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

Foto Christina Lobnig

Christina Lobnig
Junior Researcher

Stephanie Putz

Stephanie Putz
Junior Researcher

Albert Luger
Lecturer/Senior Researcher

Thomas Döring

Hochschule Darmstadt

Foto Rahel Schomaker

Rahel Schomaker

Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle


DCRD Research Info Sheet (PDF, in German)
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

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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.