Sarah Hafner




Sarah Hafner is a PhD candidate based at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin, working on our system dynamics theme, using empirically-calibrated, economic system models to explore sustainable prosperity.

Sarah Hafner is a PhD candidate based at Anglia Ruskin University. Her research project is situated within our system dynamics theme which uses empirically-calibrated, economic system models. Thereby, she is working on the expanded world-3 system dynamics model under the supervision of Aled Jones.

Prior to her current position, she completed a Master in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her Master thesis focused on the investigation of the role of technological change on abatement costs of greenhouse gas mitigation. This research problem has been addressed by comparing results from two own constructed system dynamics models; one representing technological change vs. one excluding it.

In addition, Sarah holds Master’s degree in economics from the University of Konstanz; and before starting her studies at the University of Bergen, she worked at the Swiss Statistical Office where she was part of the internal review team for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2012 to 2014.

Her main research interests lie on the economic dimension of sustainable development and its interconnections with the other dimensions; and on quantitative research methods (e.g. system dynamics modelling).