I am a Senior Economist at the Health Economics department of the Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG – Gesundheit Östereich GmbH). I am working on topics in health economics, environmental economics, and development economics. Before joining GÖG, I was an Assistant Professor in Economics at the IE Business School and the IE School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University in Madrid, Spain, a postdoc at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. I hold a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as an MSc in Mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology. My research interests revolve around natural hazards, the socioeconomic impacts of disasters and geospatial data analysis.


Beedasy, J., Petkova, E. P., Lackner, S., and J. Sury. 2020. Gulf Coast parents speak: children’s health in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2020.1772188.

Lackner, S. 2018. Earthquakes on the surface: earthquake location and area based on more than 14 500 ShakeMaps, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1665-1679, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1665-2018.