Job Title: Director
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- Founder and Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, (founded 2011, based on the Wittgenstein Prize 2010 and created as a collaboration between IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
- Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria (since 2002)
- Leader, World Population Program, IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Laxenburg, Austria. (Employed at IIASA since 1984, Deputy Program Leader under Nathan Keyfitz since 1988, Program Leader since 1994)
- Professor for Social and Economic Statistics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Other current functions
- Professorial Research Fellow at Oxford University, UK.
- Member of the Committee on Population, US National Academy of Sciences.
- Lead Author, IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), Working Group III
- Affiliated Professor at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Initiator and Principal Investigator, Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis (funded by the Wellcome Trust as a regional Centre of Excellence under its «Health Consequences of Population Change” Programme) with headquarters at the National University of Singapore.
- Member, Board of Directors, Population Reference Bureau, Washington D.C., USA.
- Member, Board of Directors (Vorstand), Berlin Institute for Population and Development, Germany.
- Editor, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research.
- Editorial Committee Member, Asian Population Studies, Routledge.
- Editorial Board Member, Demographic Research, an on-line journal of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
- Editorial Board Member, European Population Studies, the official journal of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS).
- Editor, Earthscan scientific book series on Population and Sustainable Development.
- Editorial Board Member, Canadian Studies in Population, Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta
- Elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences as Full Member (2012)
- Wittgenstein Award Laureate (often referred to as the “Austro Nobel Prize”) is the highest science prize in Austria. It is awarded annually by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for outstanding scientific achievements in all scientific disciplines. For the first time, the 2010 award went to a social scientist. (2010)
- Mattei Dogan Award of the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population). This prestigious award is only given once every four years to a globally leading scholar in comparative demographic analysis. (2009)
- European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant. 2.5 million Euro to study “Forecasting societies’ adaptive capacity to climate change” (“Future Societies”). Lutz was the only German-speaking social scientist to win this highest European science award.(2008)
- Studies in Philosophy, Mathematics and Theology at the University of Munich, Germany.
- Mag. rer. soc. oec. in Social and Economic Statistics at the University of Vienna (1980)
- Cand. theol. at the Faculty of Theology, University of Vienna.
- MA in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (1982)
- PhD (with distinction) in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania (1983)
- Habilitation (= second doctorate; right to teach and apply for a chair at the university) in Demography and Social Statistics at the University of Vienna. (1988)
- Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. (2002-2009)
- Member, Board of Directors (Kuratorium), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. (2003-2008)
- Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing, Oxford University (2007)
- Initiator and Coordinator, Global Science Panel on Population and Environment (sponsored by the IUSSP, IIASA, and the United Nations University) (2001-2002)
- Scientific Coordinator, EU Observatory for the Social Situation, Demography and the Family, an official body of the European Commission (1999-2004)
- Secretary General, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). (1998-2001)
- Adjunct Professor in Demography and Social Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria. (since 1988)
- Research Director, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, Vienna (1995-1998)
- Visiting Scholar at the World Fertility Survey in London. (1984)
- Research Associate, Demographic Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Lecturer in Social and Economic Statistics at the University of Vienna. (1983-85)
- Research assistant at the Population Studies Center/Graduate Group in Demography of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. (1981-82)
- Visiting scholar at the Demographic Department of the Finnish Central Statistical Office in Helsinki. (1980-81)
- Population projections
- Development of the world population
- Comparative European demography
- Development of education and human capital
- Future development of fertility
- Lutz, W., Butz, W.P., Castro, M., Dasgupta, P., Demeny, P.G, Ehrlich, I., Giorguli, S., Habte, D., Haug, W., Hayes, A., Herrmann, M., Jiang, L., King, D., Kotte, D., Lees, M., Makinwa-Adebusoye, P.K., McGranahan, G., Mishra, V., Montgomery, M.R., Riahi, K., Scherbov, S., Peng, X., Yeoh, B. 2012. Demography's role in sustainable development (letter to the editor). Science 335(6071): 918.
- Lutz, W. and S. KC. 2011. Global human capital: Integrating education and population. Science 333: 587-592. Lutz, W., J. Crespo Cuaresma, and W. Sanderson. 2008. The demography of educational attainment and economic growth. Science 319: 1047-1048.
- Lutz, W., W. Sanderson, and S. Scherbov. 2008. The coming acceleration of global population ageing. Nature 451: 716-719.
- Lutz, W. and S. KC. 2010. Dimensions of global population projections: What do we know about future population trends and structures? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365: 2779-2791.
- Lutz, W. 2009. Sola schola et sanitate: Human capital as the root cause and priority for international development? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364: 3031-3047.
- Scherbov, S., W. Lutz, and W.C. Sanderson. 2011. The uncertain timing of reaching 8 billion, peak world population, and other demographic milestones. Population and Development Review 37(3): 571-578.
- Lutz, W., J. Crespo Cuaresma, and M.J. Abbasi-Shavazi. 2010. Demography, education, and democracy: Global trends and the case of Iran. Population and Development Review 36(2): 253-281.
- Lutz, W. 2009. The demography of future global population aging: Indicators, uncertainty, and educational composition. Population and Development Review 35(2): 357-365.
Articles in scientific journals and chapters in books
- The demography of religions and their changing distribution in the world. Pages 91-107 in M.A.Glendon and H.F.Zacher (eds), Proceedings of the 17th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on Universal Rights in a World of Diversity. The Case of Religious Freedom, 29 April-3 May, 2011, Vatican City. ISBN 978-88-86726-28-3. Coauthor: V. Skirbekk
- Misleading policy messages derived from the period TFR: Should we stop using it? Comparative Population Studies – Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft 35 (3), 2011: 637-664. Coauthors: T. Sobotka
- The uncertain timing of reaching 8 billion, peak world population, and other demographic milestones. Population and Development Review 37(3): 571-578, 2011. Coauthors: S. Scherbov and W.C. Sanderson.
- Global human capital: Integrating education and population. Science 333: 587-592, 2011. Coauthor: Samir KC.
- Adult mortality in Europe. Pages 49-81 in Richard G. Rogers and Eileen .M. Crimmins (eds.), International Handbook of Adult Mortality. International Handbooks of Population, Volume 2, 2011. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9996-9. New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. ISBN 978-90-481-9995-2. Coauthors: Marc Luy and Christian Wegner, .
- Demographic challenges affecting business schools. Journal of Management Development 30(5): 463-473, 2011. Special issue “Future Challenges for Business Schools”, Howard Tomas and Eric Cornuel, Guest Editors.
- Europe the continent with the lowest fertility. Human Reproduction Update 16(6): 590-602, 2010. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmq023. Authors: The ESHRE Capri Workshop Group (of which Wolfgang Lutz is a member). http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/6/590.full.pdf+html
- Education or wealth: which matters more for reducing child mortality in developing countries? Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2010, Vol. 8, pp. 175-199. Coauthors: R. Fuchs and E. Pamuk. http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/0xc1aa500d_0x0024fc44.pdf
- Dimensions of global population projections: What do we know about future population trends and structures? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365: 2779-2791, 2010.
- Demography, education, and democracy: Global trends and the case of Iran. Population and Development Review 36(2): 253-281, 2010. Coauthors: J. Crespo Cuaresma and M.J. Abbasi-Shavazi.
- Projection of populations by level of educational attainment, age and sex for 120 countries for 2005-2050. Demographic Research 22, Article 15, pp. 383-472, 2010. http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol22/15/ DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.15. Coauthors: S. KC, B. Barakat, A. Goujon, V. Skirbekk, W. Sanderson.
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