Hon. Prof. Dr. Marc Luy

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

About me

I am Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Honorary Professor of Demography at the University of Vienna. My research is on trends and differentials in health and mortality. In particular, I want to better understand the causal mechanisms that enable some people to live longer and healthier than others. On these web pages you will find information about my curriculum vitae, a summary of my research interests, and compilations of my publications and presentations at conferences and workshops. More details about my research and actual university lectures can be found at the following websites:
The delag.eu website offers more in-depth information about the research on "determinants of longevity and ageing in good health" (delag) conducted by me and my team of the research group "Health and Longevity" at the Vienna Institute of Demography.
The "Cloister Study" is a demographic-epidemiologic research project to study the mechanisms of health, ageing and longevity, based on the morbidity and mortality experiences of Catholic order members. The website is held in German and English.
The website lebenserwartung.info provides extensive information about trends and differences in life expectancy in Germany. The website offers regularly updated data and figures mainly based on own calculations and studies. The website is held in German language.
Demographie.at is the website of my university lectures. In the moment it includes information about my course "Demographic Models and Applications" for MA students at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The website is held in German language.