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Current positions and functions

Head of the Research Group Health and Longevity at the Vienna Institute of Demography

Director of the German-Austrian Cloister Study

Member of the Commission for Science Ethics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Member of the Council of Advisors of the Research Centres Network Population Europe

Member of the Body of Experts for Population Projections of the German Statistical Office

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Comparative Population Studies

Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Genus and Demografia

Member of the Steering Group of the International Network on Health Expectancy and the Disability Process (REVES)

Lecturer at the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD)

Fellow of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)

 

 

Education

1993-1998

Geography, Demography, and Urban Development Planning at the Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany

1991-1993

Geography, English and German Language at the Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany

 

 

Academic degrees

1/2014

Habilitation in Demography and Social Statistics (“Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, Prima Fascia”, National Scientific Qualification for full Professorship in the Italian university system)

12/2004

Appointment as Junior Professor at the University of Rostock with positive evaluation in November 2007

5/2004

Dr. rer. pol. in Demography at the University of Rostock; topic of the dissertation thesis: “Mortality analysis in historical demography: the construction of period life tables by using the growth balance method and statistical tests”

3/1998

Diploma in Geography at the Otto Friedrich University Bamberg; topic of the diploma thesis: “Mortality in female and male Bavarian monasteries, 1910-1985”

 

 

Professional career

10/2010 - present

Research Group Leader at the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

4/2008 - 9/2010

Senior Scientist at the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

12/2004 - 3/2008

Junior Professor of Demography and its Applications at the University of Rostock, Germany; 7/2007 - 12/2007 also Deputy Director of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)

8/2002 - 11/2004

Research Scientist at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden, Germany

6/2001 - 7/2002

Pre-Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Department of Ageing and Longevity, Rostock, Germany

10/1998 - 5/2001

Pre-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Rostock, Germany, Chair of Demography and Econometrics

3/1998 - 9/1998

Pre-Doctoral Researcher at the Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany, Chair of Population Research

 

 

Awards and stipends

2016 ERC Consolidator Grant to study levels and trends of health expectancy

2016 Elected Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2011 Elected to Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2010 ERC Starting Grant to study the “male-female health-mortality paradox”

2009 Stipend of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” for a research stay as Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Economic, Actuarial and Demographic Studies

2008 First prize in the teaching evaluation of the summer semester 2008 of the Institute for Sociology and Demography at the University of Rostock

2006 Poster Award for one of the three best posters in the field of population studies at the European Population Conference 2006 in Liverpool of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

2004 Stipend of the RTN Research Network “Demographic Sustainability and European Integration” for a research stay at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche

2003 Gunther Beyer Award for the best paper in the field of population studies by a young scholar at the European Population Conference 2003 in Warsaw of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

1998 First prize for young scientific scholars by the German Foundation for World Population and the German Association for Demography

 

 

Research stays

2009 Visiting Professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Department of Social Economic, Actuarial and Demographic Studies, Rome, Italy

2007 Guest Researcher at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2006 Guest Researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

2004 Guest Researcher at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche, Rome, Italy

 

 

Fellowships and scientific advisory functions

2016 - present

Member of the working group on the definition of the term “societal relevance” at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2014 - present

Member of the Steering Group of the International Network on Health Expectancy and the Disability Process (REVES)

2014

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the German Life Table 2010/12 of the German Statistical Office

2013 - 2014

Member of the Steering Committee of the Joint Action on European Health & Life Expectancy Information System (EHLEIS)

2012 - present

Member of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe

2011 - present

Member of the Body of Experts for Population Projections of the German Statistical Office

2011 - 2014

Member of the Advisory Board of the ESRC project InHALE (Inequalities in Healthy Active Life Expectancy), University of Newcastle, UK

2011 - present

Member of the Editorial Board and Demografia

2009 - present

Member of the Editorial Boards of Genus

2008 - present

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Comparative Population Studies-Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft

2008 - present

Fellow of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)

2005 - 2008

Junior Fellow Fellow of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)

2004 - present

Fellow of the EAPS Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality

2004 - 2007

Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

2004 - 2006

Research Fellow of the RTN Network Demographic sustainability and European integration, Research group Ageing, mortality and survival

 

 

Teaching activity

Summary

8 lectures and 33 seminars (in total 81 weekly semester hours, SWS)

2005 - present

Indirect methods for demographic estimation (seminar as part of the core course “Population data and summary measures” at the European Doctoral School of Demography)

2004 - 2008

Introduction to the stable population model, Applications of the stable population model: tempo effects and indirect estimation techniques, Special methods for data analysis: quantitative methods, Special methods in demography, Applied demography for marketing research, Demographic methods with MS Excel (lectures and seminars at the University of Rostock)

2002 - 2004

Introduction to demography (lecture at the Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main), Sex- and gender-specific differences in demographic processes (seminar at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)

1998 - 2001

 

Introduction to demography, Demographic ageing and its consequences, Introduction to population dynamics, Techniques of event history analysis for medical and epidemiological applications, Demographic methods with MS Excel, Man and demography – from the beginnings to the present, SPSS for social scientists (seminars at the University of Rostock)

