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Dr. Martin Spielauer

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Labour Economics, Income and Social Security
  • Martin Spielauer is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Labour Economics, Income and Social Security" since 2016. His main research interest and competence is the development of simulation models for the study of transfer- and social insurance systems in the context of demographic change. In two EC-funded projects (WellCARE, SustainWELL) he leads the implementation of the comparative microWELT model for welfare transfers in the context of aging. In a cross-border collaboration he supports the implementation of the Slovenian pension microsimulation model DypenSi. In Austria, he supports the microsimulation implementation of population projections at Statistics Austria. As consultant of the World Bank he led the development of Dynamis-Pop, a portable model for population, education and health applications in developing countries. Martin Spielauer has a strong international background which includes 9 years at Statistics Canada's Socio-Economic Modelling Division and 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. He obtained his PhD in Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Vienna. Before that he held research positions at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Austrian Institute for Family Studies, and the Technical University of Vienna. He has been sharing his expertise in countless visiting positions, lecturing roles and consultancies around the globe and published in academic journals as well as in reports of government agencies and international organisations.
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Research scope
  • Dynamic microsimulation of long-term socio-demographic developments
  • Labour market and migration
  • Social policy and the welfare state