Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976 – 1984
    Bundesrealgymnasium Wien XXII

  • 1984 – 1989
    Study of Technical Mathematics applied to Economics at the Vienna University of Technology

  • 1989
    PhD study in Technical Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology

  • 1989 – 1990
    SAP-programing at Elin Austria

  • 1990 – 1991
    Fulbright scholar at the University of Chicago Postgraduate Study in Economics

  • 1991 – 1992
    PhD study in Technical Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology

  • 1992 – 1998
    Research assistant at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Demography) and Vienna University of Technology (Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research and Systems Theory)

  • 1998
    Habilitation, Venia legendi in Population Economics and Applied Econometrics

  • 1997 – 1998
    Max Kade Postdoctorate scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (Department of Demography)

  • 1998 – 2003
    Head of the Research Group on Population, Economy and Environment, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  • Since 2003
    Deputy director and Head of Research Group on Population Economics, Vienna Institute of Demography

  • Since 2006
    Research Associate of the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University Essex

  • Since 2008
    Professor of Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Unit: Economics.

Selected publications

  • Aparicio Diaz, B., T. Fent, A. Prskawetz and L. Bernardi (2011): Transition to Parenthood: The Role of Social Interaction and Endogenous Networks. In: Demography, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 559-579.

  • Prskawetz, A., T. Tsvetomir and V. Veliov (2011): Optimal education in an age-structured model under changing labor demand and supply. In: Macroeconomic Dynamics.

  • Wrzaczek, S., M. Kuhn, A. Prskawetz and G. Feichtinger (2010): The reproductive value in distributed optimal control model. In: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 77, Issue 3, pp. 164-170.

  • Dalton, M., B.C. O’Neill, A. Prskawetz, L. Jiang and J. Pitkin (2008): Population Ageing and Future Carbon Emissions in the United States. In: Energy Economics 30, pp. 642-675.

  • Prskawetz, A. and V. Veliov (2007) Age Specific Dynamic Labor Demand and Human Capital Investment. In: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 31, pp. 3741-3777.

  • Prskawetz, A., T. Kögel, W.C. Sanderson and S. Scherbov (2007): The Effects of Age Structure on Economic Growth: An Applicaton of Probabilistic Forecasting in India. In: International Journal of Forecasting 23, pp. 587-602.

  • Prskawetz, A., M. Winkler-Dworak and G. Feichtinger (2003): Production, distribution and insecurity of food: a dynamic framework, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 14, pp. 317-337.

  • Prskawetz, A., G. Feichtinger and M. Luptacik (1998): The accomplishment of the Maastricht criteria with respect to initial debt. In: Journal of Economics, Vol. 68(2), pp. 93-110.

  • Prskawetz, A. and G. Feichtinger (1995): Endogenous population growth may imply chaos. In: Journal of Population Economics 8, pp. 59-80.

  • A. Prskawetz, T. Fent and R. Guest (2008): Workforce Ageing and Labor Productivity: The Role of Supply and Demand for Labor in the G7 Countries, In: Prskawetz, Bloom and Lutz (eds.): Population Aging, Human Capital Accumulation and Productivity Growth. New York: Population Council, pp. 298-323.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Project Participation:

  • Households, consumption, and energy use: The role of demographic change in future U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (Environmental Protection Agency, US), 2002 – 2005

  • Frontier issues in migration research (Fond zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Austria), 1997 – 1998

  • Nonlinear Population Economics (Fond zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Austria), 1994 – 1996

  • Economic impact of immigration in receiving countries (AustrianAcademy of Sciences), 1993 – 1994

  • Escape from the Malthusian Trap (Austrian Academy of Sciences), 1992 – 1993

Project Acqisition:

  • National Transfer Accounts and Intergenerational Redistribution in European Institutional Settings (FWF), 2010 – 2013

  • Award 2011 from the Austrian Economic Chambers to the Vienna University of Technology: “Indikatoren für Generationengerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit sozialer Transfersysteme“ (Indicators for the generational fairness and sustainability of social transfer systems), 2011

