Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz

Education:

MA in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (1982)

PhD (with distinction) in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania (1983)

Habilitation (= second doctorate; right to teach and apply for a chair at the university) in Demography and Social Statistics at the University of Vienna. (1988)

Prior Work:

  • Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. (2002-2009)
  • Member, Board of Directors (Kuratorium), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. (2003-2008)
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing, Oxford University (2007)
  • Initiator and Coordinator, Global Science Panel on Population and Environment (sponsored by the IUSSP, IIASA, and the United Nations University) (2001-2002)
  • Scientific Coordinator, EU Observatory for the Social Situation, Demography and the Family, an official body of the European Commission (1999-2004)
  • Secretary General, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). (1998-2001)
  • Adjunct Professor in Demography and Social Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria. (since 1988)
  • Research Director, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, Vienna (1995-1998)

Current Position/Responsibilities:

  • Founder and Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, (founded 2011, based on the Wittgenstein Prize 2010 and created as a collaboration between IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
  • Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria (since 2002)
  • Leader, World Population Program, IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Laxenburg, Austria. (Employed at IIASA since 1984, Deputy Program Leader under Nathan Keyfitz since 1988, Program Leader since 1994)
  • Professor for Social and Economic Statistics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Population projections
  • Development of the world population
  • Comparative European demography
  • Development of education and human capital
  • Future development of fertility
  • Interaction between population and environment