Sigrid Stagl is an economist and full professor at WU. Currently she works on institutional arrangements that support sustainable work, developing socio-economic theories of human behaviour and the effects of financialisation on the Environment. Her PhD in the field of Ecological Economics was awarded by RPI in Troy, New York. Before returning to Vienna, she worked at the Universities of Leeds and Sussex. From 2003 to 2009, she served as Vice-President of the European Society for Ecological Economics and from 2009 to 2012 as President. At WU she is the Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics, Deputy Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics, co-founder of the Institute of Economics of Inequality and Program Director of the MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy.