Miguel González-Leonardo



Miguel González-Leonardo is Research Scholar at the Population and Just Societies Program (POPJUS) within the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), where he is working on the European projects “Quantify Migration Scenarios for Better Policy” and “Future Migration Scenarios for Europe”. Previously, he was a Predoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) with a FI competitive grant, Research Assistant and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography within the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His research focuses on internal migration, human capital mobility and population decline. Miguel holds a Ph.D. in Demography from the CED and UAB, and he participated in the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) 2019-2020. During his doctoral studies, Miguel was involved in 1 European and 3 Spanish projects, and he carried out research stays at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and at the Geographic Data Science Lab of the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool.

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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.