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, full tuition waiver 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), Law, Economics and Sciences (pending).
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/Psychology, she has over 15 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 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 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, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Discovery Innovation Growth (DiG) Talent Development Network, EURO working group on Behavioural Operational Research, European Corporate Governance Institute, European Horizons Conference, European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics, European Union Commission, Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference at University of Cambridge, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Fulbright Commission, Harvard Association for Law and Mind Sciences, Harvard Club of Austria, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Horizon 2020, Human Resources Management and Services, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility, Janeway Center, Kollegium Kalksburg Altkalksburger Vereinigung, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Oikos International New York City Chapter, Oxford Academic Research Network, 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, 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 and Virtus Corporate Governance Experts Global Repository. In 2011, she served as a participant in a U.S. White House conference call on environmental justice.
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.
Apart from academic appointments in Austria, 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, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Princeton University, and The Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation New York. Currently, she conducts research as a Prize Fellow in the Inter-University Consortium of New York.
Throughout her academic career, Julia was invited to present her research at Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Oxford University and Cambridge University as well as The Academic Council on the United Nations System. In 2018, she was invited to give a Keynote Speech at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.
She published with Harvard University, Columbia University, Cambridge University and Oxford University outlets among other distinct journals and international publishing houses (e.g., Edward Elgar, Emerald, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Springer International & Nature, Taylor & Francis, Vernon, Wiley). For the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics she serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavioral Finance & Economics.
Julia organized conferences and public speakers from the Harvard Business School and Princeton University in North America and Europe. Since 2015 Julia Puaschunder supports the Economics of Climate Change Project Speaker Series hosted 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 served as a scientific board member of the 2018 Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling at the Technical University Vienna and as Chairman Chief of the Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Erdman Center for Princeton University as well as a conference board member of the 2019 Annual Conference of the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics in New York. Julia is included in the ‘2018 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.
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 Humanness, Automated Control and Artificial Intelligence Ethics in the digital age.