Wolfgang Lutz , M.A. Ph. D.

Wolfgang Lutz

Full Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences since 2012


Research Areas:

  • Social Sciences
  • Population statistics
  • Demography



Selected Memberships:

  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • World Academy of Sciences
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Societas Scientiarum Fennica
  • Associate Fellow of the Nuffield College, Oxford University, UK
  • Committee on Population, National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Working Group III
  • Affiliate Professor of the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Member of the Academia Europaea

Selected Prizes:

  • Wittgenstein-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population - Mattei Dogan Foundation Award
  • ERC Advanced Investigator Grant
  • Mindel Sheps Award

Selected Publications:

  • Lutz, W. (2013) Demographic metabolism: A predictive theory of socioeconomic change. Population and Development Review, Bd. 38 (Suppl.1), S. 283-301.
  • Lutz, W., Butz, W.P., Castro, M., Dasgupta, P., Demeny, P.G., Ehrlich, I., Gioguli, S., Habte, D., Haug, W., Hayes, A., Herrmann, M., Jiang, L., King, D., Kotte, D., Lees, M., Makinwa-Adebusoye, P.K., Mc. Granahan, G., Mishra, V., Montgomery, M.R., Riahi, K., Scherbov, S., Peng X., Yeoh, B. (2012) Demography's role in sustainable development. Science Magazine, Bd. 335 (6071), S. 918.
  • Lutz, Wolfgang; K.C., Samir (2011) Global Human Capital: Integrating Education and Population. Science, Bd. 333 (6042), S. 587-592 .
  • Lutz, W.; Samir, K C (2010) Dimensions of global population projections: What do we know about future population trends and structures?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Bd. 365, S. 2779-2791.
  • Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.; Scherbov, S. (2008) The coming acceleration of global population ageing. Nature, Bd. 451, S. 716-719.