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Christine Mayrhuber

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Labour Market, Income and Social Security
  • 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.
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Research scope
  • Digital transformation
  • Income and distribution
  • Labour market and gender issues
  • Social policy and the welfare state