Dr. Johanna Grames
Corporate Development at AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG, Austria




Grames, J., Grass, D., Kort, P., and Prskawetz, A. (2018) Optimal investment and location decisions of a firm in a flood risk area using Impulse Control Theory. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 1-27.


Grames, J., Prskawetz, A., Grass, D., Viglione, A., and Blöschl, G. (2016). Modeling the interaction between flooding events and economic growth. Ecological Economics, Volume 129, September 2016, Pages 193-209, ISSN 0921-8009



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Johanna Grames


Research Interests


• Socio-hydrology

• Optimization methods
• Impulse control models 
• Endogenous economic growth models


Johanna studied mathematics applied to economics at the University of Technology Vienna with a focus on dynamic macroeconomics, environmental economics, population economics and mathematical optimization methods. 

In her PhD, Johanna enters the field of socio-hydrology and is building economic models find optimal solutions for human-water systems including floods and phosphorous management. 


Key Facts


Johanna obtained her bachelor degree in Technical Mathematics (focus on Economics and Statistics) at the University of Technology, Vienna, in 2011. During her masters study at the same university she focused on mathematical economics and operations research and control theory. She spent one semester abroad at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. After finishing her master studies in Mathematics and Economics,  Johanna worked as an analyst at StepChange Consulting 2013-2014 before she joined the Vienna Doctoral Programme in Water Resource Systems in May 2014.