Multidimensional Demographic Modeling (MDM)

Through its research, the MDM Group aims to advance demographic modeling methods to assess and forecast population dynamics with a focus on demographic and spatial heterogeneity under different socioeconomic scenarios at the global, national, and sub-national level.

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The MDM Group’s research focus is at the core of the IIASA strategic plan in rigorously incorporating the human-centered system model into systems analysis by considering the feedback mechanisms between human and other social, economic, and natural systems. The group has a strong focus on population forecasting using a scenario-based approach allowing for aligning future demographic components with socioeconomic scenarios such as the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) originally developed for the climate change research community. Apart from updating global projections of population, human capital, and other relevant dimensions using scenarios, the group also carries out innovative, policy-relevant research at the local and regional level, for instance, assessing social vulnerability to COVID-19 at a small spatial scale.

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05 Dec 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
IIASA at IUSSP International Population Conference 2021

Population and Just Societies Program scientists will present and discuss latest IIASA research at the virtual IUSSP Int... More

29 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021
The causes and consequences of depopulation

The IIASA Population and Just Societies Program, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Vienna are co-o... More

21 Oct 2021
China’s low fertility may not hinder future prosperity

IIASA demographer Guillaume Marois presents in a webinar organized by Shanghai University a new research published in th... More


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Last edited: 10 November 2021

CONTACT DETAILS

Samir K.C.

Research Group Leader and Research Scholar Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

Katja Scherbov

Program and Project Officer Population and Just Societies Program

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313