Julia Steinberger

Associate Professor in Ecological Economics, University of Leeds

Julia Steinberger

Julia is a Associate Professor in Ecological Economics at the Sustainability Research Institute at University of Leeds.

Julia’s research examines the connections between resource use (energy and materials, greenhouse gas emissions) and societal performance (economic and human wellbeing). She is interested in quantifying the current and historical linkages between resource use and socioeconomic parameters, and identifying alternative development pathways to guide the necessary transition to a low-carbon society.

Julia is a member of the International Society of Ecological Economics and International Society of Industrial Ecology, where she sits on the nominating committee.


Before joining the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at Leeds, Julia was a researcher at the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna, and a post-doc at the universities of Lausanne and Zurich.

Her undergraduate education was in mathematics and physics at Brown University. She hold a PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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