Bernhard Rengs

Research Group: Economic Demography

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7732

E-Mail: Bernhard.Rengs(at)


Bernhard Rengs joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in 2014. He has an interdisciplinary background in computer sciences and economics and received his degrees at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. From 2003 to 2014 he was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. His past research focused on Computational Social Simulation, Computational Economics, Evolutionary Economics and Information Visualisation. Current research concerns are mainly the application of computational agent based modelling in demography, population economics and socio-economics as well as studies on forced migration.


Areas of Expertise

  • Agent-based Computational Social Simulation
  • Agent-based Computational Economics
  • Forced Migration
  • Information Visualisation


Research Areas


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Barriers to health care access and service utilization of refugees in Austria: Evidence from a cross-sectional survey.
Author(s): Kohlenberger, J, Buber-Ennser, I, Rengs, B, Leitner, S, & Landesmann, M.
Reference: Health Policy, doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.01.014.
Year: 2019

Consumption & class in evolutionary Macroeconomics
Author(s): Rengs, B and Scholz-Wäckerle, M
Reference: Journal of Evolutionary Economics
Year: 2018

Extending Gaussian process emulation using cluster analysis and artificial neural networks to fit big training sets
Author(s): de Mulder, W, Rengs, B, Molenberghs, G, Fent, T, Verbeke, G
Reference: Journal of Simulation
Year: 2018

Human Capital, Values, and Attitudes of Persons Seeking Refuge in Austria in 2015
Author(s): Buber-Ennser I, Kohlenberger J, Rengs B, Al Zalak Z, Goujon A, Striessnig E, Potančoková M, Gisser R, Testa M, Lutz W
Reference: PLOS ONE
Year: 2016