Marc Luy is Head of the research group “Health and Longevity” at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Director of the German-Austrian “Cloister Study”. Previously, he was Junior-Professor for Demography and its Applications at the University of Rostock. Before becoming Junior-Professor, he was Doctoral Student and Research Scientist at the University of Rostock, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden, Germany. The main aim of his research is to disentangle the complex causation of healthy ageing through the study of differentials in health, mortality and longevity. Formal demographic aspects connected to the estimation of life expectancy and healthy life years for specific subpopulations represent an additional research interest.

Areas of Expertise

  • Differentials in Health and Longevity
  • Determinants of Healthy Ageing
  • Formal Demography
  • Indirect Estimation Techniques

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: marc.luy(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581-7734

Other Resources

Personal website
Full list of publications
Website of the DELAG research group 
Website of the Cloister Study 
Website Lebenserwartung.info (in German) 

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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).

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