Camille Belmin (she/her) is a researcher in the Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group of the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program. She specializes in sustainability, wellbeing, and gender issues using mostly quantitative methods. At IIASA, she works on quantifying decent living standards worldwide and on sustainability transitions in Europe. She is currently completing her PhD in Sociology at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, where she studied the links between the energy transition in low-income countries, the fertility transition, and women's empowerment. During her PhD, she worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in the Future Lab Social Metabolism and Impacts, where she is still a guest scientist. Since 2021, she is also the chief technology officer at the climate tech startup SoGreen, which aims to leverage climate finance into girls' education programs.

In addition to research activities, Belmin also focuses on the connections between science and art. She is involved in the master's program Art & Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2023, she produced and participated in several exhibitions, both in Vienna and Berlin. She also co-organizes workshops aiming to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists and artists together with the association Science meets Art.

In 2021, she participated in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) as part of both the Energy, Climate, and Environment and POPJUS programs, and received an honorable mention for her research at the YSSP Awards. She holds a master's degree in environmental economics from Université Paris-Saclay in France.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable development, social metabolism
  • Gender, fertility, demography
  • Development, wellbeing and poverty
  • Data science, survey data, econometrics and simulation

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: IIASA
E-Mail: belmin(at)iiasa.ac.at

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.