Daniela Weber

Assistant Professor (currently on leave)

Research Areas

  • Health

  • Demography

  • Ageing

  • Sustainable Development (e.g. SDGs 3 and 5)

Since 2016 I have been an Assistant Professor at the Health Economics and Policy Division and I am also a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) since 2010.


  • 2015 Doctorate (with distinction), Vienna University of Economics and Business

  • 2012 Master in Statistics, University of Vienna

  • 2010 Master equivalent in Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology

Publications (selected)

  • Weber, D., Scherbov, S. Prospects of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low and middle income countries. Sci Rep 10, 10442 (2020).

  • Spitzer S & Weber D (2019). Reporting biases in self-assessed physical and cognitive health status of older Europeans. PLoS ONE 14 (10): e0223526. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0223526.

  • Prasitsiriphon O & Weber D  (2019). Objective  physical measures and their association with subjective functional  limitations in a representative study population of older Thais. BMC Geriatrics 19 (1) DOI:10.1186/s12877-019-1093-3.

  • Weber Daniela. 2016. Differences in physical aging measured by walking speed: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. BMC Geriatrics, 16(31): 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-016-0201-x

  • Weber Daniela, Skirbekk Vegard, Freund Inga, and Herlitz Agneta. 2014. The changing face of cognitive gender differences in Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 111(32): 11673-11678 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1319538111

  • Skirbekk V, Loichinger E, & Weber D (2012). Variation in cognitive functioning as a refined approach to comparing aging across countries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (3): 770-774. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1112173109.

Please find the full list of publications here.


WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D4

1020 Vienna, Austria

Room: Third floor / D4.3.276

Phone: +43 - 01 - 31336 - 5590

Email: dweber@wu.ac.at

Office Hours: please request by email

You can find the CV here:

CV Daniela Weber