster Risk Reduction Investments in Developing Countries. Risk Analysis 33 (6): 984-999. (Details)
  Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Sharma, Rhaki, Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. Disaster Microinsurance forPro-Poor Risk Management: Evidence from South Asia. Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management 2 (2): 1-19. (Details)
2011 Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Hochrainer, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard. 2011. Insurance against Losses from Natural Disasters in Developing Countries. Evidence, gaps and the way forward. Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management 1 (1): 1-23. (Details)
  van Vuuren, Detlev, Isaac, Morna, Kundzewicz, Zbigniew, Arnell, Nigel, Barker, Terry, Criqui, Pascal, Berkhout, Frans, Hilderink, Henk, Hinkel, Jochen, Hof, Andries, Kitous, Axel, Kram, Tom, Mechler, Reinhard, Scrieciu, Serban. 2011. The use of scenarios as the basis for combined assessment of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Global Environmental Change 21 (2): 575-591. (Details)
2010 Mechler, Reinhard, Kundzewicz , Z.W. . 2010. Assessing adaptation to extreme weather events in Europe. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15 (7): 611-620. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Hochrainer, Stefan, Aaheim, Asbjoern, Salen, Hakon, Wreford, Anita. 2010. Modelling economic impacts and adaptation to extreme events: Insights from European case studies. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15 (7): 737-762. (Details)
  van Vuuren, Detlef , Isaac, Morna, Kundzewicz, Z.W., Arnell, Nigel, Barker, Terry, Criqui, Patrick, Berkhout, Frans, Hilderink, Henk, Hof, Andries, Hinkel, Jochen, Kitous, A., Kram, Tom, Mechler, Reinhard, Srieciu, Serban. 2010. The use of scenarios as the basis for combined assessment of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Global Environmental Change 10.-1016. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard, Rezai, Armon, Stagl, Sigrid. 2010. Is Green Growth feasible? Some reflections and implications for Austria. Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter (4), 451-465. (Details)
2009 Hochrainer, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard, Pflug, Georg. 2009. Climate change and financial adaptation in Africa. Investigating the impact of climate change on the robustness of index-based microinsurance in Malawi. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14 (3): 231-250. (Details)
  Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Suarez, Pablo, Victor, Marjorie, Mechler, Reinhard. 2009. Drought insurance for subsistence farmers in Malawi. Natural Hazards Observer 33 (5): 1-8. (Details)
  Lugeri, Nicola, Hochrainer, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard. 2009. Going to Extremes. European Research and Innovation Review 8 22-23. (Details)
2007 Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Mechler, Reinhard. 2007. Disaster safety nets for developing countries: Extending public-private partnerships. Environmental Hazards 7 (1): 54-61. (Details)
  Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Mechler, Reinhard, Mace, M.J. 2007. Insurance for Assisting Adaptation to Climate Change in developing countries. A proposed strategy. Climate Policy (6): 621-636. (Details)
  Cardenas, Victor, Hochrainer, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard, Pflug, Georg, Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne. 2007. Sovereign financial disaster risk management: The case of Mexico. Environmental Hazards 7 (1): 40-53. (Details)
2006 Hochrainer, Stefan, Mechler, Reinhard. 2006. Naturkatastrophen: Auswirkungen, Loesungsansaetze und Rollen fuer Wissenschaft, Staat und Wirtschaft. Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter (4): 561-579. (Details)
2005 Linnerooth-Bayer, Joanne, Mechler, Reinhard, Pflug, Georg. 2005. Refocusing Disaster Aid. Science 309 (5737): 1044-1046. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2014 Mitchell, Tom, Mechler, Reinhard, Peters, Katie. 2014. Disaster risk managemenent and adaptation to extreme events: Placing disaster risk management at the heart of national economic and fiscal policy. In: Handbook on the Economics of Adaptation. Routledge: 417-436, Hrsg. Markandya, A.Sainz de Murieta, E. Galarraga, I., 417-436. London: Routledge. (Details)
  Chambwera, Muyeye, Heal, Geoff, Dubeux, Carolina, Hallegatte, Stephane, Leclerc, Lisa, Markandya, Anil, McCarl, Bruce, Mechler, Reinhard, Neumann, John. 2014. Economics of adaptation. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Hrsg. Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White, 945-977. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Details)
