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Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger

Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger

Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger is Senior Economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (Research Group “Labour Market, Income and Social Security”) since 2007. Her work focuses on socioeconomic aspects of long-term care, the interfaces between the labour market and social security, and the socioeconomic effects of the ageing population. Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger completed a PhD programme in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence in 2004 and a doctorate in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2002, where she also got her “Habilitation” in Economics in 2010. Before joining WIFO, she was a university assistant at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in the field of Labour Market Economics for six years, interrupted by research stays at Harvard University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Turin and the European University Institute.


Countries Austria;
Topics Economics of LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Governance and LTC systems organisation; LTC Policy; LTC Systems;
Methods Data science and LTC research; Economic evaluation; Quantitative data analysis; Surveys;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Data Science; Economics of Long-Term Care; Employment Education and Family carers; Long-Term Care Policy; Quasi-experimental methods;
Research interests

Economics of long-term care

Economics of ageing

Labour economics

Key publications

Streicher, G., Famira-Mühlberger, U., Firgo, M. (2022): The Economic Impact of Long-term Care Services, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform (Journal of Social Policy Research), 68, (2), S.211-235.

Famira-Mühlberger, U., Mayrhuber, C., Nowotny, K. (2022): Gesundheitsleistungen und Pflegegeldbezug, WIFO-Monatsberichte, 95(3).

Famira-Mühlberger, U. (2020): Pflegevorsorge in Gemeinden, WIFO-Monatsberichte, 93(10).

Famira-Mühlberger, U., Firgo, M., Streicher, G. (2020): Ärztliche Versorgung und der demographische Wandel, WIFO-Monatsberichte, 93(8), 609-618.

Famira-Mühlberger, U., Firgo, M. (2019): Zum künftigen Bedarf an Pflegepersonal in den stationären und mobilen Diensten, WIFO-Monatsberichte 92(3), 149-157.