Sigrid Stagl is an economist and full time professor at WU, the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Currently she is the head of the Department Socioeconomics and director of the Competence Centre STaR, Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility. Her main research interests are sustainable work, ecological macroeconomics, integrated assessment methods and socio-economic theories of human behaviour with focus on energy and food systems. At this year’s Houska Prize award ceremony Sigrid Stagl will be giving a talk on ecological economics.
The B&C Private Foundation will present the Houska Prize in the Higher Education Research and Research & Development in SMEs categories for the 16th time. With a total of EUR 500,000 shared between the winners, the Houska Prize is Austria’s largest private prize for application-led research. The prize is designed to improve the financial environment for innovation and research in Austria. It is also a mark of the foundation’s admiration for the outstanding research conducted in Austria.