Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is one of the four Wittgenstein Centre directors. She 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 and director at the Vienna Institute of Demography (the biggest pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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

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Affiliation: IIASA, VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: afp(at)econ.tuwien.ac.at
Phone: +431313367702

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).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA