I am an Assistant Professor in Economics at the IE Business School and the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University. My research interests revolve around natural hazards, the socioeconomic impacts of disasters and geospatial data analysis.

I was previously a postdoc at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and I have 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.

Upcoming conferences I will attend

  • April 7 – 9, 2020. Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum (EPSF 2020), Graz, Austria.

Work in Progress

  • Lackner, S., Oppenheimer, M. and Cheong, S.-M. Mapping the Response of Population Movements to Hurricane Harvey with Cellphone GPS Location Data.

Working Papers

  • Lackner, S. (2018). Earthquakes and economic growth. No. 190. FIW Working Paper. https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/194225/1/1043719490.pdf
  • Beedasy J., Petkova E., Lackner S., Sury J., Jeong Oh E., and W.-Y. Tsai. (2019) Gulf Coast Parents Speak: Children’s Health Outcomes in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Submitted
  • Lackner, S., Pennerstorfer D., Sinabell F., and C. Small (2018) The Relationship between Nightlight and Socioeconomic Variables at High Spatial Resolutions.