Julia Margarete Puaschunder

Julia Margarete Puaschunder


Title: Teaching Fellow
Company: The New School
Location: New York City

Julia Margarete Puaschunder, PhD, teaching fellow at The New School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics and sustainability.

Julia Margarete Puaschunder, PhD, is a researcher and expert in climate change and climate justice, debt, inter-generational equity and the aging Western population, who has served as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant at the New School since 2016. Raised in a traditional household in Austria, she harbored a lifelong passion for knowledge, science and interdisciplinary learning that brought her to the University of Vienna, where she earned a Master of Philosophy in 2003, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, who awarded her with a Master of Business Administration in 2006. Dr. Puaschunder continued her studies with a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2008 before returning to the University of Vienna for a doctoral degree in Natural Sciences and additional coursework in behavioral law and economics. As a teaching fellow at the New School, Dr. Puaschunder continues to work toward a second Doctor of Philosophy degree.

During the early stages of her career, Dr. Puaschunder found success as a human resources consultant and a management assistant at Vienna University of Economics and Business. After earning a Fulbright scholarship, she traveled to the United States to spend a year as a policy analyst for the United States Department of Education before returning to the Vienna University of Economics and Business as a research assistant. She spent several years as an associate and principal investigator at Harvard University, and joined the faculty of the New School in 2015 as a co-coordinator of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis and a teaching fellow in the Department of Economics. During her time at the New School, Dr. Puaschunder has also served as a teaching assistant in the department of politics and a research and teaching fellow at the Parsons School of Design, among other responsibilities.

Dr. Puaschunder is active in dozens of professional and academic associations, including the Association for Social Economics, the Academy of Management, the International Law and Comparative Law Roundtable, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In recognition of her career record of interdisciplinary excellence, she has been presented with more than half a dozen scholarships and fellowships from schools and think tanks across Europe and North America, most recently a 2014 prize fellowship from the Inter-University Consortium of New York and the 2011 Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Max Kade Foundation Scholarship.

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