DCRD Department for Demographic Change and Regional Development

Human & Economy
Macroeconomic Perspective

Labour market • Consumption • Macroeconomy • Migration


Head of Department

Birgit Aigner-Walder

Foto Gruber Marika

Marika Gruber
Dep. Head


Albert Luger
Lecturer / Senior Researcher

Foto Johanna Kleinsasser

Johanna Kleinsasser

Stephanie Putz

Stephanie Putz
Junior Researcher

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Thomas Fenzl

Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle


IARA Folder (PDF, bilingual)


Research on ageing in the light of the economy and demography

The Department for Demographic Change and Regional Development (DCRD) of the Institute for Applied Research on Ageing (IARA) focuses on research into the effects and interactions of population ageing and migration movements from a (macro-)economic perspective. The DCRD research team concentrates mainly on the research areas labour market, consumption and the economy as a whole. We investigate which economic policy measures can be taken to meet the challenges associated with an ageing population and aim to identify growth potentials for ageing regions.

Priorities for ageing research at DCRD

Latest news from DCRD

ISTR International Conference | 12.-15.07.2022 | Hybrid from Montreal

Marika Gruber & Birgit Aigner-Walder at the International Society for Third Sector Research Conference.

IARA Research colloquium | March 16, 2022 | REVIEW

Informal care platform rethought? Find out more about the HEROES project and our research.

BiB-Symposium | The Ageing of the Baby Boomers | Nov. 25, 2021 | Online

Current Issues of Work and Retirement Research in a European Perspective. Contribution by CUAS/IARA.

DCRD projects and cooperation in projects

Project descriptions, links to (often English) project websites and other key information on all ongoing projects can be found on the German website version. An English translation will be made availbale as soon as possible. We are looking forward to you visiting our website again.