Dr. Stefan Giljum received an interdisciplinary master in “Human Ecology and Environmental Economics” and a doctoral degree in “Social Ecology” in Vienna. He was visiting scholar at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and at the University of Keele, UK. Since 1999, he worked as a researcher at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), since 2007 was head of the research group “Sustainable Resource Use”. In October 2013, he and his team moved to the Institute for Ecological Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Stefan Giljum works and publishes in the areas of environmental accounting (in particular, material flow analysis), economic-environment modelling, and the nexus between international trade, environment and development.