|Alma mater||Moscow University of Aviation |
All-Union Research Institute for Systems Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1983)
|Fields||Demographic analysis |
|Institutions||International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis |
Vienna Institute of Demography
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
Sergei Scherbov (born 1952) is a demographer specializing in demographic analysis and population projection. He is Deputy Program Leader with the World Population Program (POP) at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) since 2013 and Leader of the Population Dynamics and Forecasting Group at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2002.
From 1993-2002, Scherbov was a researcher and lecturer at the Population Research Centre, at the University of Groningen. He worked on the issues of population projections and development of software for population studies at IIASA since 1986, is leading scientist at the institute since 1992 and project leader since 2013. He is further Director of Demographic Analysis at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital since 2011 and Guest Professor at the WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Scherbov holds a Ph.D. in Theory of Systems, Control Theory and Systems Analysis from All-Union Research Institute for Systems Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (1983).
Scherbov has worked on demographic modeling, probabilistic population projections, applications of multistate demography, data processing and presentation, measuring aging in ways that take life expectancy change into account, and modeling of disability. He has done much research on the demography of the former Soviet Union. Dr. Scherbov is author, co-author, or co-editor of several books as well as numerous articles published in professional journals, including Nature, Science, and Population and Development Review.
Based on this research in 2012 he received a European Research Council ERC-Advanced Grant to develop new approaches to the study of age and ageing that are appropriate for 21st century conditions. Among other things, the project will ascertain the extent to which advanced societies are actually ageing in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. By addressing such fundamental issues this project will likely have a pronounced impact on future population ageing research.
- Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (2013). "The characteristics approach to the measurement of population aging" (PDF). Population and Development Review. 39 (4): 673–685. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2013.00633.x.
- Scherbov, S.; Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.C. (2011). "The uncertain timing of reaching 8 billion, peak world population, and other demographic milestones". Population and Development Review. 37 (3): 571–578. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2011.00435.x.
- Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (2010). "Remeasuring Aging". Science. 329 (5997): 1287–1288. doi:10.1126/science.1193647. PMID 20829469.
- Lutz, W.; Scherbov, S. (2008). "The coming acceleration of global population ageing". Nature. 451 (7179): 716–719. doi:10.1038/nature06516. PMID 18204438.
- Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (2007). "A near electoral majority of pensioners: Prospects and policies" (PDF). Population and Development Review. 33 (3): 543–554. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2007.00184.x.
- Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (2005). "Average remaining lifetimes can increase as human populations age" (PDF). Nature. 435 (7043): 811–813. doi:10.1038/nature03593. PMID 15944703.
- Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S., eds. (2004). The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Century: New Challenges for Human Capital Formation and Sustainable Development. London: Earthscan.
- Goldstein, J.; Lutz, W.; Scherbov, S. (2003). "Long-term population decline in Europe: The relative importance of tempo effects and generational length". Population and Development Review. 29 (4): 699–707. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2003.00699.x.
- Lutz, W.; O'Neill, B.C.; Scherbov, S. (2003). "Europe's population at a turning point". Science. 299 (5615): 1991–1992. doi:10.1126/science.1080316. PMID 12663901.
- Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (2001). "The end of world population growth" (PDF). Nature. 412 (6846): 543–545. doi:10.1038/35087589. PMID 11484054.
- O'Neill, B.C.; Scherbov, S.; Lutz, W. (1999). "The long-term effect of the timing of fertility decline on population size". Population and Development Review. 25 (4): 749–756. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.1999.00749.x.
- Scherbov, S.; van Vianen, H. (1999). "Marital and fertility careers of Russian women born between 1910 and 1935". Population and Development Review. 25 (1): 129–143. doi:10.1023/A:1011820132402.
- Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (1998). "Expert-based probabilistic population projections". Population and Development Review. 24 (Supplementary Issue: Frontiers of Population Forecasting): 139–155. doi:10.2307/2808054. JSTOR 2808054.
- Lutz, W.; Sanderson, W.C.; Scherbov, S. (1997). "Doubling of world population unlikely" (PDF). Nature. 387 (6635): 803–805. doi:10.1038/42935. PMID 9194559.