Halliki Kreinin

Dr. Halliki Kreinin

Senior Research Associate

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Halliki Kreinin joined RIFS in January 2024 as a researcher for the EU 1.5° Lifestyles project. Previously, she held positions as a Postdoctoral researcher and Project Coordinator for the project in Münster from February 2022 to January 2024. Dr. Kreinin earned her PhD in Social and Economic Sciences and an MSc in Social-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Institute for Ecological Economics, WU Vienna. Additionally, she holds an MA in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her doctoral research focused broadly on the social-ecological transformation of work, just transition, and environmental labour studies, including the connection between work and overconsumption.

  • 2024-current: Senior Researcher, EU 1.5° Lifestyles, RIFS, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2022-2024: Project Coordinator, Postdoctoral Researcher: EU 1.5° Lifestyles project, Chair for International Relations and Sustainable Development, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • 2021-2023: Communications Officer, European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).
  • 2019-2022: Prae Doc, Research and Teaching Associate, Institute for Ecological Economics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien/Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria. Courses taught: "Sustainable Work", "Economy and the Environment II", : "Critical Perspectives on Growth and Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation".
  • 2019-2022: Adjunct Lecturer, "Green Economics": University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria.
  • 2021-2022: Adjunct Lecturer, "Social Movements: Economy, Labour, and the Future of Work": Webster Vienna University, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2020-2021: Coordinator and Lecturer: "Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems" (AEMS) Summer School, The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
  • 2018-2020: Conference Co-coordinator: "Vienna 2020 Degrowth Conference: Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation", Vienna, Austria.
  • 2018-2019: Research Assistant: Horizon 2020 CLIC project, Institute for Ecological Economics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien/Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2018-2019: ELearning Developer: Institute for Ecological Economics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien/Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2016-2017: Teaching Assistant: "Contemporary Global Policy Challenges" and "Actors, Behaviours, and Decision Processes" courses, Institute for Ecological Economics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien/Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
  • Social-ecological transformation of social and economic systems
  • Sustainable Work
  • Environmental Labour Studies
  • Just Transition
  • Growth-independent welfare (states)
  • Ecosocial Policies
  • Sufficiency, Degrowth and Postgrowth transformation and policies
  • Barriers to Transformation

Publications prior to joining the RIFS

  • Hirth S, Kreinin H, Fuchs D, Blossey N, Mamut P, Philipp J, Radovan I and The EU1.5°Lifestyles Consortium (2023) Barriers and enablers of 1.5° lifestyles: Shallow and deep structural factors shaping the potential for sustainable consumption. Front. Sustain. 4:1014662. doi: 10.3389/frsus.2023.1014662
  • Keil, A.K., Kreinin, H., (2022). Slowing the treadmill for a good life for All? German trade union narratives and social-ecological transformation. Journal of Industrial Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/00221856221087413
  • Kreinin, H., Latif, T., (2022). Chapter 17. Strategies to transform work, in: Degrowth & Strategy: How to Bring about Social-Ecological Transformation. Mayflower, London.
  • Neier, T., Kreinin, H., Heyne, S., Laa, E., ( 2022). Sozial-ökologische Arbeitsmarktpolitik. Fördermaßnahmen der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Österreich. Report for Kammer für Arbeit und Angestellte für Niederösterreich (AK Niederösterreich).
  • Kreinin, H., Aigner, E., (2021). From "Decent work and economic growth" to "Sustainable work and economic degrowth": A new framework for SDG 8. Empirica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10663-021-09526-5
  • Kreinin, H., (2021). The divergent narratives and strategies of unions in times of social-ecological crises: fracking and the UK energy sector. Transfer: European Review of Labour Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/10242589211041216
  • Foster, G., Kreinin, H., (2020). A review of environmental impact indicators of cultural heritage buildings: A circular economy perspective. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab751e
  • Foster, G., Kreinin, H., Stagl, S., (2020). The future of circular environmental impact indicators for cultural heritage buildings in Europe. Environmental Sciences Europe. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-020-00411-9
  • Kreinin, H., (2020). Typologies of "Just Transition". Towards Social-Ecological Transformation. Kurswechsel, Climate Change and Beyond. Available under: https://epub.wu.ac.at/7814/1/WP_35.pdf
  • Aigner, E., Gerold, S., Kreinin, H., (2018). Sustainable Work, in: Towards a Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Economy: Background report for the Growth in Transition Conference. Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Directorate-General IV - Climate, Directorate IV/3 - Sustainable Finance and Regional Economic Policy, Directorate IV/6 - EU Coordination Climate and Environment Stubenbastei 5, 1010 Wien, Vienna. Available under: https://wachstumimwandel.at/wp-content/uploads/GiT_WU-report_finale.pdf
  • 08.03.2023 SPRINGBOARD Keynote "Decolonising the social imaginary: degrowth, culture, and new narratives of the good life" (in English) https://vimeo.com/805893777
  • 15.12.2022. ETUI Closing panel "Post-growth economics: what role for trade unions?" (in English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COFO8OGn5bk&t=1364s
  • 06.07.2022. "Talk for Future: Die Zukunft der Arbeit in einer nachhaltigen Welt" (in German) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR6P9D84D3U&t=1398s
  • 15.03.2022. ISEE Doing Ecological Economics lecture series: "Ecological Economics, labor unions and the future of work in Europe" (in English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHvmxNpNxs
  • 06.04.2021. "Inequality Talks: Degrowth with Halliki Kreinin" (in English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqqIfXwm_I&t=1069s
  • "Young Researcher Award" 2023. Climate Change Centre Austria
  • Merit-based PhD Scholarship Grant 2019, 2020. Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.