 

 

External funding

10/2016 - 9/2017

Ora et Labora: a health-sociological study on the effects of order members' longer life working time on their health and life quality (PI), funded by WienKultur

6/2016

Wittgenstein Centre Summer School “The Demography of Health and Education” (Co-PI), funded by WWTF and WienKultur

4/2011 - 9/2016

HEMOX: the male-female health mortality paradox (PI), funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)

6/2006 - 8/2009

MAGGIE: Major ageing and gender issues in Europe (Co-PI), funded by the European Union

7/2006 - 12/2008

Sex-specific variations in studies on differential mortality (PI), funded by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) of the Max Planck Society

6/2006 - 12/2006

Mecklenburg in the demographic transition of the 18th und 19th century (Co-PI), funded by the Academic Support Program (HWP) of the land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

8/2005 - 4/2007

Empirical multidimensional analysis of consumers’ behaviour regarding renewable resources (PI), funded by the Federal German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and the Agency of Renewable Resources

5/2005 - 9/2005

Study on the social structure and well-being of tenants in Rostock districts (PI), funded by the WIRO Rostock

 

 

Academic administration

2015

Member of the Nominating Committee of the German Association for Demography

2014 - present

Member of the Commission for Science Ethics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2014

Member of the Nominating Committee of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2013 - 2016

Delegate of the Young Academy in the general assembly of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2012 - 2016

Secretary-General/Treasurer of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

2012 - 2015

Thematic focal person for “Health and Mortality” at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/OEAW, WU)

2008 - 2012

Organizer of the “Tempo effect interest group” at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2007

Deputy Director for Research of the International Max Planck Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)

2006 - 2008

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rostock Center for Demographic Change

2005 - 2008

Member of the Examinations Board for the B.A. Social Sciences and the M.Sc. Demography, Sociology and Economy at the University of Rostock

2005 - 2008

Member of the Council of the Institute for Sociology and Demography at the University of Rostock

2005 - 2007

Member of the Commission for Reformation of the M.Sc. programs Demography, Sociology and Economy as well as the Ph.D. program Demographic Change at the University of Rostock

2005 - 2007

Head of 1 and Member of 3 commissions for doctoral graduation at the University of Rostock

2005 - 2006

Member of the Appointment Board for the Professorship for Sociology and Family Demography at the University of Rostock

 

 

Conference organization

Theme convener for “Health, morbidity and longevity” at the XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa (together with Osman Sankoh)

Member of the International Organisation Committee of the 2016 European Population Conference in Mainz, Germany

Organizer of the session “Human Capital and Global Population Dynamics” at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology, 2016 in Vienna, Austria

Organizer of the 28th REVES Meeting “Determinants of unusual and differential health expectancy”, 2016 in Vienna, Austria

Organizer of the session “Demography of Human Capital” at the 2015 Annual Conference of the German Association for Demography in Berlin, Germany

Member of the International Organisation Committee of the 2014 European Population Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Organizer of the international conference “Determinants of unusual and differential longevity”, 2012 in Vienna, Austria

Organizer of the sessions “Longevity and life expectancy” and “Experimental studies of human mortality” at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America in San Francisco, USA

Organizer of a meta-experts meeting for future life expectancy trends in low mortality countries 2012 in San José, Costa Rica

Organizer of the 2011 workshop “Health, morbidity and mortality: the state of the art” of the “European working group on Health, morbidity and mortality” of the European Association of Population Studies in Vienna, Austria

Theme convener for “Health, morbidity and mortality” at the 2010 European Population Conference in Vienna, Austria (organizer of 15 sessions)

Organizer of the session “Innovative approaches in life table application” at the XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco

Organizer of the workshop “The demographic situation in eastern and western Germany” at the German Statistical Week 2006 in Dresden, Germany

Organizer of the session “Gender relevant mortality research” at the 2006 European Population Conference in Liverpool, England

 

 

Reviewing activities

Scientific journals: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, BMC Public Health, British Medical Journal, Comparative Population Studies, Demographic Research, Demography, European Journal of Population, Experimental Gerontology, Genus, Gerontology, Health Statistics Quarterly, International Journal of Epidemiology, International Journal of Public Health, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, The Lancet, Population and Development Review, Population Research and Policy Review, Population Studies, Psychology, Science, Social Science & Medicine, Statistische Nachrichten von Statistik Austria, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft

Research facilities: Australian National University, Charité - Medical University Berlin (Germany), Czech Academy of Sciences, Killam Research Fellowship (Canada), University of Brussels (Belgium)

Paid expertise: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), German Stock Exchange (Deutsche Börse AG)

 

 

Scientific memberships

Austrian Society for Public Health (since 2015)

European Public Health Association  (since 2015)

Gerontological Society of America (since 2013)

International Epidemiological Association (since 2012)

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (since 2005)

Population Association of America (since 2003)

European Association for Population Studies (since 2003)

German Association for Demography (since 1998)

 

 

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 Dr. Marc Luy

 

  Demographer with special interest in health and longevity, sceptic, and fan of empirical science