Martin Spielauer has been a research staff member in WIFO's Research Group "Labour Market, 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 the EC-funded project Weltransim he leads the development of the
multi-country microsimulation model microWELT for the comparative analysis of welfare state regimes. In a cross-border collaboration
he supports the implementation of the Slovenian pension microsimulation model DypenSi. As consultant of the World Bank he
is the lead developer 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 TU ien. 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.