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Roman Hoffmann is a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in Vienna. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Vienna and degrees in sociology and economics from the University of Munich. In his applied research, he focuses on the impacts of climate change on populations and resilience to environmental stress. He has been leading several research projects on climate adaptation, migration, and displacement, including a recently published meta-analysis on environmental change and migration. He is furthermore interested in climate change mitigation and is involved in projects on the determinants of pro-environmental decision-making and greener policies. He has served as a consultant for UNIDO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and several non-governmental organizations.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral researcher: migration, education and environment, Universität Wien