Tatiana Filatova

Principal Investigator of the Center for Climate Change Complexity


Tatiana Filatova is Professor in Computational Economics at the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Principal Investigator of the Center for Climate Change Complexity. She is an elected member of the Young Academy (DJA) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and of the KNAW Social Research Council and leads the Dutch national 4TU, the Federation strategic research program on resilience of social-technical-environmental systems:

She got her PhD at the crossroads of Environmental Economics and Computational Spatial Agent-Based Modeling from the University of Twente in 2009. In 2007-2009 Tatiana was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Computational Social Science, George Mason University (USA). Tatiana is interested in feedbacks between policies and aggregated outcomes of individual decisions in the context of climate change economics (adaptation and mitigation).

Throughout her entire career Tatiana believed in the value of interdisciplinary research and the dialog between science and practice. As an environmental economist, she now also holds also a part-time position with the PERSWADE Research Center at the School of Information, Systems and Modelling at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. And during her first 6 years as an Assistant Professor Tatiana worked part-time as an economist at Deltares – the leading Dutch knowledge institute in the field of water management – specializing in economic aspects of adaptation to climate-driven floods and droughts. Her research has been distinguished by a number of international individual awards (e.g. Early Career Excellence award from the International Environmental Modeling Society in 2014, EAERE Award European Association of Environmental & Resource Economics in 2018) and grants including the Early career NWO VENI grant and the ERC Starting grant, which both focus on climate adaptation to floods in urbanized regions.

Tatiana loves nature, a joyful company of friends and learning in any form! The latter includes such sacrifices as skating at 8:00 am on Sunday morning with her two (very active) sons.


2019 – present
Full Professor in Computational Economics, University of Twente, the Netherlands
2018 – present
Scientific Program Leader, Dutch national 4TU Resilience program ‘DeSIRE’, the Netherlands.
2017 – present
Full Professor in Computational Economic Modeling, Research Center ‘PERSWADE’, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
2016 – 2018
Adjunct Professor, CSTM, University of Twente, the Netherlands
2014 – 2016
Associate professor, CSTM, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, Australia
2010 – 2014
Assistant professor (tenure-track), CSTM, University of Twente, the Netherlands