Michael Kuhn is (co-)leader of the research group on population economics at the Wittgenstein Centre (IIAS,VID/OEAW,WU) and Vienna Institute of Demography. Having received a doctorate in economics from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2001 he has since held positions at the Centre of Health Economics, University of York, UK (1999-2004; lectureship) and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research / University of Rostock, Germany (2005-2008; junior professorship). His research interests lie in the area of health and population economics. He has published, inter alia, in the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Economics Letters, Journal of Demographic Economics, Demographic Research and Theoretical Population Biology. Currently, he holds a 3-year Austrian Science Fund stand-alone grant on “Medical Progress, Health Expenditure and Population Ageing” (03/2014-12/2017). He is associate editor of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing and co-organising the ‘European Workshops on Labour, Health and Education under Demographic Change’ (since 2016).

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Economics
  • Macroeconomics of Health & Healthcare
  • Life Cycle Modelling of Health Behaviour
  • Economics of Long-term Care

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: michael.kuhn@oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +431313367742

Other Resources

MEDPRO Project - Medical Progress, Health Expenditure and Population Ageing

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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