  • Fertility and societal development (Jacobs Foundation), 2009 – 2011

  • Long-run economic perspectives of an ageing society (EU 7th Framework Programme), 2009 – 2011

  • Productivity, wages and training in ageing societies (FWF), 2009 – 2011

  • Agglomeration Processes in Ageing Societies (WWTF), 2008 – 2011

  • Optimal age-specific human capital investment in an aging population. An analysis at the company level. Funded by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian National Bank), OeNB Project No. 11621, 2006 – 2007

  • The relationship between demographic change and economic growth in the EU (EU, Tender VT/2005/035, Various studies on policy implications of demographic changes in national and community policies), 2006

  • Impact of population ageing on innovation and productivity growth in Europe (EU, Tender VT/2004/056, Various studies on policy implications of demographic changes in national and community policies), 2005

  • Poverty dynamics and fertility in developing countries (ESF Programms: European Collaborative Research Projects in the Social Sciences), 2004 – 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Referee for European Research Council

  • Scientific advisory board – ÖPIA (Österreichische Plattform für interdisziplinäre Alternsfragen)

  • Director of Research Training (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital), since January 2011

Membership in scientific Associations:

  • American Economic Association

  • Nationalökonomische Gesellschaft

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Operations Research

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bevölkerungswissenschaft

  • European Society of Population Economics

  • European Association for Population Studies


  • Population Association of America

  • Verein für Socialpolitik (Bevölkerungsökonomischer Ausschuß)

Other Memberships:

  • Founder member of European Doctoral School of Demographic Research, MPI Rostock

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Research Center "Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics – DONDENA", Bocconi Universita, Italy, 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the Advisory Board of The “Carlo F. Dondena” Centre for Research on Social Dynamics , Bocconi Universita, Italy (1.1.2011 – 31.12.2013)

  • Member of the "Kommission für die Verleihung des Dissertationspreis für Migrationsforschung", ÖAW, Wien

  • Member of the „Kommission für Migrations- und Integrationsforschung“, ÖAW, Wien, 2008 – 2012

  • Member of the "ad hoc Kommission der Hannes Androsch Stiftung"

  • ÖAW Member of the "Strategie- und Planungskommission der ÖAW", until March 2011

  • Member of the "Akademierat", April 2011

  • Elected to represent corresponding members in the official meetings of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, until May 2011

  • Fellow World Demographic Association, since November 2007

  • Member of the FWF Kuratorium (stellvertretender Referent im Referat Wirtschaftswissenschaften), 2008 – 2011, 2011 – 2013

  • Member of Steering Committee “Rostocker Ring”, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Population Europe Information Centre

  • Member (Ersatzmitglied) of „Studienkommission“ Technische Mathematik

  • Member (Ersatzmitglied) of “Studienkommission” Wirtschaftsinformatik

  • Member of Senat, Vienna University of Technology, 2010 – 2013

  • Member (Ersatzmitglied) of „Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen, Vienna University of Technology 2010

  • Member of Habilitationskommission (Behrens, Schuster, Düring)

  • Member of Berufungskommission („Discrete and Computational Geometry“ – TU Vienna,”W3 Professur Demographie” – Universität Rostock)

Referee for

  • Demographic Research (acting as associate editor)

  • Journal of Population Economics

  • Development Economics

  • German Economic Review

  • Metroeconomica

  • Journal of Economic Growth

  • Mathematical Population Studies

  • Population Studies

  • Population and Environment (member of advisory board)

  • Ecological Economics

  • Environmental and Ressource Economics

  • European Review of Economic History

  • European Journal of Population

  • Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (acting as associate editor)

  • Genus (member of scientific committee)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Organisation of more than 15 workshops and conferences

  • Supervision of 17 Master- and 9 PhD-Theses since 2002

  • Married, one daughter (*2001)


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