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Mag. Dr. Thomas Horvath

Function: Senior Economist, Research group coordinator
Research groups: Labour Economics, Income and Social Security
  • Dr. Thomas Horvath joined the "Labour Economics, Income and Social Security" Research Group at WIFO in December 2010. After studying economics at the University of Vienna and a semester abroad in Amsterdam, he worked at the Department of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, where he received his PhD in 2015 in the field of microeconometric labour market analysis. His research interests include changes in labour demand and supply, the evaluation of (active) labour market policies and migration. A major focus of his work is the analysis of longer-term socio-economic developments using dynamic microsimulation, e.g. the longer-term impact of demographic change on labour markets and welfare states. For example, the H2020 EU project SUSTAINWELL is studying the distributional effects of population aging from a long-term perspective. He is a national expert in the skillsnet network of CEDEFOP and a member of the Retirement and Disability Research Center of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In addition to numerous WIFO studies and several book contributions, he has published in international journals such as Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of the Economics of Ageing, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Regional Studies and Labour Economics.
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Research scope
  • Dynamic microsimulation of long-term socio-demographic developments
  • Evaluation of labour market and social policy
  • Labour market and migration
  • Supply, demand and mismatch in the labour market