Anton Pichler - CSH Vienna

Anton Pichler

University of Oxford & CSH Junior External

Anton Pichler is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford where he is affiliated with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is also part of the Complexity Economics group at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. His PhD is supervised by Professor Cameron Hepburn and Professor J. Doyne Farmer.


Anton has a highly interdisciplinary background. After an early career as electrical engineer, he completed a BA in political science and a BSc in economics, both at the University of Vienna. During an exchange semester he studied economics at New York University (NYU) where he achieved the maximum GPA of 4.0. He also holds a MSc degree in quantitative finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

For his master thesis, Anton derived a general minimisation method for systemic risk in overlapping portfolio networks where he closely collaborated with the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. Anton’s research interests encompass complex systems, (multilayer) economic networks, technological change, systemic risk in financial markets, and the economics of climate change. His current research is in the interface of economic and environmental modelling. He uses methods from complex system science to study structural properties of production networks to infer implications for the green energy transition.