Prof.dr. T. (Tatiana) Filatova


Tatiana Filatova (MSc in Information Systems in Economics 2003, Cum Laude; PhD in Computational Social Science & Environmental Economics 2009, Cum Laude), is Professor of Computational Economics at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. Between 2009-2015 she joined Deltares as a water economist. She leads the Dutch 4TU Research Program on Resilience, and serves as the Academic Lead of the Climate Change Governance Theme of the TU Delft Climate Action Programme. Tatiana is a member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (SWR/KNAW).


I am fascinated about feedbacks between policies and aggregated outcomes of individual decisions in the context of sustainability and climate change. My research line focuses on exploring how behavioral changes at micro level may lead to regime shifts on macro in complex adaptive socio-technical-environmental systems, in application to climate-resilient development My team uses spatial agent-based models, collects (panel) data on households’ pro-environmental choices via social surveys, and increasingly gets interested in how social institutions co-evolve with these behavioral changes (e.g. in the recently granted VIDI project on social tipping points in transformational adaptation to sea level rise). Most of my current work centers around the ERC project that links individual adaptation of households and firms to climate-driven flood risks in coastal cities/regions with macro damage assessments in climate policy models.

Personal awards, grants and honors

  • 2020   VIDI grant, Dutch Science Foundation
  • 2018   EAERE Award, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • 2017   Social Sciences Council, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017   ERC Starting Grant
  • 2016   De Jonge Akademie, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014   Early Career Excellence Award, International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMSs)
  • 2013   University of Twente "Prof. De Winter Prize"
  • 2012   VENI grant, Dutch Science Foundation
  • De Koning, K. and T. Filatova (2020) ‘Repetitive floods intensify outmigration and climate gentrification in coastal cities’ Environmental Research Letters, 9326/ab6668
  • Niamir, L., O.Ivanova and T. Filatova (2020) ‘Economy-wide impacts of behavioral climate change mitigation: linking agent-based and computable general equilibrium models’ Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 134, December 2020, 104839
  • Taberna, A., T. Filatova, D. Roy, B. Noll (2020) ‘Tracing resilience, social dynamics and behavioral change: a review of agent-based flood risk models’ Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling 2, 17938,
  • Noll, B., T.Filatova, A.Need (2020) How does private adaptation motivation to climate change vary across cultures? Evidence from a meta-analysis, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 46, 101615,
  • Muelder, H. and T. Filatova (2018) ‘One Theory - Many Formalizations: Testing Different Code Implementations of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in Energy Agent-Based Models’. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 21 (4) 5,
  • Filatova, T., J.G. Polhill, S. van Ewijk (2016) ‘Regime shifts in coupled socio-environmental systems: Review of modelling challenges and approaches’. Environmental Modelling & Software, 75, p. 333–347,
  • Filatova, T. (2014) ‘Market-based instruments for flood risk management: a review of theory, practice and perspectives for climate adaptation policy’, Environmental Science & Policy. Volume 37, March 2014, p 227–242,
  • Filatova T., P.H. Verburg, D.C. Parker, C.A. Stannard (2013) ‘Spatial agent-based models for socio-ecological systems: Challenges and prospects’ Environmental Modelling & Software 45, p. 1-7;

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  • 2021: KNAW Advice Committee ‘Planetary Health’, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2021: KNAW Jury of ‘Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences’
  • 2020: Working Group, Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA), part of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism
  • 2020: Steering Committee, GLP – AIMES Working Group on Large-Scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change
  • ‘Ongoing collaborative projects:’
    • 2019   NWO Living Labs in the Dutch Delta, “Crossing the borders at Grensmaas”, Role: Co-PI (€239.000)
    • 2018   4TU.Federation Research Program “High tech for a sustainable future”, long-term strategic research program of the 4 Dutch Technical Universities “Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering” (DeSIRE). Role: PI and Scientific Program Leader (€4.465.000).
  • 2017: Professor in Computational Economic Modeling, Research Center ‘PERSWADE’, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (part time)
  • 2017: Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (SWR/KNAW)

Tatiana Filatova


Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

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