Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz
Tel.: +43 (1) 58801 10530

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics

Vienna University of Technology, Argentinierstrasse 8/4/105-3, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, A. (2015). Population Dynamics: Mathematic Models of Population, Development, and Natural Resources. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol. 18. Oxford: Elsevier, 566-571.


A. Fürnkranz-Prskawetz and J. Sambt (2014) Economic support ratios and the demographic dividend in Europe. Demographic Research, 30, 963 - 1010.


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Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz 





Prof. Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is Head of the Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics of the Vienna University of Technology as well as Deputy Director at the Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences. She teaches courses on  microeconomics, dynamic macroeconomics, economic modelling, and environmental and population economics.

Research Interests


• Long-run population and economic development.
• Macroeconomic consequences of an ageing population.
• Population ageing, economic productivity, and the labour market.
• Agent-based computational models and social interaction.


Key Facts


Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz graduated from the Vienna University of Technology. Her international experience includes a postgraduate study as a Fulbright scholarship holder at the University of Chicago in Economics, a Max Kade scholarship to spend one year as a postdoctorate researcher at the University of California, Berkley and five years as the head of an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Demography, Rostock. Since 2003 she is deputy director of VID at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2008 she is professor of Mathematical Economics at TU Vienna. Since 2012 she is head of the Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics at TU Vienna. In July 2013 she joined IIASA, Laxenburg as a research associate.


Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz  has published  in the area of population and environmental economics. She is acts as associate editor and member of the advisory board in international journals including Demographic Research, Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Population and Environment, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research and Genus.


She has received  the Figdor-Price for law, social- and economic sciences, Austrian Academy of Sciences and was elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2011.


Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz sits on the Scientific Advisory Council of numerous institutions including the Austrian Science Foundation, The European Doctoral School of Demographic Research, the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University the commission on demographic change of the Leopoldina, the Austrian Interdisciplinary Platform on Ageing.