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Gillian Joanne Foster

Dr.rer.soc.oec. Gillian Joanne Foster M.A.
+43 1 31336 5521
About me:
Gillian Foster is a Researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirschaftsuniversität) in the Institute for Ecological Economics. Ms. Foster conducts quantitative and qualitative socio-economic analyses to investigate circular economy business models, ecological indicators of circularity, and design decision support systems as part of the EU project Circular Models Leveraging Investments in Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse (CLIC). Her doctoral research focused on non-energy uses of fossil fuels and the potential for biomass alternatives in the context of climate change and a dynamic energy market.
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since 2018
CLIC Project Researcher
Institute for Ecological Economics e-Developer
Institute for Ecological Economics Seminar Organizer

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  • 2919 Energy research (Details)
  • 2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 4118 Renewable energy (also energy sources, raw materials) (Details)
  • 4119 Regenerable raw materials (Details)
  • 4924 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
  • 5914 Environmental research (Details)


  • Applied econometric anaylsis
  • Bioeconomy research
  • Blended learning and digital teaching tools
  • Circular business models
  • Ecological indicators
  • Ecological Economics


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Journal article

2019 Foster, Gillian Joanne. 2019. Low-Carbon Futures for Bioethylene in the United States. Energies. 12 (10), 1958 open access (Details)
2018 Foster, Gillian Joanne, Stagl, Sigrid. 2018. Design, implementation, and evaluation of an inverted (flipped) classroom model economics for sustainable education course. Journal of Cleaner Production. 183 1323-1336. (Details)
  Foster, Gillian Joanne. 2018. Ethylene Supply in a Fluid Context: Implications of Shale Gas and Climate Change. Energies. 11 (11) open access (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Foster, Gillian Joanne. 2018. E-learning for Competency-based Sustainable Education in Ecological Economics. Association of European Economics Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24,08,2018. (Details)
2016 Foster, Gillian Joanne, Stagl, Sigrid. 2016. Evaluating the first Inverted Classroom Model (ICM) economics course of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. 21st European Economics Education Conference, Association of European Economics Education, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria, 22.8 - 24.8. (Details)
2014 Foster, Gillian Joanne. 2014. An evolutionary economics view on sustainability. International Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society Conference 2014, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena (University of Jena), Germany, 27.27-30.7. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2018 Foster, Gillian Joanne, Dobernig, Karin, Gruszka, Katarzyna, Schanes, Karin, de Schutter, Elisabeth Marie Louise. 2018. Chapter 5. Sustainable Consumption and Production. In Lutter, S., Luks, F., Stagl, S. (Eds.), Towards a Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Economy. Background Report for “Growth in Transition”. Vienna: Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)


Circular Models Leveraging Investments in Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse (2018-2020) (Details)
CLIC (2017-2020) (Details)