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EVENT: Risks and Opportunities of Growing Green

Updated: Jun 1


Dr Harald Stieber


European Parliament


5 June, 3:00 - 4:00 pm


Brookfield College, Drawing Room 0.09



Harald will concentrate on the best ways that we can use disruptive climate change and demographic changes to achieve better economic outcomes. He will discuss a number of macro risks which have in common that they can result from the active management of societies‘ biggest risks, and resemble the well documented phenomena of extreme short termism in financial markets.



The talk will be followed by a networking session


If you would like to participate online, please register here

For further information please contact Professor Ania Zalewska at



Bio of Dr Harald Stieber

Dr Harald Stieber is a macroeconomist in the Economic Governance Unit of the European Parliament. As a macro-modeller he has 24 years of professional experience applying economic policy analysis in academia, national administration (ministry of finance), OECD and the European Commission. In his past professional assignments he was responsible for the annual update of the Austrian stability programme, a member of working party 1 of the OECD Economic Policy Committee, member of the sub-group on Public Finance, the Lisbon methodology working group of the EU EPC, co-organizer of the annual EC-ECB conference on European financial integration and managing editor of the European Financial Integration Review, member of the staff level teams of the EU troika for Hungary and Romania, country desk for Kosovo and Albania, Head of Sector of Economic Evaluation and Statistical Analysis, sherpa in the co-creation of the EU's 9th framework programme for R&I (Horizon Europe). He has contributed to the development of the EU's crisis management toolbox and has worked on the economic analysis of more than 30 pieces of EU legislation including the financial derivatives regulation (EMIR), the mortgage credit directive, the FF55 package, or the corporate due diligence directive. His work on reporting technologies has been considered instrumental for the development of the Commission strategy for supervisory reporting. He has published on a wide range of topics including the link of public expenditure and productivity, external drivers for economic growth in small open economies, optimum control approach to national budget planning, EU macro-financial assistance, EU enhanced cooperation, financial integration and longevity risk, corporate finance and debt leverage, use of document management and digital technology for regulatory and supervisory reporting, modelling the economy based on individual (digital) contracts. He has been an invited speaker, panellist, discussant, as well as chair at seminars and conferences University of Cambridge, INET Oxford, MIT, Harvard University, Luxembourg School of Finance, École Polytechnique Paris, University College London, LSE, OECD Paris, Annual meeting of the Austrian economics association, amongst others. He holds a masters in economic theory of University of Vienna (2001), a doctorate in international economics and macro-econometric modelling from Vienna Business University (2013), as well as post- doctoral studies from Harvard University (2017-18).


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