Christine Mayrhuber is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Labour Market, Income and Social
Security" since 1999. She researches questions of income development and income distribution also from a gender perspective,
the structure and financing of pension insurance, the redistributive effects of welfare state structures and the new conditions
in which social security mechanisms can take place on digital labour markets and modified income conditions in the future.
Her projects within the Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives" and for the European Parliament cover both
comparisons of different welfare state structures and developments over time. She has been a long-standing member of the Commission
for Long-term Pension Security in Austria and has designed and organised the annual conference on welfare state questions
since 2005 together with the Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger (Main Association of Austrian Social
Insurance Institutions). After studying economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, she worked as a research
assistant at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna before joining WIFO. Christine Mayrhuber is Käthe Leichter Prize
Winner in 2013.