Project Team

Michael KuhnMichael Kuhn (principal investigator) –
Michael Kuhn leads the research group of population economics at the Vienna Institute of Demography. He has a doctorate in economics from the University of Rostock, Germany, and has held positions at the Centre of Health Economics, University of York, UK (1999-2004) and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research and University of Rostock, Germany (2005-2008). His research interests lie in health, population and labour economics, and he has published, inter alia, in the Journal of Health Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Demographic Research and Theoretical Population Biology.

StefanStefan Wrzaczek (co-applicant) –
Stefan Wrzaczek leads the FWF research project 'changing market structures in intertemporal optimization' at the University of Vienna. After receiving his PhD in 2005 he had positions at the Vienna University of Technology and the Vienna Institute of Demography. His research interests include applications of optimal control theory, age-structured optimal control theory, differential games, as well as health economics and population dynamics. He has published in Economics Letters, Theoretical Population Biology, Journal of Mathematical Economics, International Game Theory Review and Automatica.

ivanIvan Frankovic (project participant) -
Ivan Frankovic joined the Vienna Institute of Demography as a research assistant in October 2014. His main focus is on the numerical simulation and solution of optimization problems. Besides his work for MEDPRO he pursues a doctoral degree in mathematical economics at the Vienna University of Technology. Mr. Frankovic received a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Regensburg in 2013. He has written his master thesis in the field of mathematical modelling at the UC Berkeley (2012-2013) and worked in San Francisco for a health-care policy consultancy (2013-2014).

Petra Schmutz (administrative support) –