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Martin Spielauer

Function: Research staff member
Research groups: Labour Market, Income and Social Security
  • Martin Spielauer has been an economist 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.
  • CV: German English
Research scope
  • Dynamic microsimulation of long-term socio-demographic developments
  • Labour market and migration
  • Social policy and the welfare state