Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz - Biography#

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is Professor of Mathematical Economics at the Vienna University of Technology (since 2008) and deputy director at the Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2020). Since July 2013 she is also research associate at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. After her study of Technical Mathematics and attendance of a postgraduate study as Fulbright scholarship holder at the University of Chicago in Economics she joined the Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences as research assistant from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 1998 she obtained a Max Kade scholarship and spent one year as a postdoctorate at the Demography Department of the University of California, Berkley. In 1998 she received the Venia for “Population Economics and Applied Econometrics” at the Vienna University of Technology. From October 1998 through October 2003 she was head of an independent research group on “Population, Economy and Environment” at the Max Planck Institute for Demography, Rostock. Between 2003 and 2015 she was deputy director and between 2016 and 2019 she was executive director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is member of different demographic and economic societies (Verein für Socialpolitik, IUSSP,...)n and referee of several international journals (Demographic Research, Journal of Economic Growth, etc.). In 2007 she was elected as corresponding and in 2011 as full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2015 she was elected as member of Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften). Her main areas of research are in the economic consequences of population and individual ageing, long run economic growth, and agent based computational demography. During the last years she also won several research proposals (FP7, WWTF, FWF, JPI) that aim to investigate the complex interrelationship between the ageing process and economic performance.

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