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Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

Executive Director

Research Group: Population Economics

Phone: +43 1 313 36 - 7702

E-Mail: alexia.fuernkranz(at)oeaw.ac.at


Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is Director of Research Training. The Wittgenstein Centre acts as an important institution for continued training in advanced demographic and economic methods. Teaching is conducted by senior scientists of the Centre and by lecturers invited from its partner institutions. The task of the Director of Research Training is to organise and coordinate research training and to build up the link between the Wittgenstein Centre and international training programmes such as the European Doctoral School of Demography.

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz holds a doctorate in mathematical economics from the Vienna University of Technology, as well as a second doctorate (Habilitation) in population economics and applied econometrics from the same University. She is professor at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, executive director of the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and director of research training at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. She is working in the field of the economics of population and individual ageing, long-run economic growth, agent-based models and environmental economics. She has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and edited special issues of economic and demographic journals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Long-run population and economic development
  • Macroeconomic consequences of an ageing population
  • Population ageing, economic productivity, and the labour market
  • Agent-based computational models and social interaction