Research interests: Health and inequalities in ageing, method development for ageing research, economic and political demography.
Jim Oeppen is an Associate Professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics. His research interests include: developing new methods to forecast mortality using Compositional Data Analysis and Optimal Transport Methods; the changing trajectories of life expectancy from 1300 to the present and into the future; and the long-run dynamics of historical populations. He uses demographic microsimulation methods to examine the expected years that an individual could share with family members. He was formerly at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany; and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Cambridge University, England.