Angela Köppl received her Doctor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vienna in 1991. She joined the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna in 1985 where she successfully completed her post graduate studies in economics in 1987. From 1987-1991 she was research member of the Department of Economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies. In 1992 she joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) as a researcher in Environmental Economics. At WIFO she has been appointed twice as deputy director. In 2002 she was visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Her key areas of research are climate change and climate policy, transformation of the energy system and incentive based instruments in environmental economics.