Guy Abel is a Research Scientist based in the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital at the Vienna Institute of Demography and IIASA. He is also a Professor in the School of Sociology and Political Science at Shanghai University where he leads the International Migration Pillar in the Asian Demographic Research Institute. Previously, he worked at the ESRC Centre for Population Change and S3RI at the University of Southampton. His research interests cover estimating migration and applying statistical methods to better forecast components of population change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Demographic Forecasting
  • Migration Estimation
  • Statistical Computing

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: IIASA, VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: guy.abel@oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +431313367723

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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