Mikko Myrskyla (born 1978) is a Finnish demographer who is a professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and the executive director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), notable for its work in the field of extreme longevity tracking.[1] His research interests include population health, fertility analysis, and demographic forecasting.[2]


Myrskyla was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1978.[1] He holds a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD Statistics from the University of Helsinki. He was appointed as the new co-director of the MPIDR in October 2014, along with founding director James Vaupel,[3] and has been the executive director since July 2015.[1] He has authored over 40 publications.[2]