  Stagl, Sigrid, Schulz, Niels, Köppl, Angela , Kratena, Kurt, Mechler, Reinhard, Pirgmaier, Elke, Radunsky, Klaus, Rezai, Armon, Mehdi, Bano. 2014. Kapitel 6: Transformationspfade. In: Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 (AAR14), Hrsg. Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC), 1025-1076. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. (Details)
2012 Lal, Padma, Mechler, Reinhard, et al., . 2012. Chapter 6. National Systems for Managing the Risks from Climate Extremes and Disasters. In: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, Hrsg. Field, C et al., 339-352. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2014 Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Anpassungsstrategien für Klimarisiken.. Deutscher Launch event fuer IPCC 2014 Bericht. Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Bonn, Deutschland, 01.04.204. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Climate change impacts and risks in Europe and in vulnerable developing countries under 2° C warming. Side Event. Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, Lima, Peru, 03.12.2014. Invited Talk (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Funding public adaptation to climate-related disasters. Estimates for a global climate fund. Konferenz "Adaptation Futures", Fortaleza, Brasilien, 13.05.2014. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Managing climate risks. The role of economic instruments for Public-Private Partnerships. OECD workshop "Economics of Adpatation", Paris, Frankreich, 18.6.2014. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Understanding climate risk for effective climate policy. Requirements and ways forward. IARU Sustainability Science Congress, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 23.10.2014. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2014. Understanding climate risk for effective climate policy. Requirements and ways forward. Biannual conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Reykjavik, Island, 13.08.2014. (Details)
2013 Mechler, Reinhard. 2013. Ecological macroeconomics: an application to climate change. WWWforEurope Conference “Modelling Growth and Socio-ecological Transition”, Wien, Österreich, 13.03.2013. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2013. Managing fiscal risks induced by extreme events under climate change. European Conference for Climate Adaptation, Hamburg, Deutschland, 19.03.03. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2013. Risk Management by Insurance and Adaptation to Climate Change. Insights from the IPCC process and beyond. Agricultural Insurance Conference, Wien, Österreich, 30.09.2013. (Details)
2012 Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. A multidisciplinary approach to tackling extreme events in climate adaptation. IPCC high-level side event at Rio+20-UNCSD conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 17.6.2012. Invited Talk (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. Iterative Risk Management and Climate Adaptation. International Workshop Adaptation Decision Support Methods and Tools, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 3.10.2012. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. Modelling the economic effects of disaster risk. DG CLIMA meeting on Economics of Climate Adaptation, Bruessel, Belgien, 17.1.2012. Invited Talk (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. REFRAMING RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE ADAPTATIOn Reframing risk and uncertainty in the Economics of Climate Adaptation. ISEE, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 16.6.2012. (Details)
  Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. Financing Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences and Innovations. ADBi workshop "Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific”, Tokio, Japan, 29.10. (Details)
2011 Rezai, Armon, Taylor, Lance, Mechler, Reinhard. 2011. Ecological Economic Growth. 9th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Istanbul, Türkei, 14.06.-17.06.. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2009 Mechler, Reinhard. 2009. Disasters and economic welfare: can national savings help explain post-disaster changes in consumption ? World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series No. 4988. World Bank, Washington DC. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2012 Mechler, Reinhard. 2012. Policy challenges for reducing risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change.. Council of Europe - Parliamentary Assembly, Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy, Strasbourg, 04.10. (Details)

Projects

2011
Ökonomische Analyse der Auswirkungen kurz- und langfristiger Klimapolitik (2011-2014) (Details)