Nicholas Gailey joined IIASA in January 2018 to contribute to the World Population (POP) Program. His work mostly involves researching international migration and the writing of related scientific publications and policy-oriented reports. In particular, he covers the emigration of highly-educated and skilled workers in Eastern Europe and Africa, and resulting implications for development. Mr. Gailey’s educational background includes a Journalism MA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Expertise

  • Migration push- and pull-factors
  • Demographic transition
  • Science communication

Research Areas


Affiliation: IIASA, University of Vienna
E-Mail: nicholas.gailey@univie.ac.at

Other Resources

IIASA website
University of Vienna website

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.