Marc Luy is Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography and Head of the Research Group “Health and Longevity”. He is also Honorary Professor of Demography at the University of Vienna. His research is on trends and differentials in health and mortality. In particular, he wants to better understand the causal mechanisms that enable some (groups of) people to live longer and healthier than others. His best-known research project is the German-Austrian Cloister Study on the health and longevity of Catholic order members, for which he has already received several scientific awards. In 2011 he was elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences as Member of the Young Academy and in 2016 as Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences. Get more information on his scientific career and research at https://marcluy.eu.

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW, University of Vienna
E-Mail: marc.luy(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581-7701

Other Resources

VID website

Personal website
DELAG research group
German-Austrian Cloister Study
Lebenserwartung in Deutschland (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 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.