Sergei Scherbov

Research Group
Population Dynamics and Forecasting

Phone
+43 2236 807 584

E-Mail
scherbov(at)iiasa.ac.at


About

Sergei Scherbov is Director of Demographic Analysis. Demographic analysis has a very prominent role among activities of the Wittgenstein Centre, as the size, composition, and structure of populations affect almost every aspect of our lives. Demographic analysis is about methods of measuring dimensions and dynamics of population. Development of population size and its composition to a large extent defines the whole subject of demography. To deal with future population dynamics, we apply conventional demographic methods and advanced methods that include multi-state and stochastic approaches. We want to contribute to the further improvement of existing methodologies as well as to the development of new methodologies related to demographic analysis.

Sergei Scherbov is the Deputy Program Director of IIASA's World Population Program (POP), Director of Demographic Analysis at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), and Leader of the Population Dynamics and Forecasting Research Group at the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is also Guest Professor at the Department Socioeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and Affiliated Professor at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Dr. Scherbov graduated from the Moscow Aviation University where he studied operation research and applied mathematics, and received his PhD in theory of systems, control theory and systems analysis from the Research Institute for Systems Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Since 1982 has been a frequent collaborator and Guest Research Scholar with the Population Program which he joined as a staff member in 1987. From 1991-2001 he was Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, teaching on Demographic Methods and Computer Based Demographic Analysis. He returned to IIASA in 2002 to work on issues related to demographic modeling.

Dr. Scherbov has given numerous intensive "hands on" courses in the field of Demographic Analysis and Computer Applications at many universities and statistical offices across the globe, many of which were organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In recent years, Dr. Scherbov also assisted a number of governments in defining and evaluating population policies.

His main current research interests are in population projections, new measures of aging, and analysis of aging that takes into consideration changing characteristics of people. Scherbov is author, co-author, or co-editor of several books and more than 150 articles published in professional journals, including six articles in "Science" and "Nature". In 2012, he received a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study new measures of aging. 


Areas of Expertise

  • Population projections analysis of aging that takes into consideration changing characteristics of people
  • New measures of ageing
  • Analyses of ageing that take into consideration changing characteristics of people

Selected Publications

  • Rengs, B., M. Scholz-Wäckerle, and J. van den Bergh.2019. “Evolutionary Macroeconomic Assessment Of Employment And Innovation Impacts Of Climate Policy Packages”. Journal Of Economic Behavior And Organization.
  • Kohlenberger, J., I. Buber-Ennser, B. Rengs, S. Leitner, and M. Landesmann.2019. “Gesundheitszugang Von Syrischen, Irakischen Und Afghanischen Geflüchteten In Österreich: Ergebnisse Aus Dem Refugee Health And Integration Survey”.Pp. 239-259inMigration und Integration 7: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis. Reihe Dialogforum Integration, M. Czaika, L. Rössl,, F. Altenburg,, A. Faustmann,, and T. Pfeffer,. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität Krems.
  • Rengs, B. and M. Scholz-Wäckerle.2019. “Consumption & Class In Evolutionary Macroeconomics”. Journal Of Evolutionary Economics29:229–263.
  • Kohlenberger, J., I. Buber-Ennser, B. Rengs, S. Leitner, and M. Landesmann.2019. “Barriers To Health Care Access And Service Utilization Of Refugees In Austria: Evidence From A Cross-Sectional Survey”. Health Policy123:833-839. Retrieved(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.01.014).

More Publications

More Publications

  • Rengs, B., M. Scholz-Wäckerle, and J. van den Bergh.2019. “Evolutionary Macroeconomic Assessment Of Employment And Innovation Impacts Of Climate Policy Packages”. Journal Of Economic Behavior And Organization.
  • Kohlenberger, J., I. Buber-Ennser, B. Rengs, S. Leitner, and M. Landesmann.2019. “Gesundheitszugang Von Syrischen, Irakischen Und Afghanischen Geflüchteten In Österreich: Ergebnisse Aus Dem Refugee Health And Integration Survey”.Pp. 239-259inMigration und Integration 7: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis. Reihe Dialogforum Integration, M. Czaika, L. Rössl,, F. Altenburg,, A. Faustmann,, and T. Pfeffer,. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität Krems.
  • Rengs, B. and M. Scholz-Wäckerle.2019. “Consumption & Class In Evolutionary Macroeconomics”. Journal Of Evolutionary Economics29:229–263.
  • Kohlenberger, J., I. Buber-Ennser, B. Rengs, S. Leitner, and M. Landesmann.2019. “Barriers To Health Care Access And Service Utilization Of Refugees In Austria: Evidence From A Cross-Sectional Survey”. Health Policy123:833-839. Retrieved(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.01.014).
  • Isabella Buber-Ennser,, Anne Goujon, Judith Kohlenberger, and Bernhard Rengs.2018. “Multi-Layered Roles Of Religion Among Refugees Arriving In Austria Around 2015”. Religions9:154.
  • Judith Kohlenberger, S. L.2020. “Psychosoziale Gesundheit Und Gesellschaftliche Teilhabe In Österreich: Zur Prävalenz Von Angststörungen Und Depressionen Unter Syrischen, Irakischen Und Afghanischen Geflüchteten”.P. xx-xxinFlucht und Asyl – internationale und österreichische Perspektiven, C. R. and W. S. Rainer Bauböck. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • Judith Kohlenberger, I. B. -E.2020. “Surveying Syrians In Diaspora: Methodological Aspects For Planning And Implementing Longitudinal Studies”.Pp. 29-54inComparative demography of the Syrian diaspora: European and Middle Eastern destinations, Elwood D. Carlson and Nathalie E. Williams. Cham: Springer.
  • Isabella Buber-Ennser, B. R.2020. “Demographic Profile Of Syrians In Austria”.Pp. 139-162in, Elwood D. Carlson and Nathalie E. Williams. Cham: Springer. Retrieved(https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24451-4_7).
  • Leitner, S., M. Landesmann, J. Kohlenberger, I. Buber-Ennser, and B. Rengs.2019. “The Effects Of Stressors And Resiliance Factors On Mental Health Of Recent Refugees In Austria”.
  • Klausinger, H., M. Kuhn, A. Prskawetz, and B. Rengs.2019. “Special Issue: 100Th Anniversary Of The Austrian Economic Association And The Future Of Health Care Systems”. Empirica46:409–411.