Guy Abel is a Research Scientist based in the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital at 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

Other Resources

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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 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.