27 October 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

The socio-economics of aging

IIASA researcher Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz will be the keynote speaker at the 5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing.

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The workshop will look at how the changing age structure of populations creates challenges and opportunities to countries around the world. it will focus on the economic dimension and the social dynamics of ageing societies. Researchers working in the field of socio-economics of ageing will get together to share results and learn about new approaches.

Senior Research Scholar Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is the invited keynote speaker at this event. For many years, Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been working in the field of the economics of population and individual ageing, long run economic growth, agent based models and environmental economics. She has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and edited special issues of economic and demographic journals. At IIASA she works on models of the interrelationship between population, the economy and environment.

She holds a doctorate in mathematical economics from the Vienna University of Technology, as well as a second doctorate (Habilitation) in population economics and applied econometrics from the same University. She is professor at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, deputy director at the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and director of research training at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. 

The workshop participants will discuss topics around:

  • Economic policies in ageing societies.
  • Effects of the crisis on the older population.
  • Life-cycle consumption and saving profiles.
  • Labour market behaviour.
  • Well-being or happiness.
  • The economic status of the elderly.
  • Poverty, income distribution inequality, and social exclusion.
  • Living arrangements and care arrangements.
  • Intergenerational transfers, both public and private.
  • Ageing families.
  • Population ageing in developing countries.
  • Databases and statistics for research on ageing.

For detailed information please visit the event website. 

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Last edited: 11 September 2017


Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

Research at the World Population Program


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