From "War on Cancer" to "War on Covid": Modelling Cause-of-death Mortality Dependence with Vine Copulas

  • Li, Han (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Czado, Claudia (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project aims to investigate the impact of cause-specific mortality experience on future life expectancy, via a cutting-edge vine copula approach. The first key project objective is to quantify and visualize the interaction and joint dynamics across different causes. The second key objective is to conduct scenario-based projections on future mortality levels and life expectancy, assuming a decrease/increase in mortality due to specific causes, as well as elimination of certain causes. The third and final objective, is to develop an interactive web-based tool for mortality and life expectancy projections based on the modelling outputs.
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/22