Fabian Stephany joined the Wittgenstein Centre in 2013. After having studied economics at the University of Mannheim, he completed graduate degrees in economics and social science statistics at Bocconi University in Milan and at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his doctorate degree in economics and social sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2016.

Dr. Stephany's projects focus on the application of computational social science in education, migration, and public opinion research. Currently, he is working on the network development of human and social capital on digital platforms in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute. Dr. Stephany has been working as a consultant at the OECD in Paris and as a data scientist in the private sector.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Capital
  • Data Science
  • Computational Social Science

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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E-Mail: fabian.stephany(at)wu.ac.at

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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. 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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