Julia Margarete Puaschunder studied Philosophy/Psychology (MPhil, University of Vienna, 2003, highest entry exam), Business (MBA, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2007), Public Administration (MPA, Maxwell School, 2008, fully granted Fulbright Scholar with placements in Washington D.C. and New York City), Social and Economic Sciences (Doctor, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2006, merit-based ad personam position, Dean’s list), Natural Sciences (Doctor, University of Vienna, 2010, summa cum laude), Global Political Economy and Finance (MPhil, 2020, Economics courses at Columbia University, Princeton University and The New School), Law (specialization at the University of Vienna 2009) and Economics (PhD cand. 2022, fully granted Prize Fellowship in the Inter-University Consortium of New York, Qualifying Exams in the fields of Macroeconomics and Economics of Climate Change both passed with honors).
Trained as a behavioral economist with Doctorates in Social and Economic Sciences as well as Natural Sciences and Masters in Business, Public Administration and Philosophy in the fields of Psychology and Economics, she has over 20 years of experience in applied social sciences empirical research in the international arena. Julia M. Puaschunder has launched and administered research projects in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Switzerland, and the United States. She conducted interdisciplinary science and governance projects as well as held or holds advisory, board member, evaluator, committee, contributor, observer, referee and representative privileges for numerous entities, such as the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, Alpbach Laxenburg Group, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austrian Chamber of Commerce New York, Austrian Consulate San Francisco, Austrian Economic Association, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science Research and Economy, Austrian General Consulate New York, Austrian Office of Science and Technology Washington D.C., Austrian Scientists in North America Association, Austrian Society for New Institutional Economics, Breaking Down Barriers EU-Russia Inauguration Conference, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Discovery Innovation Growth (DiG) Talent Development Network, EURO working group on Behavioural Operational Research, EcoWellness Group, European Commission, European Commission Directorate-General for Public Health and Food Safety, European Corporate Governance Institute, European Horizons Conference, European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics, European Liberal Forum, European Parliament, European Scientific Institute, Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference at University of Cambridge, Friends of IIASA Board of Directors, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Frontiers, Fulbright Commission, German Forum, Harvard Association for Law and Mind Sciences, Harvard Club of Austria, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Honor Society, Horizon 2020, Human Resources Management and Services, INtegrated ART Holding AG, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility, Israel Science Foundation, Janeway Center, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Kollegium Kalksburg Altkalksburger Vereinigung, London Journals Press Rosalind Member, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Oikos International New York City Chapter, Oxford Academic Research Network, Psyche and Commerce Project, Research in Management and Learning Education Unconference, Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, Society for International Development Vienna Chapter, Society of Authors, The Max Kade Foundation New York, The Neue Galerie New York, The New Austria and Liberal Forum Science Lab, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The U.S. Department of Education, Vienna Foundation, Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Viennese Opera Ball New York International Business Committee, Virtus Corporate Governance Experts Global Repository, World Economic Forum The Great Reset Programme.
She served as an expert participant in an Austrian Consulate conference calls on Artificial Intelligence Ethics and as participant in a U.S. White House conference call on environmental justice. She was an advisor on Artificial Intelligence Diplomacy to the Austrian Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. She recently advised the European Parliament on Artificial Intelligence, robotics and big data in the healthcare sector on behalf of the European Liberal Forum. She served as expert interviewée for a New York Times Journalist on capitalism crowding out fertility.
Before starting a Prize Fellowship in the Inter-University Consortium of New York working for the New School (Deans Office, Department of Economics, Department of Politics, Economics of Climate Change Project, Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design, School of Public Engagement and the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis) as well as Columbia University (Department of Economics, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) and Princeton University, Julia M. Puaschunder held positions at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. For several years she was an Associate of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences and serves as Contributor to the Harvard Law School Law and Mind Sciences Initiative Situationist. At the Harvard University Center for the Environment, she conducted research on intergenerational equity in cooperation with Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
As a science diplomacy advocate, Julia was a scholar at The Australian National University, Columbia University in the City of New York, George Washington University, Harvard University, Haskayne School of Business of the University of Calgary, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Princeton University, and The Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation New York. She conducted research as a Prize Fellow in the Inter-University Consortium of New York for over 7 years.
Throughout her academic career, Julia was invited to present her research at Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Yale University, Georgetown University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Oxford University and Cambridge University as well as The Academic Council on the United Nations System, the World Bank and the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She gave keynote speeches at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, the Ecowellness Group, and the Indian Institute of Finance. She served as Keynote moderator for a panel on ‘Europe in a Changing World Order’ and as Technology and Internet Governance workshop coordinator for the European Horizons Conference at Yale University. On Artificial Intelligence Ethics, Julia advised the Austrian Consulate, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, The New Austria and Liberal Forum and a communication agency.
Julia Puaschunder published with Harvard University, Columbia University, Cambridge University and Oxford University outlets among other distinct journals and international publishing houses (e.g., Cambridge Scholars, Edward Elgar, Emerald, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Springer International & Nature, Taylor & Francis, Vernon, Wiley). Her writings are held with Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University and University of Chicago among other distinct academic institutions in the international arena. Her books have been released and introduced at Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, The New School, George Washington University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her ground-breaking work on climate change winners and losers has been cited by Nature. She served as a reviewer for major publishing houses and distinct journals, for instance Springer, Routledge, Emerald and Nature. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief and Postdoctoral Mentor of the European Scientific Institute’s European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics.
Julia organized conferences and public speakers from the Harvard Business School and Princeton University in North America and Europe. For several years, Julia Puaschunder supported the Economics of Climate Change Project Speaker Series housed at The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis of The New School for Social Research in New York City. Julia helped initiate the 2017 Unconference at The New School New York in cooperation with the New School for Public Engagement and served on the Scientific Committee of the 2017 Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference as well as the Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference 2017 at University of Cambridge. Julia was a scientific board member of the 2018 Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling at the Technical University Vienna. Since 2018 Julia Puaschunder is Chairman Chief of the Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) conferences hosted at the Erdman Center for Princeton University, Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Georgetown University. She was conference board member of the 18th Annual Conference of the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics held at DePaul University in Chicago and the 19th Annual Conference of the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics held at The New School in New York. She also serves on the Scientific Committee of the Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference (FRAP) 2019 of the Oxford Academic Research Network at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. She was invited to attend the 2019 Inauguration of the Yale University Environmental Program in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal and the Creation of its External Advisory Board at Yale University.
Since 2018 Julia is listed in the ‘Marquis Who’s Who in America and in the World’ among the top 3% professionals around the globe. She was awarded the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 she was chosen as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator.
After having captured social responsibility in corporate and financial markets in Europe and North America with attention to Financial Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment; Julia Puaschunder pursued the idea of Eternal Equity — responding to Western world intergenerational equity constraints in the domains of environmental sustainability, overindebtedness and demographic aging with focus on law and mind sciences. Currently, Julia dedicates interest to Artificial Intelligence, big data and robotics with application to healthcare and contemporary Modern Growth Theory but also pays attention to ethics in the digital age.