Prof. Stagl is an economist and full time professor at WU in Vienna. Currently she is working 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 ESEE and from 2009 to 2012 as President. In 2014 she founded the Institute for Ecological Economics (WU). At WU she is currently the Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics and Director of the Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility.